Just like that another year has come to an end. Not just a year, but a decade. I was so fortunate this year to be able to travel to so many new places and return to a couple of my favorites. Below I’m breaking down everywhere we went and what my favorite part about each location was. Come along on my 2019 travel recap!
First up was New Orleans in February. This year, we started a tradition to take my mom on a trip around her birthday every year. We took her to New Orleans and had a blast. The French Quarter Sidewalk Food Tour was my favorite thing to do there. I have to say, the food in general is amazing in New Orleans.
Charleston had been on my list for a while now. It’s so charming and full of culture and history. Charleston is such a colorful town, known for its Rainbow Row. It’s funny but I’d have to say the food was my favorite part of this trip too. I’m seeing a pattern! There’s so much amazing fresh seafood, the oysters are incredible and the southern cooking was to die for.
We road tripped to St. Louis for a weekend in May. Mostly to see Sebastian Maniscalco do stand up but also made it to a Stanley Cup Playoff game and went up in the St. Louis Arch for the first time. It’s definitely a landmark that everyone should visit once in their lifetime.
Our next road trip was to Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls is always so pretty but my favorite thing to do there is visit the wineries in Niagara on the Lake. My all-time favorite winery is Peller Estates. It’s where my obsession for Ice Wine came from!
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Our best trip of all was at the end of August when we finally made it to Paris. If you’re new around here, we were supposed to go to Paris a year ago, but our flight was cancelled, and we never made it. It all worked out for the best because if we had gone last year, I wouldn’t be able to say Ed proposed to me in the Eiffel Tower. There are way too many things about Paris to name one thing to be my favorite part. It was simply magical. I can gush about this city for hours! We’re already talking about going back because there’s so much to see and do.
Made it to Vegas again in October. This time we traveled with my mom and stepdad. We drove out to the Grand Canyon which was by far my favorite part of that trip. Photos don’t do it justice. It’s something that everyone should see at least once in their lifetime.
We ended our year by booking a last-minute trip to Sarasota to celebrate Ed’s birthday. The weather was perfect, and The Ringling Museum was incredibly cool. It was a relaxing trip and much needed. Funny story – I booked this trip because it was a gift to Ed, so everything was in my name. The very attentive staff at The Ritz Carlton would always address Ed by calling him Mr. Morley. We both got a kick out of it!
So, what’s on the agenda for 2020? Well we are starting to plan our wedding in Key West, so I don’t think we’ll be as fortunate enough to travel to as many places. I fell in love with Key West when we visited over a year ago and can’t wait to go back!
We’re taking my mom to Austin in February for her annual birthday trip. Other than that, we plan to do a few road trips. Nashville again, for sure. If you have any ideas for road trips, make sure to leave them below or message me on Instagram!