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Month: October 2015

Top Five Friday #6

Top Five Friday #6

Memphis Attractions As you could probably tell from my previous blog posts, I’ve just returned from Memphis. Though my boyfriend and I only spent four days in this Southern city, we enjoyed our time there immensely.  It truly is a magnificently musical city with  history to spare.  There were many aspects of Memphis that we really loved, but below are our top five favorite Memphis attractions: Beale Street: Beale Street is the epitome of Memphis’s Blues music scene. Every bar…

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Walkin’ in Memphis, TN: Part 2

Walkin’ in Memphis, TN: Part 2

On our last full day in Memphis, we got an early start due to our lengthy to-do list for the day.  We started at Otherlands Coffee Bar, in Midtown.  I had a latte and their “Best Cinnamon Toast in the South”.  The sun-filled coffee bar was the perfect place to get caffeinated and make a plan for the day.  The coffee and toast were great, and the atmosphere was even better.  They had unique artwork on the walls, mismatched tables…

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Top Five Friday #5

Top Five Friday #5

Travel Inspiring Quotes by Female Authors I’ve already done the male version of this, so now it’s time to let my feminist heart soar.  Not only do quotes about travel make me want to go out and see the world, but they reaffirm my reasons for traveling.  Which are to broaden my knowledge of cultures and customs, to be independent and find my own way, and to write about all I experience.  There have of course been many before me who have…

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Walkin’ in Memphis, TN: Part 1

Walkin’ in Memphis, TN: Part 1

We left bright and early last Wednesday, with the car loaded up and plenty of coffee to keep us going.  The drive to Memphis, TN took us eight hours.  We passed small brush fires as we drove through Southern Illinois.  Some were small and would probably put themselves out, but some we passed were scary big and had firetrucks rushing toward them. I had never seen anything like it, the smoke was clouding up both sides of the highway.  As…

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Top Five Friday #4

Top Five Friday #4

Audiobooks for Road Trips Audiobooks are essential to road trips.  Not only do they make the ride go by faster, but they give you a reason to WANT to get back in the car and keep going.  A good audiobook needs to be enthralling, something that captures your attention from the get-go.  Below are my top five suggestions for audiobooks to enjoy on your next road trip: “Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone” by J.K. Rowling: Really any of these books…

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Memphis Road Trip

Memphis Road Trip

I’m going on another road trip! And this time I won’t be going alone.  While I love solo travel, I am so happy my boyfriend, Mike, is joining me on this one.  We are headed to Memphis, TN tomorrow, bright and early.  This trip was planned so long ago, that I almost forgot it was happening.  In fact, I had a very panicky moment where I thought I misplaced the Foo Fighter’s tickets in the time between booking them (6 months…

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Top Five Friday #3

Top Five Friday #3

Carry On Essentials I like to think of myself as a pretty organized packer.  I make lists, I pack ahead of time, and I have a straight forward system for the morning of the trip to pack up my last minute items.  I always strive to only pack carry on when flying, due to my impatience with baggage claim and fear of having luggage lost.  However, when I’m forced to check a bag, there are a few things that absolutely…

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