3rd Wedding Anniversary
Chimney Rock (NC), Falls Creek National State Park (TN), & Nashville (TN)
Road trips are always full of adventure, and this year we decided to explore the open road with our puppy. She was excited at every stop. We were able to see waterfalls, National parks, mountains, and major cities, and explore great restaurants. We ended up visiting Chimney Rock in North Carolina, Falls Creek National Park in Tennessee, Nashville (Tennessee), the Lodge Cast Iron Museum, The Lodge Cast Iron Foundry, and Snellville (Georgia). It was a great trip full of exciting moments and delicious food.
2nd Wedding Anniversary
I absolutely love Paris, but I was never able to go with my husband because it was always a work trip. For our second anniversary, we wanted to travel internationally so I thought t would be a good idea to try out Pris first. I was familiar with the city and my favorite neighborhood to stay in. We had a blast and went everywhere. We visited Little Africa, The Lourve, Big Bus Tours, Saint Michael's Church, Champs-Élysées, Red Light District, Mont Marte, Basilica of Sacré Coeur de Montmartre, the Fabric District, Comic Book District, and Notre Dame, and we stayed near the Eifel Twoer in which we could see right out of our window! The trip was amazing and the food was even better. Follow us on our journey and explore some great places to dine.
1st Wedding Anniversay
Las Vegas, NV
Since we got married during the pandemic, we didn't get a chance to go on a honeymoon. We then decided that each anniversary would be a new adventure whether it was a tropical, domestic, or international trip. The first year we played it safe and went to Vegas. It wasn't your typical Vegas trip though. We went to the Valley of Fire, 7 Magic Mountains, Red Rock Canyon, and the Mojave Dessert. Needless to say, we did a lot! The trip was fun, and the food was amazing. Look through our trip, and explore some great eats while in Vegas.
NC Food Finds
2020 has been a rollercoaster. We got married one business day before a statewide shutdown, Corona happened, our people are being hunted and killed by police, we have been working from home literally since our non-existent honeymoon in March, and its an election year! Since we are newlyweds who cannot travel due to a pandemic, we had to find creative ways to celebrate our nuptials. One of the things we enjoy, which is safe, is to find new places to eat takeout. We often drive to other cities and try new foods. So look through our NC Food Finds Journey: Honeymoon Edition
Summer in Paris
The best thing about being in Paris in the Summer is the fact that is literally doesn't get dark until 10pm! It was unbelievable. We stayed out late soaking up the culture and vibe in our favorite neighborhood off of Rue Cler. Every night at dinner was an adventure because we still had time to walk off the goodies and occasionally stop to get flower shaped ice cream. With the longer days, I was also able to visit the Paris Zoo and Musée Louvre in the same day!
The heat in Vietnam can sometimes be unbearable, but impeccable customer service makes you forget it all. Visiting here allowed me to be the most adventurous with food as I've ever been. From the strangely interesting lunches at the work dining hall to the hunt to find American style food, the whole culinary experience was one to remember.
Paris in the Spring
Getting to travel for work brings the best cultural experience; especially with food! Whether its learning from co-workers or getting our and exploring on your own, there are plenty of restaurants to explore. Here is a collection of my favorite dining experience while visiting Paris in the spring.
Halong Bay, Hang Sung Sot, Titop Island
Being able to visit the very place King Kong Skull Island was filmed was amazing. We took a cruise to three different locations in Halong Bay. deep into the beautiful caves at Hang Sung Sot, chartered the blueish green waters of the bay, kayaked to see the energetic monkeys, and climbed to the top of Titop Island. Well I sat that last part out and enjoyed the beach. The caves almost took my life. LOL The cruise was only about $40 USD for the entire day and it came with a Vietnamese buffet.
Las Vegas, Nevada
My first time in Vegas was with my fiance. He invited me to come to the Omega Conclave over the summer. While there we ate at some amazing restaurants, including my favorite food network Star, Guy Fieri's Vegas Kitchen. With the amount of walking combined with the heat, we didn't have large appetites. When we did eat he were very strategic making sure we tried something new and refreshing. one thing we didn't forget to do was visit Fat Tuesday every single day. A frozen daiquiri is definitely needed while in Vegas.