travels

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If you know me, you know how much I love to travel!  This page is, more than anything, a place for me to reminisce and jog my memory about the adventures I’ve had and the friends I’ve hosted.

2017

October 2017

  • Scott and I took a day trip down to Half Moon Bay for a pumpkin patch + Bernese Mountain Dog meetup and some beach time!
  • I traveled with my boss to Nashville for LinkedIn’s Talent Connect conference!
  • I took a second trip to Nashville for an appointment and to see friends.
  • I hosted friends from Florida, Justine and Kelsey, in San Francisco for a weekend full of activity! We walked the Embarcadero, ate at Burma Superstar and Iza Ramen, shopping in Hayes Valley, and checked out Dolores Park!

September 2017

  • Scott and I hosted his parents in San Francisco for Labor Day weekend! We took day trips to Sonoma and Stinson Beach, and ate one of the best meals ever in the city at Rich Table.
  • We headed down to Burlingame for a little pre-anniversary staycation! Board games + tons of college football + lazy weekend + sunshine = perfection.

August 2017

  • Scott and I flew out to Denver so I could (finally) meet his family in person! We had an awesome time. We went to go see The Head and the Heart at Red Rocks, watched the Rockies beat the Mets, and spent lots of time around the dinner table with his family. We also took a one night getaway to Fort Collins, Scott’s college town! He showed me all his old stomping grounds, and we took a tour of New Belgium.
  • Not a “trip” but worth noting—Scott and I went to Outside Lands Music Festival for 3 days in San Francisco! We saw artists like Future Islands, Vance Joy, The Avett Brothers, Lorde, DAWES, Bleachers, and more.

July 2017

  • Scott and I went down to Capitola (in the Santa Cruz area) for a 4th of July day trip!
  • I spent a day in Napa Valley with friends from college!

June 2017

  • I spent a week at home (redoing my childhood bedroom into a more adult guest room) in Pensacola.
  • Scott and I spent time with my family in Atlanta!
  • I drove from Atlanta > Dallas > Phoenix > San Francisco for my move! I was so happy to finally be in SF, but let’s just say I am never making that long drive again—especially by myself!
  • Scott and I went up to Sebastopol (in Sonoma County) for a winery day with our friends Kasey and Eric.

May 2017

  • As I mentioned below, Scott and I started our first day of May by waking up in Sebastopol and driving to Bodega Bay! We then headed back to San Francisco for my last night of the trip.
  • I traveled to Madison, WI with babysitting clients.
  • Scott and I met up in San Diego for a 4-day Memorial Day getaway! We stayed in Ocean Beach and had an amazing time going to the San Diego Zoo, jet skiing, eating good food, and more.

April 2017

  • I spent a long weekend in NYC with friends!
  • I spent a long weekend in Atlanta with my grandparents.
  • I celebrated Scott’s 27th birthday with him in San Francisco, and my gift to him was an overnight getaway to Sonoma County! I rented a car and an Airbnb in Sebastopol, and we went to Jacuzzi Family Vineyards and Kunde Family Winery (and then onto Russian River Brewery). The next day, we went to Bodega Bay, where we ate great seafood and hiked along the coast at Bodega Head.

March 2017

February 2017

  • I took a very spontaneous, whirlwind trip to San Francisco to see Scott!  January was a rough month for me and I knew getting to spend some time with my favorite guy would cheer me up.  (It did!)
  • Scott came out to see me in Nashville! We had the best time checking things off our list (like doing an Escape Room, eating at 5th and Taylor, finding another photo booth, etc). We never feel like we have enough time together, but I’m so thankful for every day we get!

January 2017

  • I spent the first week of 2017 in San Francisco with Scott. We ate delicious food, saw La La Land, had the best date of our lives (The Speakeasy SF), and just had the best time.
  • I spent MLK weekend in Atlanta with my grandparents. Always a good idea.

2016

December 2016

  • I spent four days at home in Pensacola for Christmas!
  • I flew to San Francisco on New Year’s Eve to spend time with Scotty!

November 2016

  • I traveled to Birmingham, AL to meet up with Christa and Addison and visit Meredith!  It was a short but great gal pals weekend.
  • I went to Atlanta to my grandparents’ house for Thanksgiving!

October 2016

  • I visited Scott in San Francisco!  We had the best time exploring his city, and he got to show me some of his favorite spots and introduce me to his best friends and sister-in-law.  He also surprised me and took me to Big Sur (a travel DREAM of mine) for part of our trip, where we stayed in an adorable little cottage and I fell further in love with the west coast.
  • My friend Jordan came all the way from West Virginia to see me for the first weekend of October!  We shopped a lot, went to the Florida / Vanderbilt football game (Go Gators), and went out on Broadway.  It was so good to see her!

September 2016

  • My boyfriend Scott paid me a visit in the middle of the month!  It had been 7 months since we’d last seen each other (when we met on my trip to San Francisco in February), and we had the best time.  We went to an Amos Lee concert at Ascend, ate at some of my favorite spots around town (Rosepepper, Two Ten Jack, Jeni’s), went on the Corsair distillery tour, drove on the Natchez Trace Parkway down to Franklin, and more!  We also ~made it official~ at the end of this trip, woohoo!  Haha.
  • Visited my gal pal Justine in Dallas, TX for Labor Day weekend!  We explored fun neighborhoods like Deep Ellum, Bishop Arts District, and Lower Greenville, and had a blast catching up.

