Getting away for a weekend of romance and relaxation should be on every couples’ list. We always have a little snafu when planning a weekend getaway. Our snafu has a name, and her name is Zoe, our 70 lb Weimaraner. While visiting Traverse City, Michigan we were looking forward to a weekend of fine dining and spa treatments, but no one wants to have to wake up early to walk the pooch and make sure she is fed and happy while also trying to enjoying a weekend of romance. The Grand Traverse Resort and Spa has an ace up there sleeve and treated us to a weekend we would never forget, Zoe included. We had a complete weekend of romance done right!
Everyone knows that Zoe goes just about everywhere with us. She is an extremely well-traveled pooch. Sometimes though, we go overseas or fly domestically and can’t take Zoe with us. I refuse to force her to fly and quarantine in another country is out of the question. So, can what do we do when Zoe can’t vacation with us? Now we can book her a vacation of her own with DogVacay!
Touring food factories can be a hit or miss venture. Some times you get a really hands on tour that gets you up close and personal to the action which can be pretty fun. Other times you’re stuck sitting in a room watching animatronic dolls tell you a companies history circa 1982. I’m here to tell you that taking a tour of the Tabasco Factory and then visiting Avery Island, is absolutely worth your time.
Everyone knows that we aren’t your regular retail consuming mallrats. We pretty much live out of our car and my motto is “If it can’t fit in the car, we shouldn’t buy it.” All of this being said, I found it very hard to visit Minnesota and just drive right by the behemoth that is the Mall of America. Here are 5 things to do at Mall of America that don’t include shopping. Be prepared to spend an entire day here having the time of your life.
Long before craft brewing was a national trend, the folks behind the Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA had a fantastic vision. They built a craft brewery inside a fully restored Roman Catholic Church. The Church Brew Works isn’t some gimmick though, over the years they’ve become a Pittsburgh staple while achieving the holy trinity of restaurants: Fantastic food, great drinks in a unique and beautiful location. Plus, they brew beer on an altar!
The concept of conservation and protecting Mother Nature is rather slow moving in some parts of the world. Sometimes though, there is someone that is so far ahead of their time, they don’t really even know that they are starting a movement. This holds true when you look at Asa Wright and her Asa Wright Nature Centre on the beautiful twin island nation of Trinidad and Tobago.
Located in a quaint little downtown district, the Rockwell Museum in Corning, NY brings a taste of the American West to the Finger Lakes.
Montana. Big Sky Country. A place where the landscapes seem as endless as a child’s imagination, and their beauty goes far beyond what mere words can describe. Tucked away in the mountainous Western portion of this vast state, is The Ranch at Rock Creek. It’s a luxury vacation destination that is making it possible to enjoy the beauty and solitude of Montana in the heart of winter. I took one look at this place and I only had one question, where do I sign up?
There is no better way to take in the beauty of Upstate New York than to take a nice leisurely hike. While visiting the Finger Lakes, we decided to soak up some amazing views while getting our heart rate up a bit. We couldn’t have asked for a better place to get outdoors than the Tanglewood Nature Center in Elmira, NY.
Down home cooking is something that Louisiana is incredibly well-known for, as is sugary sweet Southern charm. On our visit to the Where Y’at Diner in Mandeville we were served up with a healthy dose of both. The owner of this adorable diner, Liz Munson, puts her heart and soul into everything that goes on inside this brightly colored building. Her effervescing personality shines through in everything from the staff to the food to the inspirational decor. She went from waitressing for others for 15-years to opening up her own restaurant and became an overnight success. We woke up ready for a great brunch and now we know Where Y’at in Mandeville is definitely where it’s at.