So I got on the plane to come back to DC after all…but, like, I almost didn’t.
Every week, United Airlines posts supercheap weekend specials that you can book last-minute. A couple years ago, Jake and I blocked off a few days to take one of the trips offered from Chicago, and once the list came out, we chose Huntsville, Alabama (it was a space center thing.) Apparently, though, others didn’t, so our flight … More TBT: Birmingham, Alabama
Have you ever wanted to drive more than 1,000 miles to circumvent a large body of water? My sister Betsy apparently has, and I’ve been recruited to join. We’re planning to do the Lake Michigan Circle Tour, which traces the outline of my favorite Great Lake. Here’s what that looks like (ignore the points–I had … More In the works: Lake Michigan Circle Tour
After leaving Jackson, we slept in Birmingham, Alabama, but didn’t do anything there–which means it doesn’t qualify for a spot on the list. In Atlanta, we spent less time eating lunch than we did in Jackson eating dinner–but since we did a thing there, it counts. My blog, my rules. (Side note: I’ve been to … More 17. Atlanta, Georgia
I love planning, but something about trying to plan a trip to Portland has been terrifying me, and I think it’s the sheer overabundance of things I want to do–plus the grim reality that there’s no way I’m going to be able to pack them all into four days at the end of this week. Thanks … More Next up: Portland
I’m going to be honest–I had no idea what Jackson, Mississippi was going to be like when we rolled in. And yet, somehow, I still managed to be completely wrong about the place. First, allow me to publicly scold myself for the northerner’s bias that led me to believe Jackson would be some sort of … More 16. Jackson, Mississippi
This is the first paragraph from the “Early Settlers” section of Shreveport, Louisiana’s Wikipedia page: “Shreveport was established to launch a town at the meeting point of the Red River and the Texas Trail. The Red River was cleared and made newly navigable by Henry Miller Shreve, who led the United States Army Corps of … More 15. Shreveport, Louisiana