On Mourning the Loss of Holidays + Hoping for the Impossible

This year was shaping up to be a run one. That was our view just a few weeks ago. Just as news of COVID-19 was starting to increase in the states, J and I headed to a nearby town for a weekend away. We were in the middle of planning an early summer holiday in England...

Travel Locally: 5 Ideas for Fall

I’ve no big plans for this fall, but I do have a few mini-adventures I plan to enjoy, taking advantage of the beautiful weather of autumn.

The Valleys & Mountains of North Carolina + Tennessee

For the first time in quite a few years, I ventured out with my immediate family - parents, two of my three brothers, and my sister - on a summer vacation. Leaving my husband at home, we drove the 8+ hours to Maggie Valley, North Carolina, me squeezed between my...

Waverly Plantation Mansion | West Point, MS

For just a little while, it becomes easy to imagine the charmed life of a 19th century planation owner. You become aware of the relationship between the land and its people – how humans and nature worked together to build something both beautiful, functional, and sustaining.

A Traveler’s Attitude

How much different would our daily outlook be if we approached it as an adventure, as something to be cherished and enjoyed? Would we find pleasure, humor, or even joy in the little things?

A Day in French Camp, Mississippi

On Saturdays like this, however, I’m reminded that adventures can be had at home, if only we’re open to looking for them, and that the best adventures are the ones with my people, no matter where we are.