Posts in TRAVEL
Need for Speed: The Porsche Driving Experience

If the guy in your life is anything like mine, to say new and unique gift ideas for him are hard to come by is an understatement. So when even the slightest mention of an idea comes out of Greg's mouth, I'm thrilled and make a mental note! Not long ago one of those mentions was a day at the Porsche Experience Center in Atlanta. He knew very little about it but was intrigued by the concept, and since we love the idea of gifting experiences, I did a little research, thought it sounded…

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Mermaid Tears: Barbados Beach Day

With this being our first visit to Barbados, Greg and I spent most of the trip sightseeing and getting a lay of the land. We encountered unusual rainy weather the first two days, but took full advantage of the sunshine once it peeked out from behind the clouds Monday morning by hitting the beach. We took a boat from our resort to a nearby private beach at Saint Peter's Bay, which allowed us time on the water and a great vantage point of the colorful coastline…

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St. Nicholas Abbey

Over Labor Day weekend, Greg and I made the journey to Barbados to visit his parents who became Caribbean residents earlier this year. Neither of us had been before, but with Caribbean memories in mind, coupled with the fantastic things we’d been hearing the last 8 months, we were eager to experience the island for ourselves. Whenever I visit a new place, one of the first things I like to do is get my bearings and a sense of the land and culture. We hit the ground running and spent our first full day exploring. Our first stop was St. Nicholas Abbey, a surviving plantation built…

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My Guide to Whitefish, Montana


While August days are typically hot and sunny, the temperatures in Montana are known to run a wide range and can drastically change from day to day (like 40 or 50 degree swings!), so when the temperature drops in the Flathead Valley I enjoy to get off the lake and spend a day exploring. Aside from Bigfork, my favorite town in the region is Whitefish, so on a cool Thursday afternoon we swapped our swimsuits for sweaters and made the short drive up. Situated thirty miles north of Flathead Lake and thirty miles west of Glacier National Park, Whitefish is a western…

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Montana Cherry Picking

Every summer the east shore of Flathead Lake in Northwest Montana blooms to life with a ruby-red hue. If you take the scenic drive along the lake via Route 35 from Bigfork to Polson, you'll pass cherry orchard after cherry orchard, most with charming, weathered, roadside stands advertising their seasonal business is open. The scene is a piece of Americana at its finest. From mid-July to mid-August, height of the short Montana cherry season, rows of vehicles hug the side of the narrow road while passengers exit to load up on…

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