My love for travel comes naturally from a childhood of adventures with my parents. So this month, my mom is doing a guest blog for me as I am a *little* busy getting ready to move back to Ohio and preparing for my first NYNOW trade show all within the next few weeks. My parents live in Florida which has perfect weather eight months out of the year but it is rainy and humid from June through September so they spend most of those months traveling. They just did two weeks in Northern California and Oregon. Do you realize how much land there is north of San Fran in California? To me it always feels like CA ends with San Fran but that is not even close to the truth. Summer temps in this area are mid-60's to 70's every day and low humidity which my parents love. So here is a recap of their adventure, enjoy!
I would be remiss in my southeast weekend series if I didn't include our temporary hometown, Atlanta. It has been so much fun getting to know this city. Honestly, I probably would have never thought to do a weekend trip to Atlanta before living here but there is a ton to do and this city loves its small business scene (which I clearly love as well!). We worked hard to truly get to know this town in our short time here, so, I am apologizing now, this post may be a little long. I should also note that we primarily spend most of our time south of Buckhead (not quite our scene) and to the east of downtown (although there are a few westside spots included). And as always, our little guy was in tow at just about every place I listed below.
Next up on my travel blog series, a weekend in New Orleans. This was my first time there, and I absolutely loved it. There is charm, good food and a genuine sense of pride for the city. Yes, there is a lot of drinking that goes on in New Orleans but honestly we stayed away from most of it and had a great time, even with a 15 month old!
Spending a year in the Southeast has been an eye opening experience for me. I have to say, at least from a Midwesterner's perspective, the Southeast is highly underrated. It's not always easy to get to from the Midwest which might be part of the problem, but it has been a lot of fun exploring the Southeast the past eight months, even with a one year old in tow. People are always asking us for travel suggestions so over the next few months, I will be highlighting some of our favorite Southeast weekend trips - hope you enjoy!