Washington DC: 14th Street and U Street Corridor

Our Airbnb was in a little residential area about a mile away from the U Street Corridor. We went to this neighborhood almost every day to try different restaurants (most of them were on 14th Street). It was a really nice area with so many restaurants, cafes, and bars. It seemed to be really popular, and it was a little hard to find parking. We met up with one of Nick’s friends who lived on…

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Washington DC: Georgetown

We left early in the morning on Easter Monday to make the three and a half hour drive to DC. We live so close but neither of us had ever been, so it was the perfect little vacation. We drove down with some friends from college and met up with more friends from college once we got there! It was such a fun reunion. After dropping our stuff at our airbnb, we headed straight to Georgetown.

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Exploring Adamstown, Pennsylvania

When we visited the area, we spent the day with friends exploring downtown Lancaster, and even went on a coffee crawl. But we were actually in the area because a friend gifted us a free night at Amethyst Inn, a bed and breakfast in Adamstown, about 20 minutes outside of Lancaster. It was so cute, with a fireplace inside the room and even a jacuzzi in our bathroom! The owner was…

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5 Things to Do in Lancaster

We’ve visited Lancaster several times before, but this time was special, as we were visiting just as tourists! Usually when we go, we’re just there for lunch or to grab coffee with friends, but this time, we were able to spend the whole day there, doing whatever we wanted. We asked all of our friends for recommendations, and our friends Natalie and Mark tagged along, making this a great…

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Lancaster: Coffee Crawl

We were in the Lancaster area for a couple days for an Oakmoss Collective event and then to visit some friends. We’ve been to Lancaster a few times since we went to college less than an hour away. We knew that the city takes it’s coffee seriously and is full of different cafes to check out. Since we were only in Lancaster for one full day, we decided to do a coffee crawl. We asked all…

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7 Places to Eat in Nashville (with Gluten-free and Vegetarian Suggestions)

Nick and I always research where to eat before we take a trip. Since we were traveling with Liz and Mike, we had to make sure that the restaurants would make everyone happy, as well as making sure there was vegetarian and gluten free options. We loved all of the places we tried, but we narrowed it down to seven places that you have to try if you go to Nashville…

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4 Places to Get Coffee in Nashville

We are going to start with our favorite - Killebrew. They have great drip coffee and cookie butter lattes, and are famous for their hot chocolate. We tried all of it! Killebrew was our first stop when we landed in Nashville, as well as our last stop on our way back to the airport. It is located in the Gulch and is connected to the gorgeous Thompson Nashville hotel. We took advantage of that by…

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Nashville: Hillsboro Village

We had visited Hillsboro Village a couple different times on the trip, grabbing lunch or exploring after an open mic night. We actually came back here for our last few hours before our flight home. It is such a cool area with so many restaurants, coffee shops, and boutiques! Every time we came, we drove by Belmont University. The buildings there are gorgeous! We randomly discovered…

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Nashville: Germantown

On our last full day of the trip, we spent the morning sleeping in and slowly planning our day. We decided to get coffee at Red Bicycle Coffee and Crêpes, which is an area of Nashville called Germantown. Most people were eating brunch there (it looked really good!) but we just grabbed coffee and decided to explore the area. All the brick buildings, trees, and quiet streets made…

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Nashville: 12 South

A lot of what we had on our Must Do in Nashville list was located in 12 South, which is a neighborhood surrounding 12th Avenue South. There are a bunch of murals on this street as well as the famous Five Daughters Bakery (they have gluten free and vegan donuts there!). Liz was also excited to go to Draper James, which is Reese Witherspoon’s store. The Draper James building is painted with gorgeous blue and white stripes so many people like to take pictures there. Right across the alley way from Draper James is the I Believe in Nashville mural.

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Nashville: The Gulch

We planned a spontaneous for-no-reason trip to Nashville with Nick’s sister, Liz, and her boyfriend, Mike. None of us had ever been in Nashville before so we researched a lot and made a list of things to do. We took an early flight in and when we landed, we headed straight to the Gulch. It is mostly a shopping district with rooftop bars, cute cafes, and stores. Since this was the first…

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Oakland: Chinatown

When we first started looking for lodging near SF, I told Jess that I wanted to stay near Daly City or Millbrae because I have a couple friends who live out there. After a few recommendations to check out Oakland instead, and also a few peaks at the price difference between the two, we made the call to stay in Oakland. When we’re travelling, we always make sure to check out…

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Oakland: Exploring Downtown

When we first started looking for places to stay in San Francisco, we were blown away by how expensive the lodging is. We knew we had to look into the suburbs, and because neither of us had ever been there, we didn’t know where to stay. We had heard that Oakland was great and found some cheap airbnbs there, so we decided on that. Once we got there, we realized we were right…

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Napa: Exploring Downtown

Nick and I took a day trip to Napa Valley to go olive oil and wine tasting. Since neither of us particularly like wine, we wanted to fill our trip with non-wine activities, which is pretty hard to do in wine country. One of our favorite things was visiting Gott’s Roadside. Nick loves diners, and when I saw this place online, I knew we had to go. There are several scattered throughout Napa Valley…

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Napa: Olive Oil and Wine Tasting

When we were first planning our trip to San Francisco, we knew we had to go to Napa Valley - we were so close! We looked into every different way to get there and the easiest we could find was renting a car ourselves. Especially since neither of us are wine drinkers, a wine tour would have been way too much for us. By renting a car, we were able to plan our own itinerary and go at…

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San Francisco: Tourist Attractions

We started planning a trip to San Francisco in the spring to celebrate Nick’s birthday. Every year for our birthdays, we give each other “experience gifts” instead of a material gift. His birthday was in June, which makes this end-of-August trip a little late, but it was the only time we could go this summer. Neither of us have ever been to San Francisco (Nick had been outside SF last year…

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