Posts in the category: Travel

Travel // Columbus, Ohio 2016

There is so much to do, I mean EAT, in Columbus! I’ll post links to every place we went at the bottom of the post for easy reference. We were in Columbus for a wedding and we decided to make a long weekend out of it. We stayed at an Airbnb in the trendy short north neighborhood of Columbus. There were some great Airbnb options in Columbus, but this one was Marc’s favorite. It was a great choice.   Baby’s first Airbnb. Our Airbnb in Nashville had some great Wi-Fi network names, but “Router? I just met ‘er!” is a new… Continue reading

Travel // Traverse City, Michigan 2015

This is the third time we’re visiting Traverse City and it just gets more beautiful every time. The wine, the food, the friendly people, the lakes, it all drew us back. This time we took a few side-trips, too, and I wanted to share what we did with you. Links to everything we did is at the bottom of this monster post. Monday On Monday we arrived in Traverse City around 5 o’clock and went up the Old Mission Peninsula for some wine tastings before they closed. We started at 2 Lads Winery because they closed at 6 and it’s always… Continue reading

Travel // Nashville, Tennessee City Guide 2015

Nashville, Tennessee City Guide 2015 - Burger Up // @nicoledula

As we drove from Louisville to Nashville, our Airbnb host was our hero and messaged us to call for directions around some heavy construction. He saved us an hour of being stuck in traffic. We had encountered some construction traffic on our way to Louisville and in Louisville itself and we really appreciated the kind gesture. We arrived in Nashville and the rain had finally stopped. We settled into our Airbnb home in the Vandy-Belmont area near Vanderbilt University and not far from the 12 South neighborhood. The home was charming and full of our host’s artwork. We met up with… Continue reading

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 – Day 5

On our last morning in Louisville, we sadly packed our things and asked for a luggage cart to load our stuff on. They took that as a cue to pull our car around, too, so by the time we were done checking out, we were good to go. The service at the 21 C Hotel was truly great. Garage Bar, our brunch destination, didn’t open until 11, so we stopped by Please & Thank You, a coffee shop/record store in the NuLu neighborhood. You can’t really see it in the photo, but the chalkboard had “RIP BB King” written on… Continue reading

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 – Day 4

Homemade Ice Cream & Pie Kitchen Louisville, KY // @nicoledula

We started the day with massages and then pie, so that pretty much says it all. Marc had never had a massage and I had one once, which left me sore for a week! We thought it would be nice since life had been pretty hectic lately. We were greeted in the lobby and taken down into a secret passageway to the spa area. You get access to a shower, sauna and steam room, too. I told my masseuse about my previous experience and he told me he’d be doing a deep tissue massage, but that he would take it… Continue reading

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 – Day 3

Harvest in Louisville, KY // @nicoledula

On day 3, we slept in a little and decided to skip breakfast after having a late dinner. We leisurely readied ourselves for the day and walked back down Market street (or NuLu, short for New Louisville) to eat at Harvest for lunch. Their website does not do this place justice. They have a concise, seasonal menu, but we didn’t have any trouble finding dishes we wanted. I was tempted to get the souther fried chicken confit sandwich with candied jalapeño (!!!) Marc ordered the wedge salad with bleu cheese dressing, pickled watermelon, pancetta and sweet potato. He really enjoyed… Continue reading

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 – Day 2

Proof on Main in Louisville, KY // @nicoledula

On our second morning in Louisville, we woke up extra early for our bourbon tour. I insisted on breakfast before day drinking and the hotel restaurant, Proof on Main, was convenient. Everyone recommends it and now I know why. Marc ordered the Proof eggs benedict with creamy red eye hollandaise and Kentucky ham. I had the 21 C breakfast that included eggs, shaved ham, rye toast and the most incredible grits I’ve ever had. I feel I need to point out that I never eat ham. The typical texture and flavor of the ham I’m used to eating is not my thing,… Continue reading

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 – Day 1

Travel // Louisville, Kentucky City Guide 2015 - Day 1

Marc and I took a week off and went to Louisville and Nashville. We packed quite a bit into our vacation, so this will be a multi-part series. I’ll attach links to each post and on the final post, I’ll attach every link for easy reference. I’ll also include the great city guides I referred to that might be helpful to you if you’re planning your own trip. Louisville is a pretty place and one look around reveals it’s really growing. We learned through Uber drivers that the downtown area didn’t used to be a destination, but now there is lots… Continue reading

A Day Off In Detroit

Marc and I took a day off together last Friday and we spent it in Detroit, ticking off places we’d wanted to visit for a long time. We started with breakfast at Rose’s Fine Food. It’s a sweet little spot with creative, seasonal food. Strangely enough, Marc had been inside this same building when he was a kid and it was a typical diner. The star of our meal was Marc’s choice of Eggy’s Shrimp Boat. It was heirloom rice with kimchi, scallions, Michigan shrimp and a poached egg. It was incredible. The housemade toast was perfect on the side. Our… Continue reading

5 Things Detroit

Today on Hither and Thither, I’ve contributed my take on Ashley’s 5 Things series where I show you my favorite spots in Detroit. I recommend exploring Hither and Thither further, too, because it’s a wonderful blog. Ashley’s kindness shines through in every post and her travelogues are gorgeous! Head over to Hither and Thither for 5 Things Detroit!