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“Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” ― Terry Pratchett

Does wanderlust tug at you? I love to see the sunset on new horizons, experience different cultures, and hunt for that memory to bring home. Here are some of our favorite journeys, both near and far.

Shop Small for the Holidays

Shop Small for the Holidays

Black Friday and Small Business Saturday 2020 is here and it’s never been more important to support our small businesses. I’m sure you have some favorites like I do, and I’d love to show them some love this holiday season. I’ll kick it off: Here is a list of a few of...

Art of the Pumpkin at Dallas Arboretum

Art of the Pumpkin at Dallas Arboretum

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own Yay, October! Boooo COVID. We have friends who have a COVID high-risk family member. Their daughter is a good friend of my daughter, and they haven’t seen each other for months. When the Dallas Arboretum and Botanical...

State Fair of Texas 2020: The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru

State Fair of Texas 2020: The Big Tex Fair Food Drive-Thru

This is a sponsored post. All opinions are my own. If you are looking for your annual State Fair fix, the Big Tex Fair Food Drive Through State Fair food experience doesn't get any better than this!   In all the ultimate weirdness of 2020, going to the State Fair...

A socially-distant Texas Sales Tax Holiday

A socially-distant Texas Sales Tax Holiday

Whether you're online learning or in-class, the Texas sales tax holiday is still on – Friday, Aug. 7, through midnight Sunday, Aug. 9, but there are a few updates. Texas sales tax holiday weekend is much anticipated as it exempts most clothing, footwear, school...

Texas Civil War Museum

Texas Civil War Museum

One of our favorite things to do when we visit Chattanooga is to visit the historic battlefields, but that's a long way to go for a bit of history. I'm sure many Texans have no idea how close they live to a Civil War cemetery or related site -- even here in North...

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Self-guided art and architecture tour of DFW

Guess what I’m doing this week. Taking a vacation (YAY) but we aren’t going anywhere (BOO), thank you COVID-19. It’s not awful, I mean DFW is a pretty fabulous place to live and lots of people come here to visit, so I can actually pretend to be a tourist and take a...

My list of haunted hotels

My list of haunted hotels

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? You’d know if you had. There’s definitely a certain vibe you get when you enter – the energy just feels different. I recently stayed in my fifth haunted hotel and while I didn’t know until after I had checked out, (when someone...

Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

Visiting Magnolia Market in Waco Texas

There's a new "to-do" on the list of things when visitors come to town: visiting Magnolia Market in Waco, Texas. Made famous by the HGTV show, "Fixer Upper," Chip and Joanna Gaines have literally made Waco the new tourist destination for the Perot household. This past...

My list of haunted hotels

My list of haunted hotels

Have you ever stayed in a haunted hotel? You’d know if you had. There’s definitely a certain vibe you get when you enter – the energy just feels different. I recently stayed in my fifth haunted hotel and while I didn’t know until after I had checked out, (when someone...

Harry Potter Studio Tour

Harry Potter Studio Tour

The Cupcake and I have been listening to Harry Potter audio books read by Jim Dale lately. His mastery of impressions and artful presentation has completely changed our outlook on driving absolutely anywhere. Instead of dreading the 40 minutes to dance class, it’s now...

Touring Downton Abbey

Touring Downton Abbey

The premier of season 6 of Downton Abbey aired in the US last night. I won’t give away any spoilers, but it certainly moved the stories along in the sweetest and most fulfilling way. If only Masterpiece: Downton Abbey Season 6" target="_blank" rel="nofollow">my...

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Or should I say, “Aloha,” or “Bonjour” or “Howdy?” Let’s pack our bags and set out for another adventure. Here’s a few of my favorite places on earth.

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