Travel, Travel Tips

Destination Films and TV Shows to Watch

Before we travel we are usually very busy planning an itinerary. While it may seem counterintuitive to spend time that could be used for creating a travel plan, we always dedicate a couple of hours to watching TV shows and films set in, or about, the place we are planning to visit. We often gain helpful …

Destinations, Food, Restaurants, Tennessee, Travel, USA

Four Days in Memphis, Tennessee

About a year before we visited Nashville, we visited Memphis, Tennessee (I imagine most people visit those two cities in the opposite order). This was back in July 2016, nearly nine months before we started this blog. I plan on sharing some of our past trips in this space this year; I hope you don’t mind!

Destinations, Packing Lists, Rhode Island, Travel, USA

Traveling Light: Providence, RI Packing List

Normally packing for a three-day weekend is a breeze, but when you’re from Florida and the temperature at your destination is barely expected to rise above freezing, it can be a challenge. Neither of us have a well-established winter wardrobe since you don’t really need one where we live, and I still feel like we’re …

Destinations, Food, Restaurants, Rhode Island, Travel, USA

Three Days in Providence, RI

Last weekend we celebrated Christmas early by flying north for three days to Providence, Rhode Island. We selected Providence because the airfare was in our price range, the flight times worked with our schedule, hotel prices were reasonable, and we’d hoped to see snow (despite my family’s insistence that you always fly south in the winter). …

Destinations, New York, Travel, USA

Christmas in New York

Christmastime in New York City is busy, crowded, and expensive. Last year at this time in December, we took a 6:00 a.m. flight out of Florida with our return flight booked for 8:00 p.m. the following evening. We spent $150 each for plane tickets, $320 on a one-night reservation at the now-defunct Hotel Dumont, and …

Destinations, France, Travel

My Favorite French Beauty Finds

Go ahead and do a web search for “City Pharma Paris” and you’ll see lots of blog posts and other websites praising the giant discount parapharmacie mecca. (I’ll still be here, promise). Everything they say is true – it’s busy and crowded but the prices are much lower. The staff sometimes seem a little frazzled with …