After sailing from Seattle, we finally arrived at the very first stop in Alaska – Ketchikan! My excitement of finally being in Alaska knew no bounds and breakfast disappeared in a flurry as I hurried to hop into appropriate clothes and head out to explore Ketchikan. The plan for the day was pretty simple, hop … Continue Reading

It’s been a while since I’ve been on a trip where I’ve been looking forward to it for so long, I can barely sleep! Like I really look forward to all the trips we take (travel is a bit commitment and I don’t see the point in going on trips you’re dreading or even just … Continue Reading

The United States has it’s fair share of cities to visit… in fact, there are hundreds of them! That in itself is mind-boggling, especially when you’re trying to plan a trip to the most fun cities in the US to visit. It can be pretty tough to sort through the best cities that you’ll love, … Continue Reading

Just north of Tennessee, the state of Kentucky is perched in the south-east central region of the United States and one lovely place to visit. There are so many things to do in Kentucky (and the state is rather large,) that it often means you’ll need to prioritise some of the best spots to visit… … Continue Reading

There’s no beating around the bush with California, it’s a stunning state to visit (and pretty diverse, too). From the southerly fringes near San Diego to the northerly quarters around Crescent City, California is a pretty vast and stunning state to explore, especially within its national parks. Now, there are quite a few national parks … Continue Reading

After a couple of nights in Maui, we decided to hop over to the Big Island of Hawai’i (which is confusingly also called the island of Hawai’i 😄). We’d decided in advance of actually arriving to do this and so we had our tickets booked weeks in advance (probably best to do it this way … Continue Reading

We arrived into Hawaii in the middle of the night. It’s been a fairly long journey too – starting in London, stopping over in Vancouver (one of my favourite Canadian cities) and carrying on to the island of Maui and so you’d think all I wanted to do was go to bed once we arrived … Continue Reading

Perched in eastern Tennessee, Knoxville is one of those cities that was pretty new to me but a totally amazing surprise. Now, if you’re planning a little jaunt around Tennessee, you’ve gotta set aside a little time to see some of the best things to do in Knoxville. It’s such a diverse southern city.  ✨ … Continue Reading

Around a three-hour drive from Nashville, Memphis is one of those cities that really shouldn’t be forgotten when you visit Tennessee. Perched, right on the western fringes of Tennessee (on the banks of the Mississippi, no less), it’s a great city to explore some of that famous southern charm. Best of all, there are so … Continue Reading

Nashville is an incredible southern city that seems to have just about everything. It’s one of those places that seems to straddle having a shed load of places to see and some of the best things to do in Nashville all without having to leave the city itself. That being said, there’s a whole heap … Continue Reading

Nashville is famous for lots of things, the Grand Ole Opry, Broadway, incredible music and it’s art. That aside, there’s one thing that Nashville needs to be recognised for, its gorge-worthy and delicious places to eat. It’s one of those southern cities that might sometimes get overlooked for its foodie goodies, but boy it shouldn’t. With … Continue Reading

In retrospect, I probably should have planned our visit to Lynchburg and the Jack Daniel’s distillery a lot better! Apparently, you can buy tickets for tours online (something I didn’t think to do), there are specific times the tours leave (I didn’t think to check this in advance) and if you want to do certain … Continue Reading

Hunker down! This is one long post and definitely one that’s probably best grabbing yourself a cup of tea and biscuits (or a cheeky glass of wine) before jumping in. Ready? Okay – let’s go explore Knoxville together. Knoxville was the smallest of the 3 cities we planned on visiting in Tennessee and to be … Continue Reading

For all of Memphis’s musical wealth and over the top pomp (where the musicians are concerned – just check out Elvis’s house and Isaac Hayes Cadillac in this post here), Memphis was also a very key part of America’s civil right movement. Memphis was the final place Martin Luther King visited and where he got … Continue Reading