Downtown Murfreesburo, TN

In case you haven’t noticed this yet, I love wandering. I recently had a conversation with a friend about making the choice to travel without a plan. The freedom that comes from the unknown. The mix of fear and excitement that makes for the perfect adventure no matter where you are. I was reminded of my […]

Nashville, TN

Nashville Tennessee holds a special little place in my heart, and it has nothing to do with Nashville. Memories of enjoying delicious desserts and time spent praying over the city. Serving alongside new friends at soup kitchens and having conversations with strangers. Playing countless card games and discovering local coffee shops (and hearing, for the […]

Driving the Outer Banks

Early one Saturday morning, while the rest of the world slept, I put on a bathing suit and Chacos, grabbed my camera and a cup of coffee, and set out with a friend to drive down the Outer Banks. We had no plan, just a ticket for the Ocracoke ferry back to the mainland that evening. We […]

The Hermitage: A President’s Home for Presidents Day

Towards the end of May on a rainy, gray Tennessee morning, with camera in hand, I set out to explore The Hermitage. It was humid and sticky as I followed the path to the house from the parking lot. Upon arrival, I soon came to realize that this was not my first time to be here. I […]

A Step Back In Time: The Biltmore Estate

As I planned my 22 hour, week long road trip to North Carolina, my dear friend (also the one who made the trip with me) told me about this magical place called The Biltmore. She showed me pictures and told tales of it’s magnitude and beauty, and I knew I had to go. So I did […]

Enjoying the Road

The car was loaded. The goodbyes had been said. The fuel tank was full. A mug of liquid energy sat in the cup holder. A dear friend by my side. And so it began. I set out into the dark Monday morning. The plan was to make it to Nashville, Murfreesburo actually, to stay with […]

New Series Preview: A Summer Away

Last summer I lived in North Carolina. I worked on leadership staff at a summer camp on the coast. I took day trips and week trips. I explored so much history. I took countless pictures. I met lovely people. I set travel goals for myself (and achieved them!). And while there are always going to be […]

Memories As We Move Forward

I hope y’all have a feel for what I hope this blog will encompass. I hope you understand more my desire to share my love for writing, history, and travel with you on this small bit of internet. So let’s get started shall we? The next series of posts will primarily be sharing words about and pictures […]

Travels with Charley: In Search of America

I recently finished the book Travels with Charley by John Steinbeck. It is not often that a book, TV show or movie requires me to stop for a moment to audibly laugh, but this book did so often. Steinbeck paints pictures with words like few writers can. This book is a record of his road trip journey […]