August 2016

  • Hosted my BFF of 20+ years, Meredith, for a much needed gal pal weekend in Nash!  We shopped, went out on the town, ate Mexican food, and stayed up late having girl talk—all good things.

July 2016

  • Visited my hometown (Pensacola, FL) for the annual Blue Angels Air Show, and then went on to Tallahassee to see the first of my childhood friends get married!  Had a great time reuniting with my hometown girlfriends, soaking up the sun, hitting the dance floor, and celebrating Kendall and Gavin!
  • Spent the 4th of July long weekend in Atlanta visiting my grandparents.  Did lots of shopping, Jeopardy and Olympic trials-watching, and eating!

June 2016

  • Visited Ft. Lauderdale with nine friends from Nashville for an epic girls’ trip!  We rented a house (basically the Bachelor mansion) right on the beach with a pool and enjoyed tons of margs, beach time and girl talk.  It was amazing!

May 2016

  • Traveled to Atlanta to see my grandparents for Mother’s Day and my grandfather’s 76th birthday!
  • Visited Savannah and Tybee Island, GA with my childhood best friend Taylor for a much-needed girls’ weekend!

April 2016

  • Traveled to Orlando to see Mara, one of my best college girlfriends get married!  Got to go to Disney World and spend so much quality time with amazing girls!
  • Hosted my college friend, Katelyn, for a weekend in Nashville before she moves to Liverpool, England in May!

March 2016

  • Visited New York City for a weeklong adventure!  Worked at the NYC office and met coworkers I’d been waiting to meet forever, hung out with friends from my hometown and college, and celebrated Mara’s bachelorette party!

February 2016

  • Visited my guy friend Drew in San Francisco for four days of eating, drinking and exploring.  I.  Love.  That.  City.  And I met some amazing people!

January 2016

  • Hosted Jeanine, Justine, Kelsey and Lisa for MLK weekend in Nashville!  We hiked at Narrows of the Harpeth, went out on Broadway, shopped Hillsboro Village, ate Jeni’s and more!

2015

December 2015

  • Traveled to my hometown (Pensacola, FL) for a few days at Christmas!

November 2015

  • Visited my grandparents in Atlanta for a weekend of relaxing and college football.
  • Went back to Atlanta for Thanksgiving with my mom’s side of the family!

October 2015

  • Traveled to South Bend, Indiana. Went to a Notre Dame football game (against USC)!
  • Hosted my old roommate Maddie for a weekend in Nash full of vineyard time, good food and shopping!
  • Traveled to South Bend, Indiana and then on to Cleveland (Bay Village), Ohio. Saw my first Great Lake (Lake Erie – so beautiful).

September 2015

  • Traveled to Lexington, Kentucky to meet up with Jordan and Evan and watch the Gators defeat the Wildcats!
  • Hosted my friend of nearly twenty years, Taylor, for a weekend in Nash!

August 2015

  • Went home to Pensacola, FL to see family and friends for a long weekend.  Stopped in Birmingham to see Meredith (my BFF of two decades) for an afternoon!
  • Traveled to South Bend, Indiana.

July 2015

June 2015

  • Visited my friend Blaire in Cincinnati!  We had a great time, shopping and eating in OTR, going to a Reds game, having drinks on a rooftop bar and just spending time with each other before she moves to Italy.
  • Went to Atlanta to see my grandparents and celebrate my Grammy’s 70th birthday!

May 2015

  • Visited my hometown of Pensacola one last time before making my big move to Nashville.  Spent time catching up with old friends and seeing lots of family.

April 2015

  • I spent five days hiking, camping and exploring with my friend James out west!  I flew to Las Vegas where he picked me up and we headed to Lake Powell for three nights (on the Arizona/Utah border).  Then, we headed to Zion National Park for two nights.  Read more about that trip here!

March 2015

  • During the second week of March, Maddie and I flew from Orlando to Denver to visit our friend from college, Tyler!  We made day trips to Boulder and Fort Collins and I absolutely fell in love with the state.  I would totally live there someday!  Read about that trip here.

February 2015

  • I spent the first full weekend of February in Marietta, GA with my grandparents.  We went shopping, hiking and watched a bunch of sports (awesome Hawks win, disappointing Gators loss).
  • I traveled to Bluefield, WV during the third weekend in February!  Read all about that trip here.

January 2015

  • I started 2015 off in my hometown of Pensacola, where I enjoyed a few days before heading back to Gainesville.

2014

December 2014

  • Went home to Pensacola for a crazy-long Christmas break!

November 2014

  • Hosted my best guy friend Drew for the ultimate Gainesville experience weekend, filled with breweries, Gator football and showing him my “places.”
  • Drove to my grandparents’ house in Atlanta for Thanksgiving break.

October 2014

September 2014

  • Hosted my friend Katelyn (who lives in England now) for a weekend in Gainesville where we had fun pretending we were in college again.

August 2014

  • Visited my grandparents (AKA favorite people) in Atlanta.

June 2014

  • Visited my mentor Jordan in Plant City.  Spent a day boating and water-skiing.  Went to a winery (which I can’t disclose) because I rebelled for the first time in my life and stole a wine glass from there.

March 2014

  • Visited my family in Pensacola.
  • Went to Alligator Point to stay at a beach house with approximately 10 boys.  Well, one particular boy, and a bunch of his friends.  It was quite the memorable senior spring break.
  • Went to a final round job interview in Chicago.  Didn’t get the job.  Wound up being the best thing [not] to happen.
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