Posts tagged with: travel

~Carmen Who doesn’t love a great road trip?  How about a road trip that features great food, music, and breathtakingly beautiful landscape.  One road trip crisscrossing the state of Tennessee accomplishes all three!  Starting in Memphis, the birthplace of rock & roll and traversing to the Great Smoky Mountains is a great way to experience......
~ Carmen Franklin, Tennessee is a small, historic town located just 20 miles south of Nashville.  Known for its Civil War history and thriving downtown, a visit to Franklin, Tennessee makes for a perfect weekend getaway or convenient road trip stop! Franklin, Tennessee happens to be just 3 1/2 hours east of where we live......
~Carmen Joe and I have traveled extensively around the world.  It seems no matter where we are, when people hear we live in Tennessee, they immediately remark, “Oh, Jack Daniel’s!”  Even when we took a cooking class last summer in Athens, Greece, the chef/teacher held up a Jack Daniel’s key chain and exclaimed, “Ahhh! Jack......
~Carmen Tallahassee has been our daughter Lauren’s home for the past 2 years while attending Florida State University.  It is known for being the capital of Florida and home of FSU, a bustling college campus with an enrollment of over 40,000 students.  Even though Tallahassee isn’t usually considered a tourist destination, there is still plenty......
~ Carmen So our friends are always asking us if we ever go to work.  Well, yes.  Joe and I both have full-time jobs.  I’m a 6th grade history teacher, so I have more time off than most.  If you have ever tried to keep an eleven year old focused for more than 5 minutes,......
  As we look back at 2017, there were some not so pleasant moments (read Worst Travel Experiences of 2017), but for the most part, we had pleasantly memorable travel experiences.  From visiting a childhood friend in Brazil to spending 2 weeks in Greece to taking several long road trips, 2017 was a travel year for......
~ Wendy Dessler (Guest Post) You’ve booked your trip to the US. Still, you’ve heard your friends and family mention how Americans are and what it is like visiting the States. You can’t help but wonder if what they say is true. Are Americans “me first” and want everyone to speak English? Will you see......
~Carmen Orcas Island is the largest of the San Juan Islands, which are located in the northwest corner of Washington State. The island can be accessed through the Washington State Ferry system.  It can also be reached by small (and I mean very small) aircraft or chartered boat.  Just a day or two is all......
~Carmen Seattle is one of our “family visit” places.  Joe grew up just south of Seattle, and most of his family still lives in the area.  I had been in the area a couple of times growing up (Uncle lived in Aberdeen, WA), but I was really little and only remember a few of the......
~ Carmen The first time we traveled to Greece, it was part of an organized tour that included a Greek Island cruise.  As a teacher of ancient history, I knew I wanted to return to Greece.  This time I wanted to be able to spend more time absorbing the history and beautiful landscape.  We planned......
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