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1 Great Day in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park

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After driving from Nashville to Gatlinburg we were amazed at the amount of hotels, neon signs, carnival rides and other tourist traps that lined the road. We had heard that Pigeon Forge and Gatlinburg were commercialized but we had no idea how bad it really was. With places like Dollywood paving the way, we kept on driving until […]

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The Blue Ridge Parkway In 1 Day

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There we go! About to drive through one of the many rustic-stone tunnels located along the historic, 469-mile Blue Ridge Parkway, America’s longest linear park. Part of the Appalachian Mountains, the BRP runs through North Carolina and Virginia, and though it’s not technically a National Park, it has been America’s most visited park every year since 1946, except […]

The Largest (Abandoned) Treehouse in the World: The Minister’s Treehouse

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Are you ready for one of our coolest adventures yet?! As we approached the giant locked gate, followed by the boldly-lettered “No Trespassing” sign, we looked at each other, recalled our intention and with no more than a moment’s hesitation, we hopped the fence. Originally intended as “God’s house, where everyone is welcome,” for years […]

Seeing the Cherry Blossoms Bloom in DC

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We had no idea how much we would love DC until the moment we arrived. With historical jewels, sprawling parks, oodles of thai food and incredible cupcakes behind every corner, we could have stayed forever. A gift of 3,000 cherry blossoms were first given to the United States by Japan in 1912 to honor the countries […]

Austin Bucket List: Unique Places To See and Things To Do

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With a city-wide intention to “keep Austin weird,” it’s no wonder there is so much creativity and self-expression pulsing through the city’s streets! Everywhere we went it seemed as if there was something unique to watch, listen to, try on, taste and see. With so much awesomeness to choose from, we somehow managed to narrow […]

Gardner: An Artfully Intimate Dining Experience in Austin

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Located in a quiet nook on the infamous 6th street, rests a dimly lit, wood-decked eatery known as “Gardner.” Natural and classy, finished with fine lines and touches of light, everything about this environment told us that our lives would be better off after having come here. After settling in, we were visited by an […]

Blown Away with iFLY Austin!

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With locations across the US, Canada, the UK and Asia, including Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Singapore, the heart-pumping, lip-flapping experience created by iFLY is something that you truly have to experience for yourself! It was 8am when we arrived to the impressive iFLY building located next to a famous Amy’s Ice Creams, make note for your visit The […]

3 Must-Do’s When Visiting Corpus Christi

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Known as the “Texas Riviera” or the “Sparkling City by the Sea,” we came to Corpus Christi hoping to enjoy the beautiful beaches and famously steady kite-surfing winds, but unfortunately, the weather had something else in mind. Luckily, it wasn’t long before we were able to figure out a few ways to enjoy each other and CC regardless of the forecast. First […]

Jo’s, we love YOU so much! Coffee and so much more…

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What a great way to wake up right?! After working at the SXSW Music, Film and Interactive Tradeshow for 5 days straight, we were so excited to finally be able to enjoy our first free morning! We headed on over to hip and funky South Congress area, also referred to by locals as “SoCo,” in search […]

Austin’s Best Outdoor Art Gallery: Castle Hill

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3 stories of crumbling concrete, dripping paint and raw talent invites artists and admirers alike to scale the walls and explore the layers of soulful messages that cover this inspiring place known as Castle Hill. One of the largest outdoor galleries in the US, Hope: Outdoor Gallery, as it is also referred to, was developed to provide muralists, graffiti artists […]

Relationship Q & A

Why would you want to live in a van for a year?

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Partially because we’re crazy, but mostly because it’s something we crave. For the past year Drew and I have been itching for a geographical challenge. Luckily our jobs and careers have worked out so that we were able to dissolve old projects and ignite new ones that will thrive with us being location independent. There are so many […]

Running Our First Marathon and How it Strengthened Us: Mind, Body and Soul

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There I go, about to finish the longest 4 and a half hours of my life. Amazement, exhaustion, desperation, and gratitude are some of the feelings that flood my heart in these final moments. I have never felt so strong and so weak at the same time… not since the early days of my recovery at least. […]

How to plan an awesome surprise party!

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I have a huge smile on my face just looking at this picture, I can’t tell who had more fun, me or Drew! As a surprise party planner you experience the immense elation that comes from an artfully and, hopefully, successfully executed plan. Whether all the parts fall flawlessly into place or the unexpected occurs and […]

We Won a Liebster Award!!

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Wait… what does that mean?? While we were extremely stoked to have received this honor, at the same time we had no idea what it was! Thankfully, our new blogging friends over at Nerd Nomads, who nominated us, also explained what exactly this award meant. The Liebster Award has been around for several decades now […]