United States & Canada

I grew up spending family vacations camping our way across the States and Canada, and I wouldn’t trade that for the world! Here are a few of our stateside adventures as a grown up:


Operation: Huntsville Is Awesome was a smashing success!

Huntsville in a weekend

Nerding out on rockets at the Huntsville Space & Rocket Center! | Teaspoon of Nose

U.S. Space & Rocket Center, Huntsville

Favorite restaurants and bars in Huntsville, Alabama!

Huntsville restaurants


San Francisco is packed with iconic spots: here's what to see and what to skip! How to see the best of San Francisco | Teaspoon of Nose

San Francisco Highlights

San Francisco Restaurants

No trip to northern California is complete without exploring Napa Valley and Sonoma County. Here's how to maximize a day trip!

Napa Valley & Sonoma County

  There are about 53879592 San Francisco neighborhoods, each with their own character and feel. These are the ones you don't want to miss on your next trip!

San Francisco Neighborhoods



  Exploring America's oldest city!

St. Augustine



Exploring the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta! | Teaspoon of Nose

Georgia Aquarium, Atlanta

Walking the Beltline to Ponce Market is a great way to get a taste of local Atlanta! | Teaspoon of Nose

Atlanta Beltline

These Atlanta restaurants may be off the beaten path but are worth seeking out!


Atlanta Restaurants You Haven’t Tried Yet

Stone Mountain is a great day trip out of Atlanta, whether or not hiking is your thing! | Teaspoon of Nose

Stone Mountain

The Atlanta Botanical Garden is one of my new favorite places to get outside in Atlanta! | Teaspoon of Nose

Atlanta Botanical Garden

Atlanta History Center


A Honeymoon in  Maui

Best Things to do in Maui


The French Quarter is DEFINITELY worth seeing in New Orleans, but you have to know where to look! | Teaspoon of Nose

New Orleans’ French Quarter

New Orleans' Garden District offers another side New Orleans: local flavor, with just as much history and culture. | Teaspoon of Nose

New Orleans’ Garden District

In a city so packed with corners to explore, it can be hard to know where to start. Today we're sharing how to spend your first weekend in New Orleans!   

New Orleans in a Weekend

New York

If you're looking for a more "local" feel for New York City, you should 100% check out the West Village! All the local vibes with cheaper accommodation and so much fun! | Teaspoon of Nose

NYC’s West Village

Midtown Manhattan is the quintessential New York City: here's what you should see in midtown NYC! | Teaspoon of Nose

Midtown Manhattan

NYC is packed with more fantastic meals than can possibly try in one trip. Here are the New York City restaurants you DON'T want to miss!!

New York City Restaurants

New York City in 12 Hours


North Carolina

Blue Ridge Mountains

Exploring America's largest castle! | Teaspoon of Nose

Biltmore Estate, Asheville

Nothing beats a day trip to the beach on a warm February day! Wrightsville Beach, NC | Teaspoon of Nose

Wrightsville Beach in winter

Carowinds is the and NC-SC amusement park and it's not to be missed!

Carowinds, Charlotte

Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill: local fun

Corolla is a cute beach town in North Carolina's Outer Banks, and is totally worth a visit! | Teaspoon of Nose

Things to do in Corolla

  Having a great family day at the NC Zoo! | Teaspoon of Nose

NC Zoo, Asheboro



Explore Oklahoma - take advantage of the are! | Teaspoon of Nose

Explore Oklahoma

How's your fall bucket list going? | Teaspoon of Nose

Altus Bucket List

Oklahoma City has so much to offer! Here's how to spend a day trip in OKC! | Teaspoon of Nose

Oklahoma City in a Day

Want to learn more about the Air Force? Check out the Altus air show, Air Power Over Altus! | Teaspoon of Nose

Air Power over Altus

Classic cars to crazy creations at the Altus Rockin' Rumble, Oklahoma! | Teaspoon of Nose

Altus Rockin’ Rumble

Southwest Oklahoma Day Trips

Exploring Mangum's Rattlesnake Derby in southwest Oklahoma! | Teaspoon of Nose

Mangum Rattlesnake Derby

A few snippets of life in Altus! | Teaspoon of Nose

Life in Altus

OKC has pockets of cute shops and great food that aren't immediately obvious. Here are a few of our favorite Oklahoma City neighborhoods!

Oklahoma City Neighborhoods

Our closest hiking spot is Quartz Mountain, which is rustic and beautiful! | Teaspoon of Nose Our closest hiking spot is Quartz Mountain, which is rustic and beautiful! | Teaspoon of Nose

Quartz Mountain: Baldy Point

Quartz Mountain's New Horizon trail may not be much of a trail, but if you're up for scrambling up the rocks it ends with a fantastic view! Southwest Oklahoma | Teaspoon of Nose

Quartz Mountain: New Horizon Trail

If you're looking for hiking in southwest Oklahoma, try the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge. The Charons Garden trail is long enough for a solid hike and ends in beautiful views! | Teaspoon of Nose

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Charons Garden

Wildlife Refuge in Snow

If you're looking for a short hike in the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, try the Longhorn and Elk trails!

