NAPLES: YES OR NO?

NAPLES: YES OR NO?

Naples, Italy has mixed reviews online and even among friends and family. While planning our trip we decided to stop in Naples for the sake of train travel on our way to Venice. I also knew that Naples was known for its pizza and is the proud home of the greatest pizzerias in the world. Now that we’ve been, let me tell you how it stacks up to other cities and give our final answer on whether or not you should book part of your trip in Naples. Continue reading “NAPLES: YES OR NO?”

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5 THINGS TO DO IN VENICE, ITALY

5 THINGS TO DO IN VENICE, ITALY

Venice gets the award for being unlike any city I’ve ever visited. The city is made up of smaller islands attached by bridges. Public transportation is a fleet of boats not buses. There are no cars or bikes to be found due to the narrow walkways. Getting lost isn’t just a possibility here, it’s guaranteed. Let me tell you all about 5 things you should do if you find yourself in stunning Venezia. Continue reading “5 THINGS TO DO IN VENICE, ITALY”

POSITANO GUIDE

POSITANO GUIDE

Getting to see Positano in person was easily one of the most surreal experiences of my life. I’ve been determined to stop saying “some day” and start buying plane tickets and making plans. In this case we had to get a plane ticket, a train ticket, a subway ticket, and a bus ticket. The trip from Rome is not for the faint of heart but finding my feet in Positano made it all worth it. Chris and I decided it was our favorite day so that’s why I’m starting the guides here. Enjoy! Continue reading “POSITANO GUIDE”

OUR ITALY ITINERARY

OUR ITALY ITINERARY

I’m sharing our travel itinerary for Italy including lots of photos! I’m breaking down 10 days in 6 cities and giving you the highlights to expand into individual posts later. I got fancy with the graphic design so let me know if you like this format for future posts. Continue reading “OUR ITALY ITINERARY”

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION

WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION

Buongiorno from Tennessee! I have a dozen or so Italy posts to share with you but today I wanted to start by saying how seamless it was to plan our trip with a travel agent. Kelsey over at Hearten L+E put together our dream itinerary for a 10 day trip to Italy that came in UNDER BUDGET. That’s including flights, transfers, train rides, a cooking class, and tours in Venice, Rome, and Pompeii. Continue reading “WHY YOU SHOULD USE A TRAVEL AGENT FOR YOUR NEXT VACATION”

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE

October is finally here which means Oktoberfest is almost over! It ends on Sunday the 6th but don’t worry if you can’t make it to Munich this year. Knoxville has the best place to celebrate Oktoberfest (in a CASTLE no less) and I’ve got pictures to prove it. Continue reading “CELEBRATE OKTOBERFEST IN THIS KNOXVILLE BEER CASTLE”

DELTA BLUES BBQ

DELTA BLUES BBQ

The newest restaurant in Bristol caught my eye while walking down State Street during Rhythm and Roots last weekend. Delta Blues is a BBQ restaurant that feels a little like Memphis and Nashville right here in Bristol. My husband is known as the brisket king in our family so I knew it wouldn’t be long before we ended up at Delta Blues for dinner. Let me show you around. Continue reading “DELTA BLUES BBQ”

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019

Bristol’s Rhythm & Roots Reunion is a music and art festival held every 3rd weekend in September on the state line between Tennessee and Virginia. Since we’ve lived in Bristol for the last 7 years we’ve been quite a few times and seen incredible headliners and talented artists from all over the world. One year my sister set up an art tent to sell her pottery which gave me a unique opportunity to see the festival from the other side. This year was much more relaxed because we decided to go for one day instead of all 3. Continue reading “RHYTHM & ROOTS 2019”

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?

Did you know there is a “you pick” flower field in Sevierville? As a self-proclaimed anthophile (flower lover) I’ve spent my fair share of sunny days surrounded by delicate petals and buzzing bees. As a Sevierville naitive I couldn’t wait to tell you all about this small business with deep roots. Continue reading “HAVE YOU BEEN TO THIS YOU PICK FLOWER FIELD IN SEVIERVILLE?”

GRAZE BURGERS

GRAZE BURGERS

Girls night out has been scheduled at Graze for months now and after 2 failed attempts the third time was the charm! I’m excited to see how downtown Sevierville looks in the near future. How great would it be to have more restaurants and maybe even (Heaven help us) a brewery? Continue reading “GRAZE BURGERS”