Ybor City is a historical neighborhood in Tampa, Florida founded in 1885 by Vicente Martinez-Ybor. Martinez-Ybor was a Spaniard by birth but started his cigar manufacturing company in Cuba. He was looking to relocate his business and moved it to Key West before finally settling on Tampa. At one point in history, Ybor City was […]
A Local’s Guide to Bristol, TN
Let me show you around Bristol, Tennessee! Bristol is a small town on the border of Tennessee and Virginia with a lot more to offer than racing. After you read this I hope you start planning a trip to the city in two states.
How to Spend a Day in Naples, Italy
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. […]
The Top Five 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. […]
Postcards from Positano
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 […]
Our Italy Itinerary- 10 Days, 6 Cities
I’m sharing our travel itinerary for Italy and I’m breaking down 10 days in 6 cities including Rome, Naples, Positano, Pompeii, Venice, and Murano. Take a look at everything we were able to see (and eat) in 10 short days.
Five Things You Can’t Miss in Portland
If you can believe it, this is my 100th blog post! I wanted to use this momentous occasion to showcase more of Portland. I can’t recommend this part of the country enough for your next vacation. There were still lots of things we wanted to see (and eat) so we’ll definitely be back. Here are […]
Five Tips for Your First Trip to NYC
I would like to start off by saying that NYC is a competitive choice to travel for any occasion- weekend, bachelorette, holiday, anniversary, you name it! Last time I went for 3 days and managed to fit in a trip to The Empire State Building, Rockefeller Center, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, The Statue of Liberty, Ellis […]