• Savannah's Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour
    Georgia

    Savannah’s Hop on Hop off Trolley Tour

    It’s been 8 years since I stepped foot in Savannah, Georgia. I remembered the smell of magnolias and the hospitality I was greeted with. It always stuck out in my mind as the highlight of my first solo road trip so when Peter and I had the chance to utilize a complimentary flight we opted for four days in Savannah. Upon booking the trip there was one thing we didn’t take into account, the heat in Georgia during August. In an attempt to help combat the heat we decided to utilize the Hop on Hop off Old Towne Trolley Tours. We booked our package online opting to add the Prohibition…

  • Hidden Bunker of the Greenbrier
    West Virginia

    The Hidden Government Bunker of The Greenbrier

    Located in White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia sits a large luxury resort that looks as though it should be on a postcard or possibly the set location of a Stephen King novel. Surrounded by natural wonders such as mineral springs and forest, The Greenbrier started accepting guest in 1778 and has since held guest in their 800+ rooms, suites, and estate homes. Among the rolling golf courses, lavish decorations, and sprawling lobbies there sits a piece of American History that was hidden from the public until recently. It might come as a surprise or maybe not, that the government takes precautions in protecting their officials. Most widely known case of this is…

  • Ice Cream Barn
    Ice Cream & Other Treats,  West Virginia

    Meeting the Locals at the Ice Cream Barn

    At the end of a very hot tour of the Trans-Alleghany Lunatic Asylum, it was late in the afternoon and we wanted to get back on the road to reach our next destination. However, we were craving something cold and delicious. It was a great surprise to find the Ice Cream Barn just a few blocks away. As we headed towards the highway the Ice Cream Barn appeared on our left as we came around a bend in the road. If we had not made a pact to try and find someplace to stop for ice cream or something to drink we likely would have missed this cute little stop on the side…

  • Visiting the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum
    West Virginia

    Visiting the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum

    Creepy, cooky, really… ok this isn’t the Addams Family! But when I’m talking about anything in the realm of horror, haunted, scary or oddity the theme song comes into play. Why wouldn’t it? It’s my favorite movie after all which gives a base understanding of why I just love visiting places that bring out the unknown and oddity wonders of life. So when we planned our road trip through West Virginia my number one place to visit on our itinerary was the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum. A Little History The Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum was also known as the Weston State Hospital opened their doors in 1864. The design of the Asylum was…

  • Dickey's BBQ Birthday Surprise
    Dinner,  West Virginia

    Dickey’s Barbecue Pit Birthday Surprise

    This year for my birthday Pete and I were in West Virginia. Since we both love to travel and my birthday lands just a few days before a major holiday here in the USA we opted to take a trek down south. The night before we had stopped in a location that had nothing but a Dairy Queen open so we were hungry and ready for some good old southern BBQ. After checking into our hotel and getting some recommendations from the receptionist we made our way over to Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. We didn’t really know what to expect and where pleasantly surprised that it wasn’t a fast food place, but…

  • Fort Mifflin of Philadelphia
    Pennsylvania

    Fort Mifflin of Philadelphia

    Some forty years ago two individuals met and fell in love at a place called Fort Mifflin. Those two people happen to be my mom & dad. Fast forward 31 years and I got to take Peter to a place that not only started my family but was like a second home for me growing up. Fort Mifflin is located just north of the Philadelphia Airport, a short drive off of Interstate 95 (known as i95 by locals), right next to the Delaware river. Classified by many as a hidden gem of Philadelphia, the fort does not get enough recognition for its part in the revolutionary and civil wars and…

  • National WWII Museum
    Louisiana

    The National WWII Museum in New Orleans

    WWII history is taught to us in brief chronological order throughout our time in school. To dive deeper into any form of historical information many of us have to search it out through books, movies, research, etc. For Peter and I, WWII would be one of those pieces of history that we both dive deeper into on our own personal time, that’s why when we went to New Orleans we made it a priority to visit The National WWII Museum. Currently made up of 6 buildings, with plans on expanding in the near future, The National WWII Museum offers visitors a glimpse into the political, military and civilian side of the war.…

  • Boston Itinerary
    Massachusetts

    Things to do in Boston

    Boston is one of the oldest cities in the United States. Riddled with its stake in the American Revolutionary War and the making of America, this is one of the main reasons for tourist to be attracted in general. For Peter and myself, we knew we wanted to visit after I was accepted into Grad School at Boston University. In just a few short days we got to explore many of the mainstream locations as well as neighborhood events that aren’t published for the world to see, just by walking through the city. Here are some great things to look for and explore on your visit to Boston.  Boston Aquarium…

  • Tubing on the Delaware
    Pennsylvania

    Tubing on the Delaware

    The Delaware River separates Pennsylvania and New Jersey as it runs its way towards the Atlantic Ocean. For us, it’s practically in our backyard. As we were beginning to date we explored New Hope, Pennslyvania and then Lambertville, New Jersey, now where we call home, which is just a bridge ride apart from each other. But we wanted to start exploring some other things along the Delaware River as it holds a special place in Melissa’s heart and childhood memories. This is where River Country comes into play. Growing up Melissa was accustom to seeing the commercials and wondered what it was like to do such an activity. We talked about…

  • Breakfast Burrito in NOLA
    Breakfast,  Louisiana

    Bittersweet Breakfast in NOLA

    I’m not sure if it’s because I was in pain during our trip thanks to a broken ankle or I just wasn’t 100% sure I would actually write a travel blog again, but during our trip to New Orleans, I found myself enjoying the food more and taking photos less. Which is great for the concept of “being in the moment” but not so much when I finally decided I wanted to write about our travels and the food we enjoyed. As food goes I’m not one to be overly excited about anything in particular, which has caused arguments from individuals in the past. Peter understands this weird aspect of me,…