Gatlinburg Skybridge

Gatlinburg, Tennessee draws visitors from all over the world and is known as the gateway to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Due to my job, I go to the area multiple times a year and with plenty of hiking, food and sightseeing opportunities; I never get bored when I’m in town. This year, my…

Prague – Food At The Christmas Markets

You may be wondering, “Why go to a restaurant when I can eat on Old Town Square at the markets?” Well, if you’re visiting Prague during Christmas, you’ll certainly find enough in the square to try! Here are a few of the things I had at Old Town Square and the other Christmas markets throughout…

Prague – A Walk Along The River

So often, when we walked through the streets of Prague and talked about where we would go next, we’d almost always end up at Charles Bridge at some point in the day. Besides Old Town Square, Charles Bridge is the most tourist populated area of Prague, and with good reason. Following underneath Charles Bridge is…

Prague – The Prague Castle

Across the river from Old Town, The Prague Castle dominates the skyline on top of the hill. If you think the structure is imposing from that distance, just wait until you stand on the steps of St. Vitus Cathedral and look straight up. It’s stunning. If your walking there, give yourself plenty of time. We…

Prague – Old Town Square

Prague, Czech Republic may not be on everyone’s bucket list, but after spending a week there over Christmas, I’m convinced it should be. The pedestrian city is a walking wonder of history, stunning architecture and unparalleled views. Throw in the festive Christmas season, snowy days and the bustle of shoppers at the Christmas markets and…

Andrew Johnson Historic Site – Greeneville, TN

Tucked away in the rolling hills of Eastern Tennessee is a timeless piece of American history.  And when I say tucked away, I mean, tucked away! The two lane leading into Greeneville, Tennessee curved around beautiful countryside fields before it led me into the small town that was home to our 17th President, Andrew Johnson….

Nathaniel Russell House – Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston, South Carolina is an antebellum home lovers dream.  All over the historic district, you can tour homes that display Charleston life in the late 1700’s and early 1800’s.  On Meeting Street, the Nathaniel Russell House reflects the wealth of the Russell’s, who built what would become one of the nation’s most important examples of…

The Heyward- Washington House | Charleston, SC

Charleston, South Carolina has become one of my favorite places to visit.  Downtown, you literally can walk past history and enjoy things like Starbucks or Five Guys in the same step.  The atmosphere makes for an unforgettable visit and this year, my crew was in the mood for a relaxing day walking around town, with…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Chichen Itza

There’s something about touring an ancient ruin that can cause your heart to skip a beat.  The reality of walking among the same structures that a civilization built with their hands thousands of years ago, wondering what the people who lived there would think if they saw a bus load of tourists walking around their…

Singing At Sea Cruise | Key West

This year, my February cruise took me to the ports of Key West, Florida and Cozumel, Mexico.  Our first stop was in Key West, via Royal Caribbean’s Brilliance of the Seas.  We came into port at 11:30 am and were cleared to leave the ship by noon.  During the afternoon, we visited the Southernmost Point,…