The French Quarter in New Orleans

It’s almost impossible to hear “New Orleans” and not imagine a vibrant city full of color and excitement. Since it is my first trip to this charming city, all of the major tourist spots were at the top of my “must see” list. The French Quarter is quite a contrast from the quiet streets of the Garden District. Definitely more what you think of when you picture New Orleans. We...

The Garden District in New Orleans

The Garden District in New Orleans on Waketon Road Blog

For our first day in New Orleans I knew I wanted to skip as many tourist traps as possible and have a leisurely day in the Garden District. Obviously anything with “garden” in the name will be right up my alley. When I visit a city in the south, I have to visit all of the historic homes. It’s my favorite thing to do when traveling. I have such admiration for different types of...

San Diego for the Weekend

San Diego for the Weekend on Waketon Road Blog

I’m just getting home from my weekend in San Diego visiting my hubby. Brian is in the Navy Reserves and every year he has a two-week duty somewhere. The past couple of years he has been lucky enough to get San Diego. I never complain because it’s the perfect excuse for me to take a long weekend and visit him. I feel like it’s been ages since Brian has been...

Gift Guide: The Jet Setter

We all have those friends who seem to always be on the go. Or maybe you’re the one who lives that #jetsetlife! I’ve rounded up a few of my favorite things that make traveling just a little easier, and a little more chic. I’m in love with these One Truffle clutches and they are definitely on my wish list. I also love the idea of this travel wallet that keeps...

Magnolia Market at the Silos

Last weekend my mom and I decided to head south on I-35 to Waco, TX to visit Magnolia Market at the Silos. If you haven’t been living under a rock for the last couple of years, then you know that the Gaines family is on their way to world domination. Chip and Joanna are the perfect example of a couple that bring out the best in each other. Their creativity...

Zero George Hotel in Charleston

Our trip to Charleston would not have been quite so sweet without our stay at the incredibly charming Zero George hotel. This hotel has been on my travel Pinterest board for months. From the first image I saw of the beautiful drawing room, I knew this hotel was made for me. Our Charleston getaway really happened as a result of a wedding we were going to in Pawley’s Island, SC,...

All the Pink in Charleston

As you saw in this post, there was no shortage of color in Charleston. The color and the charm were what I loved most about the city. On our last full day, Brian and I felt like we needed to take it a little easier. We had been pretty aggressive with our walking the first few days and our bodies needed a break. We made our way back down to our favorite...