While I didn’t make any international trips during 2016, I still managed to make my way up and down the East Coast. Here’s a quick recap of my travels during 2016:
In March I headed to Northern Virginia to visit family. It’s such a quick and easy flight, so luckily visiting family has been easy over the years. Typically we make a day trip into DC, which I’ve always loved! In the past I’ve made the drive, which is where my interest in visiting Charlottesville and Monticello started!
In June I made a less than 24 hour trip to Florida to visit my grandparents! Again, it’s such a quick and easy flight. This trip was to celebrate my Grandfather’s 90th birthday, so there wasn’t much time for sightseeing. In the past we’ve made the trip to Sarasota, which is just beautiful.
I still keep in touch with a few good friends from college. One of those is my friend Leslie, who now lives out West (and just published a book!!). We share a strong love of art and fashion, so every now and then we’ll reunite in NYC for a weekend away. This year we met up in July, and other than the hot weather it was perfect. We stayed at the Gansevoort Park Avenue, which I would highly recommend. Top of our list was visiting The Met to see their Costume Institute exhibition, Manus X Machina. It didn’t disappoint. We also did Afternoon Tea at Bergdorf Goodman, which was a unique and new experience!
Living so close to Charleston, South Carolina, I tend to make the trip pretty frequently. In 2016 I made it to Charleston in March, June, and September. I’m working on a Charleston travel guide, but I can offer some recommendations here. As far as food, some of my favorite restaurants are: Husk, Fleet Landing Restaurant and Bar, and Poogan’s Porch. On Sullivan’s Island (right outside of Charleston), I love Poe’s Tavern and The Obstinate Daughter. Aside from dining, shopping and sightseeing are must do’s. King’s Street is known as the main shopping street, along with The Charleston City Market. Charleston is very walkable, but be prepared if you visit in the summer - it is hot!!
Having gone to the University of Georgia, I will always love football. This past season I made it to Athens for the Tennessee (it still stings) and Auburn (redemption!) games. I love Athens, and I love visiting at all times of the year. Football season in the South is something special, but so is the off season. So many restaurants are impossible to get into during football season (the crowds are insane), so I’m a fan of visiting during the Spring to really enjoy the city.
I’m working on travel plans for 2017, but at this point I know I’m be headed to Charleston in March and August. Where are y’all planning to travel in 2017?