Travel Diary

I love planning a trip whether it's close to home and just for one night or a long road trip!

My go-to book is "1,000 Places to See Before You Die" for a general idea of what to do (not always in our budget but fun to see what they suggest!) and to look for any places of interest we might pass on the way. For bigger cities like New York or Chicago I like to get the Fromer's  "Day-by-Day" guide. It fits easily in a purse and is a great, quick reference on how to get around using public transportation. There are also walking guides of neighborhoods with details you'd otherwise have to take a tour to know.

Below are details on many of the places we've visited in the past - and hope to go back to in the future!

Fort Morgan, Alabama

Point Clear, Alabama

Macon, Georgia (Cherry Blossom Festival)

Chicago, Illinois  (with stops in St. Louis and the Indiana Dunes)

Louisville, Kentucky - not in the post but we stayed at the Brown Hotel and highly recommend it.

Windsor Ruins, Mississippi (near Port Gibson)

Wilmington, Wrightsville Beach & the Outer Banks, North Carolina

New York, New York

Charleston, South Carolina     Day 1     Day 2     Day 3

North Island and Winyah Bay (Cap'n Rod Lowcountry Tour)

A little mix of the Southeast on residency interviews in 2013-14 (Richmond, Memphis, Little Rock, Greenville (SC), Louisville, New Orleans, Houston and Nashville).

Local Hiking Trails

Dupont National Forest (North Carolina)

Falls Creek Falls (South Carolina)

 Lake Jocassee & Devils Fork State Park (South Carolina)

Paris Mountain (Greenville, South Carolina)

Table Rock (Pickens County, South Carolina)

Sliding Rock (Pisgah National Forest in Brevard, Norch Carolina)

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