Vacation Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Earlier this week, for National Coffee Day, I shared a post about coffee-centered vacations. A number of my coffee-loving counterparts remarked they didn't realize you could take a vacation that was centered around coffee. Well, you absolutely can! So I thought I'd go more in depth about what this kind of vacation would look like,… Continue reading Vacation Ideas for Coffee Lovers

Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando

Halloween Horror Nights may not be happening this year, but Universal Orlando has dreamed up other frightfully fun ideas to scare even its most stoic guests. And its included with daytime admission to Universal Studios Florida and Universal’s Islands of Adventure! September 26-27 and October 3-November 1 will be scary good! BRAVE TWO HAUNTED HOUSES… Continue reading Frightful Fun at Universal Orlando

Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest

The inspiration behind our short visit to Paducah, KY was to take a hike in the Garden of the Gods Wilderness, which along with six other wilderness areas, is part of Shawnee National Forest in S Illinois. Together, there are 3,300 acres of rolling hills. The 1964 Wilderness Act ensures that nature will be allowed… Continue reading Garden of the Gods, Shawnee National Forest

Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

I adore historic homes and dream about restoring one in retirement. Cary and Melinda Winchester got to live out my dream with the Belle Louise Historic Guest House in Paducah, KY. About the Home Built in 1879, this Italianate mansion was built by Lt. James Daniel Frazier and his wife Sarah Abigail Frazier for their… Continue reading Belle Louise Historic Guest House, Paducah, KY

How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky

Shortly after moving to Nashville earlier this year, I casually mentioned to the DH that I wanted to visit Garden of the Gods in S Illinois. To my absolute surprise, he planned a visit there in conjunction with an overnight stay in Paducah, which is on the way. Designated a UNESCO Creative City in 2013,… Continue reading How to Spend 24 Hours in Paducah, a Charming Little Port Town in W Kentucky

A Twinkle of Holiday Magic

We'll be at Disney World during the holidays and were keeping all our fingers and toes crossed that Mickey's Very Merry Christmas Party and EPCOT's Candlelight Processional might happen. Unfortunately, these events are taking a hiatus, but Disney World plans to infuse a twinkle of holiday magic throughout the parks and resorts to make visits… Continue reading A Twinkle of Holiday Magic