2017 has been one of the best years of my life. I got married this year, I finally asked the universe for this great big thing called being a writer, and I traveled to places I had never been before. I am looking forward to 2018 with a personal expectation to pursue the business side of blogging, learn more about photography, and create various city guides. I also want to start vlogging via YouTube which is an extremely intimidating undertaking but I’m stoked. Basically, I could stop everything I’m doing now (aka my full-time job) and commit myself to nothing but learning new programs and equipment. However, I love being a nurse which means that making progress on the technical side of things might happen at a slower pace around here. I would ask you guys to be patient with me but you’ve already proven your magnificence up to this point. This blog, much like its author, is a work in progress. Let’s all be messy and understanding together, yes?

Now for a recap of my travels in 2017…

Asheville, NC- Blog posts about my bachelorette weekend and hidden gems around Asheville here, here, here, here, here, here, and here. I’m realizing now how much time we spent in Asheville this year. It’s only an hour and a half from Bristol but the drive feels much shorter.

Cleveland, OH- My first major league baseball game here and Chris’ birthday present here.

Gatlingburg, TN- The latest hotspots here and here as well as dog-friendly trails in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park here.

Hot Springs, NC- Post on soaking in Hot Springs here.

Kingsport, TN- I started my love affair with Gypsy Circus Cider here.

Knoxville, TN- Christopher’s birthday party here at Maple Hall.

Mendota, VA- Our kayaking experience at Adventure Mendota here.

Mexico- Honeymoon posts hereherehere, and here.

Nashville, TN- Red Bull Flugtag here. Where we ate here and here.

Put-in-Bay, OH- This bride got two bachelorette parties and one of them was here.

…and the trips I have planned in 2018 so far! 

New York City, NY

Portland, OR

Seattle, WA

Norfolk, VA

Jonesborough, TN

Chattanooga, TN

Memphis, TN

Nashville, TN

Knoxville, TN

Please let me know if you have any recommendations for these cities! I would really appreciate suggestions for what to see, where to eat, etc. Definitely fill me in on something that isn’t worth the time/money. I’m blessed to even be able to go on these adventures so let me know what kinds of things you’d like to see on the blog. Lastly I want to say that I’ve been astonished at how kindly everyone has received You, Me, and Tennessee these last 6 months. I couldn’t be more grateful to you guys for reading my posts. Here’s to us taking 2018 by the horns.

Until next time,


5 thoughts on “2017 TRAVEL RECAP + 2018 TRAVEL PLANS

  1. Norfolk, VA! lol that’s around where I live. What do you plan on seeing there?! Seems so random to me but I guess there is a few interesting places around! I love Asheville, that is where I went for my honeymoon! We loved the Biltmore Estate. Also I feel like I needed to thank you for posting about that perfume you got from Anthropology for your wedding, my husband got it for me for Christmas and it smells amazing!

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