If you’re looking for some places to go, here are some of the places we’ve been! We’re more homebodies than globe-trotters, but we enjoy getting away a few times a year to see the world :)
Here are a few trips we’ve taken in recent years!
Trips Around the 50 States
New York City (New York)
NYC is a huge tourist destination and there is a lot to see and do. Look for free museum days and search for deals on hotels before you go – I highly recommend using a deal site like Priceline Negotiator or Hotwire. Go for a stroll in Central Park, find an interesting exercise studio, and don’t miss all the amazing food the city has to offer. Tip for Broadway shows: get cheap “day of” tickets at TKTS booths located around the city.
We visited Atlanta briefly for a friend’s wedding in the fall of 2011, and loved it so much that we decided to make a real trip of it in April of 2013. There’s tons of activities to do here; we bought CityPasses and it was the best decision ever – it gave us access to the zoo, aquarium, World of Coca Cola and a few other places. We had a blast and I would love to go back to check out all the great parks and trails and eat more REAL Southern grits!
Boston/ Cambridge (Massachusetts)
Mike and I both went to school in Cambridge, so we have a lot of fond memories here and welcome any excuse to get back to our old stomping grounds. We went back for J’s graduation from Harvard in May of 2013 and E’s graduation from MIT in 2014!
Pittsburgh may be one of our favorite foodie cities ever – the food is cheap and there are tons of amazing restaurants! We visited the city for my marathon in 2014, and I would run Pittsburgh again just to have an excuse to visit the city :)
We’d always heard great things about Williamsburg – it’s a nice local destination for a short vacation from DC – so when T got into William and Mary, we decided to kill two birds with one stone by visiting T and making a trip of it! We had a blast touring Colonial Williamsburg, playing some mini-golf and checking out the local restaurants.
We visited Kentucky for a bourbon tasting trip in the summer of 2014 and were blown away by the variety of spirits here. Whiskey-lovers heaven!
We’ve done absolutely zero sight-seeing on our annual trips out to LA (Mike’s family lives out there so we go for the holidays), but we do a lot of eating!
I tagged along on my friend’s trip to Disney in November 2014 – first time in “the happiest place on Earth” in nearly 20 years!
Singapore, Thailand, Malaysia
In the fall of 2013, we were invited to a friend’s wedding in Malaysia, and having never been to anywhere in Asia (with the exception of South Korea), we wanted to go and visit a few countries along the way! We spent a few days each in Singapore, Phuket (Thailand), and Penang (Malaysia). I’ve included travel tips for each country in each “part 1”.
I also have a post on what to pack for an overseas trip! Each country we visited had a slightly different climate and we were doing different types of activities as well, so we spent a some time thinking about what to pack while minimizing luggage.
Our big trip in 2014 was to a country that’s been on my bucket list for a long time – Iceland! We did a trip around the Ring Road, and I recapped each section as a guide for others planning similar Iceland trips.
In 2015, we traveled to Ireland for several days with Mike’s sister and parents! We fell in love with the beautiful landscape, friendly people, and the Guinness ;)