Tales of travel, tunes and the occasional taco.

Always on the lookout for the best places to travel for music lovers, but okay with everything else I find along the way.

Huntsville: Know Your Hi(STORY)!

Huntsville: Know Your Hi(STORY)!

December 26, 2019

Huntsvillians come in many flavors; transplants, Army brats, retirees, natives and people like me; I’m a sixth-generation native. As you may know, that’s a pretty uncommon story around here. I’m such an endangered species, I guess you could call me a “Rocket City Platypus”. Come to think of it, I might insist on it. But […]

Kickin’ It Old School: Retro Fun in the Rocket City!

Kickin’ It Old School: Retro Fun in the Rocket City!

December 26, 2019

Although Huntsville is known for having our eyes toward the future, our innovation, our “cultural propulsion” hurdling us forward into the new, cool and groundbreaking, we’re also down for a little nod to the past. So, you’re looking for some fun that harkens back to a simpler time? A time when we weren’t once again […]

Behind the Scenes Huntsville:  Places You Might Not Know We Can Totally Go!

Behind the Scenes Huntsville: Places You Might Not Know We Can Totally Go!

December 26, 2019

Here’s a handy dandy list of some of those off limits locations where you can occasionally push the limit in Huntsville, Alabama.

Donuts to Dumplings: A Non-Seafood Eater’s Weekend in Portland, Maine

Donuts to Dumplings: A Non-Seafood Eater’s Weekend in Portland, Maine

June 19, 2019

When I, a non-seafood eater, set off to the ultimate destination for “Lobstah Rolls”, I knew I would enjoy the visit even if only on a diet of fast food and hotel breakfasts. Had I bothered to do a little research (more like, if my busy schedule allowed), I would have known Bon Appetite named Portland, Maine 2018 Restaurant City of the Year and, I’m here to tell you, they were on to something.

Finger Lakes Surprise: A Day in Owego, New York

Finger Lakes Surprise: A Day in Owego, New York

June 5, 2019

From the beginning, I knew I should shine a light on this jewel with all of you but, as time has gone on, I now realize I MUST share this special little corner of the world. Truth is, some places just stay with you. Here’s a few of the reason why this one sticks with me.

Corning, New York: A Glass Slipper, Liquid Shoes and my New Pair of Boots

Corning, New York: A Glass Slipper, Liquid Shoes and my New Pair of Boots

January 3, 2019

Rookie mistake! After a long stretch of work travel and deadlines too numerous to count, I throw together the suitcase for my much-anticipated trip to Corning, New York, and Finger Lakes Wine Country. I’m off and on my way without so much as a glance at the weather report. Straight to bed after a late-night […]

No New Year’s Resolution for This Girl

No New Year’s Resolution for This Girl

January 3, 2018

I’ve made them all in the past: I’m going to start eating better, I’m going to workout more, I’ll be more organized this year… If you can make those kinds of major changes in your life through sheer willpower, I bow to you. I’m just not that girl. It’s not that I’m not a strong, […]

A Love Letter to Ireland…of sorts.

A Love Letter to Ireland…of sorts.

October 27, 2017

We have all felt it; the doldrums, the melancholy, the gloom you experience after returning from a long-awaited getaway. It’s commonly referred to as “post-vacation blues” and I’ve got ’em bad!

Ireland: A Foodie Destination? Absolutely!

Ireland: A Foodie Destination? Absolutely!

October 18, 2017

When I began planning a glorious getaway (disguised as a business trip) to the Emerald Isle, the prospects of imbibing on pints of beer as dark as midnight, strolling along pathways carpeted in mossy majesty and dancing a Celtic jig to fiddle-playing folk were all major points of interest on my “Ireland experiences” list. What […]