San Francisco’s Mission District: Where I Fell in Love with Street Art

Mission District Street Art

MISSION DISTRICT STREET ART

I went to the Mission District for a burrito.

Seriously.

It’s no secret I have an obsession with pretty much all things Mexican, including the food. So of course, I had to have a burrito in the birthplace of the burrito!! (well the mission style burrito was born there…but you know what I mean!)

So we asked around and were told we had to go to La Taqueria for the most authentic and best burrito. It’s a small, no frills, cash only restaurant with a line out the door and family style seating. There’s not a lot on the menu, but that was ok…we were only there for one thing. Burrito time!!! And it was fantastic! I loved it! (Side Note- you should definitely try the agua fresca!! It was outstanding!! All four of us were fighting over it!)

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11 Reasons Why I Love North Carolina’s Outer Banks

NC's Outer Banks

NC’S OUTER BANKS

There are so many things to do in NC’s Outer Banks! We’ve been going for years and we never get bored. But, there are a few things you should know before going. The Outer Banks are about 100 miles of beach towns from Cape Hatteras to Corolla, NC. It will take you over two hours to drive from end to end, so you may not be able to do everything all in one trip. In addition, there’s a ferry from Hatteras to Ocracoke Island that is another experience all by itself (but well worth it)!

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Why You Shouldn’t Skip Nashville’s 12 South Neighborhood

Nashville's 12 South Neighborhood

NASHVILLE’S 12 SOUTH NEIGHBORHOOD

Now, I know that Nashville is known for the Honky Tonk’s on Broadway, country music, and The Grand Ole Opry. But, just a few miles away from downtown is Nashville’s 12 South neighborhood…and it is definitely worth a visit! Most well known for it’s walkability and the “I Believe in Nashville” mural, there’s some really great things going on in 12 South.

STREET ART

Street art is becoming more and more popular these days as an actual tourist destination. I mean, you can actually search the murals on google maps a lot of the time! Who can resist taking photos with these fun wall murals…I sure can’t! The most well known of the murals is probably the “I believe in Nashville” mural, but the Draper James blue and white stripes and the rainbow “Nashville” murals are pretty popular as well. There is a beautiful floral wall nearby too but we couldn’t find time to get to it!

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What You MUST Do If You Only Have One Day in Chattanooga Tennessee

Chattanooga things to do

DO NOT MISS THESE TWO STOPS IN CHATTANOOGA!!

I’m not entirely sure why I haven’t heard more about Chattanooga Tennessee all these years…but clearly, I’ve been missing out. Living in a bubble I guess?? We only gave ourselves one day and one night on our recent southern road trip in Chattanooga and that was not even close to being enough time in this fabulous city! The city itself is much larger than I realized and located on the border of two time zones…can you say confusing?!? They have world class white water rafting on the Ocoee River and apparently an awesome aquarium too! Needless to say we are already planning a return trip to finish our Chattanooga things to do list!

So…in my honest opinion, these two stops CANNOT be missed!

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Why You Should go to Snowbird Ski Resort this Summer!

Snowbird Ski Resort Utah

WHY YOU SHOULD GO TO SNOWBIRD SKI RESORT THIS SUMMER!

Snowbird Ski Resort summer fun is on point!

When you think of Snowbird Ski Resort…or any ski resort for that matter…you think winter, right?

Unless you live near a ski resort, most people don’t realize how awesome they can be during the summer as well. There’s mountain biking, hiking, and a lot of other fun outdoor activities. And then there’s the incredible scenery. I’m talking breathtaking views galore!

And, if you go to Snowbird, you’ll find a mini theme park too! Located about 30 minutes southeast of Salt Lake City, Utah, Snowbird is known for world class skiing. As a matter of fact, they’ve had almost 600 inches of snow this season.  There are more than six resorts within a 30 minute drive of SLC, including Park City. If you are visiting the area, Park City is well worth the trip!

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Anticipation & Gratitude

Anticipation and Gratitude

“Looking forward to things is half the pleasure of them.”

-Anne of Green Gables, L.M. Montgomery

Waiting for a new baby to arrive.

The planning of a wedding.

An entire school year of dance classes leading up to a recital.

Hours of practice on the field before the big game.

Surprising your spouse with a birthday party.

The transitions from elementary to middle to high school.

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A Weekend Guide to Houston Texas

weekend guide to Houston Texas

HOUSTON WEEKEND GUIDE

Houston is a HUGE city!! I mean it is one of the top five largest cities in the U.S. so I shouldn’t be surprised, right? But still, it just seems to go on and on! There’s no major attraction when you think of visiting Houston, but there is still plenty to see, do, and of course eat! We recently spent our Houston weekend in the Seabrook area. Since we have family that lives there, we got the pleasure of experiencing the city with a local flare!

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