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Sandals Grande St. Lucian

My stay at Sandals Grande St. Lucian This was a trip I had booked years ago and have had to move it several times for different reasons, including COVID-19. However, as most things do - the timing ended up being perfect. Dustin and I were able to take 2 weeks of vacation away from the… Continue reading Sandals Grande St. Lucian

NC Small Town Travel Series · north carolina · Travel

Small Town Travel Series: The Best Things to do in Statesville NC

Why you should visit Statesville NC Statesville completely blew any expectations I had for them out of the water. EVERYONE we met was kind and genuine. And while it is a small town, they did what it took to build their beautiful downtown into a true destination. Honestly, I have a bit of anxiety writing… Continue reading Small Town Travel Series: The Best Things to do in Statesville NC

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Gatlinburg | Thanksgiving & Black Friday

My husband, James, and I go on a road trip vacation every thanksgiving. I am a teacher and he is a farmer, giving us enough free time this time of year to get away for 3 or 4 nights. This year, we visited  Gatlinburg, TN. Everyone anywhere close to Tennessee should visit this town at… Continue reading Gatlinburg | Thanksgiving & Black Friday

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Carolina Beach: A Personal Journey

So, here is the background to this trip... This trip was planned months ago for my mom's 60th birthday. This has quickly become our favorite beach, for many reasons, which I will get to later. What was not planned was the passing of my father and me getting sick all in the same week leading… Continue reading Carolina Beach: A Personal Journey