year one, done

first-year-wedding-anniversary-gift

Chris and I celebrated our first wedding anniversary last weekend. He surprised me with dinner at Chef and the Farmer in Kinston, NC and an overnight stay at a bed and breakfast in nearby New Bern. It felt like a miniature vacation, which was absolutely blissful. I gave him a print by his favorite local artist in Knoxville. Continue reading “year one, done”

year one, done

roan mountain

roan mountain camping

Since the beginning of our relationship, Chris and I wanted to go camping together. Every time we tried to make it happen, though, something came up or our friends couldn’t come with us.

So, when we experienced an unseasonably warm December weekend, we jumped at the opportunity to head outdoors. Our spontaneous decision to go camping turned out to be the relaxing getaway we needed before the holiday rush. Continue reading “roan mountain”

roan mountain

the millers go to france

honeymoon

Finally, the week of our honeymoon has arrived! As you know, my husband and I tied the knot in June, but decided to take a delayed honeymoon. Our reasons for a delayed honeymoon being, 1) summer is peak season in Paris, thus more expensive, 2) but fall is wine season, so, WIN! and 3) we wanted to save up money and take the Europe trip of our dreams. No penny-pinching!

With our flight and hotels/apartment rental booked, the final, daunting task is packing. I don’t even know where to start. There is also the dilemma of leaving room for wine and gifts in my suitcase. Thank goodness the French value the art of simple dressing.

We won’t be staying exclusively in France, though. We’ll spend our first night overseas in Hamburg, Germany, where an old friend of mine lives. Then, we’ll fly into Paris, where we will stay for three days. On Wednesday, we’ll take a train to Bordeaux for an overnight trip. Finally, we’ll finish out the honeymoon in Paris. It will be quite the whirlwind adventure.

So, if anyone has any recommendations on where to eat, visit, shop, etc., let me know! I’m looking forward to unplugging a bit, but expect tons of pictures when I return.

the millers go to france

wanderlust

I’m back! I said that with an exclamation mark, but really, I’m kind of bummed… Technically I went on a babysitting trip, but it felt like a vacation. Just getting out of town for a few days was heavenly. What can I say? I love to travel! Seriously, as long as my career involves frequent traveling, I’ll be totally satisfied. Nashville will always be home, of course, but I gain new appreciation for it after visiting other places. Keep reading to see photos from my trip to Louisiana!lake Continue reading “wanderlust”

wanderlust

get away

With Memorial Day approaching, the talk of travel and vacationing is abundant. Soon my darling city of Nashville will be teeming with tourists traipsing up and down Broadway with cowboy hats and boots (which I assure you is not every-day attire despite popular notions) checking out the honky-tonks. This time of year makes me restless to get out and go somewhere. Seeing as international adventures are quite out of the question due to my non-existent very small budget, I’m researching some pretty rad getaway spots on my home turf, the U.S. of A. Below is a list (in pictures naturally) of the top destinations I’d like to visit. Look out America! It’s road trip time! Continue reading “get away”

get away