Yosemite National Park is one of the most stunning destinations in the United States. But where should you stay during your visit? We’ve found the BEST place to stay just outside of the entrance of Yosemite National Park. And, spoilers, there are UNLIMITED S’MORES. Yes, you read that right.
Indiana is a state full of surprises. In this one (very tall) Midwestern state, you can find sugar sand beaches, lakeside resorts, giant sand dunes, ancient burial grounds, ski resorts, German villages, and vineyards. Pretty impressive for just one state, right? I am a proud Hoosier (AND a proud Kentuckian – a rare coexistence). I LOVED attending college in Bloomington – my personal favorite destination in Indiana, centrally located within a several hours drive of many amazing Indiana getaways. I explored Indiana on weekends and holidays, venturing as far north as the South Shore and as far south as Evansville. From the northern shoreline of Lake Michigan to the southern border with my hometown on the Ohio River, Indiana is filled with hidden gems to explore. Here are 8 of my favorite weekend getaways in Indiana!
Redwoods. Vineyards. Mountain towns nestled in pine trees. Scenic coastal views. Otters. Sea lions. Ponies, for some reason? Fresh oysters. It kinda sounds like I’m describing a bunch of different locations, doesn’t it? Nope: I’m describing one small destination in Northern California, located just a couple of hours north of San Francisco. It’s the PERFECT romantic weekend getaway from San Francisco!
We fell head over heels in love with Europe in the winter last year. We decided there was nothing more romantic than exploring cobblestone streets and Christmas Markets together in the snow, walking in hand in hand both because it’s disgustingly cute and also to avoid slipping on ice and falling (we are both extremely clumsy). So when it came time to decide where we wanted to travel to for Christmas this year, it was a no-brainer. Prague is one of the most stunning cities in Europe, with the added bonus of being budget-friendly AND having Christmas Markets that stay open after New Years. Here’s our massive guide to visiting Prague in the winter!
Ruidoso, New Mexico is quaint little village tucked up in the Sierra Blanca Mountains. It’s an outdoor lover’s paradise and a total hidden gem in the southwest USA. I say hidden gem, but everyone who lives within a few hours of this beautiful little mountain town knows and loves Ruidoso. For the rest of us? Discovering the tucked-away outdoor playland of Ruidoso felt like stumbling upon a jackpot. There are SO many adventurous, outdoorsy things to do in Ruidoso! How did we not know about this place?! From hiking to skiing to the some of the best zip lining in the USA, here’s why you need to rent a cabin and escape to Ruidoso ASAP!
When I told my husband I wanted to take a romantic weekend getaway to Memphis, Tennessee, he was like, “why?” I suppose Memphis isn’t exactly the first destination on the list of romantic weekend getaways in the USA. But what could be more romantic than stuffing our faces with BBQ and hanging out with ducks in a hotel? (Yes, y’all. Ducks.) As it turns out, Memphis is TOTALLY RAD. I can’t believe I lived a few hours away from it my whole life and never visited! We spent 48 hours in Memphis having the time of our lives and we can’t WAIT to go back. We’ve created a weekend itinerary for Memphis that will have you dancing through Memphis all weekend long!