Beignets. Jazz music. Ghosts. Gumbo. New Orleans is one of the most unique places in the USA, with a complex history that reflects the story of the United States. And the food – oh, the food! 3 days in New Orleans is just enough time to eat plenty of Creole food, befriend some ghosts, learn about complex history, and explore New Orleans’ most beautiful neighborhoods. Here’s the perfect 3-day New Orleans itinerary!
We Californians like to joke that the only state we love as much as California is Colorado. (I say joke, but we’re being totally serious.) But I think it’s because we share a lot in common with our landlocked friend-state: legal weed (hayyy), glorious snow-capped mountains, and an unofficial state-wide obsession with rock climbing. Something else our states both share is an endless number of towns, villages, cities, and parks to explore on a weekend getaway! There are also tons of fun, beautiful, and downright weird places to explore on a weekend getaway in Colorado. We partnered with some of our favorite travel bloggers to create this list of the best weekend getaways in Colorado!
Mendocino, California is located just a few hours north of San Francisco on California’s stunning Pacific Coast Highway. It’s one of the best weekend trips from San Francisco, and we’ve been up to visit multiple times. Mendocino is known for it’s world-class wine and stunning coastal views, and the area is a perfect spot for a romantic getaway or girl’s trip! The first time we visited Mendocino, we happened to go tidepooling the same day that some kind of Porsche Club had their annual kite outing? No, I’m serious – the beach was like, FILLED with rich old people flying kites. So for a while we had the weird impression that Mendocino was full of people who drive Porsches and fly kites. Which, it turns out, it isn’t … usually. Here are our favorite things to do in Mendocino!
As a general rule, Jeremy and I are crochety old people at heart, but Nashville brought out our inner 22 year olds again. We couldn’t help it: Nashville is the kind of city that makes you want to dance even if you don’t know the steps, sing even if you don’t know the words, and drink even though it’s 2pm and you’re still riding a hot chicken high. Nashville is a city brimming with energy: from music spilling out of every doorway on Broadway, to down-home Southern food and mind-blowing drinks, to the history and art on display all over town, Music City lives up to its name and so much more. We’ve created a GIANT Nashville weekend itinerary full of foodie finds, culture, art, and (duh) music!
For Jeremy’s 30th birthday, we knew we wanted to visit somewhere special. Somewhere that had “Jeremy” written all over it. Somewhere he could snowboard, soak in a spa, drink whiskey, and sip fancy water with fruit in it like the princess he is. Oh, and somewhere we could escape to for a fabulous, pampered weekend getaway. Park City, Utah fit the bill. Our giant guide contains everything you need to know about what to do, where to eat, how to get around, where to ski & snowboard, where to chill if you’re NOT skiing, and all of the best Park City, Utah things to do in spring.
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!