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Elk & Longhorn Trails

Oklahoma DOES have a mountain! Mt. Scott is in the heart of the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge, and the views are beautiful! | Teaspoon of Nose

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Mount Scott

Secret Oklahoma hiking spots are the best! Check out the Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge for Oklahoma's biggest gorge and beautiful scenery. | Teaspoon of Nose

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Kite Trail

Wichita Mountain Wildlife Refuge's Bison trail is a great longer trail in southwest Oklahoma with plenty of views and a few bison if you're lucky! | Teaspoon of Nose

Wichita Mountains Wildlife Refuge: Bison Trail



If you go to Philadelphia, you absolutely have to see the historical parts of the city.! Things to do in Philadelphia | Teaspoon of Nose

Historic Things to do in Philadelphia

Philly is SUCH a fun city to explore! Whether on your own or with friends, there are so many things to do in a weekend in Philadelphia. Here are a few of my favorites! | Teaspoon of Nose

A Weekend in Philadelphia

These are the Philadelphia restaurants you MUST go to on your next visit to Philly! | Teaspoon of Nose

Philadelphia Restaurants

South Carolina

A vacation to Hilton Head Island is an idyllic little getaway!  | Teaspoon of Nose

Hilton Head Island

Kiawah Island

Eli's Table in Charleston is a great option for brunch!

Eli’s Table, Charleston


How to Spend a Summer Weekend in Nashville! | Teaspoon of Nose

Nashville in Summer

Nashville has some fantastic restaurants! Here's a few of my favorites!

Nashville Restaurants

Exploring Nashville: Rock Bottom Brewery, one of many great breweries in the city!

Nashville in winter

Nashville's best brunch, breakfast, and coffee shops!| Teaspoon of Nose

Nashville Brunch & Coffee Shops

How to spend 48 hours in Memphis, TN | Teaspoon of Nose




Once famously called "the best kept secret in Texas," Palo Duro Canyon State Park makes a perfect hiking trip destination!

Palo Duro Canyon State Park


What's better than exploring a new city? Exploring it without spending any money!! Here are a few free things to do in Fort Worth, Texas. | Teaspoon of Nose

Free Things to do in Fort Worth

If you're looking for a fun weekend getaway try the Bishop Arts District of Dallas, Texas. It's got all the amenities of a big city in a cozy street feel! | Teaspoon of Nose

Exploring the Bishop Arts District

One of the best things about Bishop Arts District is the food! When you go, definitely check out these restaurants. | Teaspoon of Nose

Bishop Arts District Restaurants

Exploring Deep Ellum

Dallas in a Weekend

Planning a day in Dallas doesn't have to be hard! Here's your perfect Dallas day trip! | Teaspoon of Nose

Dallas in a Day

Fort Worth and Dallas have awesome restaurants! Here's a few food finds you don't want to miss! | Teaspoon of Nose

Dallas-Fort Worth Restaurants

Dallas World Aquarium

Plan a trip to the Dallas Zoo! | Teaspoon of Nose

Dallas Zoo



Looking for some great Charlottesville restaurants? I've got a bunch to recommend for any budget!

Charlottesville Restaurants

Some of the best things about Charlottesville lie right outside! Here are my favorite hiking and winery spots in the area!

Things to do Outside Charlottesville

Virginia Wineries

The Richmond Botanical Gardens makes the perfect kid-friendly summer day that's fun for the grown ups too! | Teaspoon of Nose

Ginter Botanical Gardens, Richmond

Smith Mountain Lake makes for the perfect summer weekend getaway in Virginia! | Teaspoon of Nose

Smith Mountain Lake


Washington D.C.

A spring weekend eating and exploring through DC! | Teaspoon of Nose

Spring in D.C.

The National Zoo is one of my favorite museums in DC! Check my blog post for a few more favorites.

A Few Favorite Spots

Snow in D.C. is beautiful and makes any visit better! | Teaspoon of Nose

D.C. in Snow

A spring weekend exploring restaurants in D.C.! | Teaspoon of Nose

Favorite D.C. Restaurants, round one

Some of my latest favorites in the DC food scene!

Favorite D.C. Restaurants, round two

Soaking up the unbelievable cherry blossoms in DC. It's really worth the hype!!

Cherry Blossoms

The memorial to Japanese-American Patriotism is a moving and seriously underrated DC site. | Teaspoon of Nose

Japanese American Memorial

Beautiful snowy DC. Teaspoon of Nose

Girls’ Weekend



Montreal: Old Port

Montreal: Lachine Canal & Atwood Market

Montreal: Mount Royal

  If you're heading to Montreal, you can't miss the food scene! Here's a few of my favorite Montreal restaurants. | Teaspoon of Nose

Montreal Restaurants


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