Traveler | Dog Mom | Foodie | History Nerd. Hey seekers! I’m Danielle and I love to explore new places with my husband, our dogs, and our friends. Some of my favorite places to travel are historic sites, food and wine destinations, National Parks, and of course dog friendly places! Follow along some of our adventures; @finn.luna_adventuredog and @dmvarc on Instagram!
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London EatsOne of my favorite things to do while traveling is finding great local spots to eat, and this visit to London is no different.
10 Spots for Afternoon Tea in LondonNo trip to London would be complete without a proper afternoon tea experience. The problem is choosing just one or two of these to explore. Each offers a unique experience and a range of tea and pastries.
LondonOn a quick trip to London there are some definite must see sights!
10 London cafes to get work doneFor those trips where you still need to get some work done a cafe with good wifi is a must. These are a few cafes I plan to check out.
Hometown Holiday; Colonie, NYFestive spots and cozy cafe's to experience the holiday's in New York's Capital District.
Dublin Breakfast and BrunchThe old Irish adage; "eat breakfast like a King, lunch like a prince, and dine like a pauper". These breakfast and brunch spots around Dublin provide a hearty full Irish breakfast, or lighter fare if you prefer.
Don't Miss Dublin PubsSome of the most unique, traditional, and historic pubs in Ireland's capital.
Race-cation DestinationsIn addition to traveling, I also really enjoy running. I've completed numerous 5k's 8k's 10k's, trail races, and a half marathon. 2022 will be my first marathon starting with the iconic NYC Marathon. With races in so many beautiful places I should definitely start training!
Backpacking the NortheastThese are some of my wish list and planned backpacking trips around the northeast US.
Kansas City EatsDon't sleep on these great food places around KC.
Caribbean All Inclusive ResortsAs much as I love winter I am definitely longing for some sand and surf right about now. As I'm planning my mid-winter trip to the Caribbean, here are some of the all inclusive resorts that I'm contemplating!
New Orleans Dinner SpotsDelicious dinner spots close to the French Quarter.
Bars and Rooftops in New OrleansBourbon Street gets all the attention but there are so many more great bars in the downtown area. Here are some of the best places and rooftops to grab a cocktail.
New Orleans Breakfast SpotsThere's so much more to breakfast in the Big Easy than beignets. Check out some of these spots that are all walkable from the French Quarter.
Art Galleries and Museums in New OrleansEnjoy more than just good drinks and music in New Orleans. Take some time to visit these museums. Be sure to get a piece to take home for your walls.
New Orleans Markets and Historic AreasNew Orleans is full of history, art, music, and culture. Visit some of these areas and markets to see some of the very best NoLA has to offer.
Memphis, TNAside from being home to the King, in Memphis you'll find inviting people, great BBQ, and of course amazing music.
Kansas City Brewery TourThere are so many great craft breweries in the US and Kansas City is no exception! Check out some of Kansas City's Craft Beer scene.
Kansas City Museums not to missFor a little history, check out these great Kansas City museums.
Spend a weekend in MontaukSome places to visit and where I'd like to go in Montauk, NY.
New Orleans Wish ListPlaces I’d love to visit in New Orleans at Wanderfest
Castles Bucket ListCastles around the world I want to visit!
Virginia's Historic TriangleI have spent my whole life visiting different places in Virginia and was lucky enough to live there for six years. In that time I have visited countless historic sites and even had the chance to work at some. From archaeological sites to historic trades, Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown have a lot to offer any visitor to the Historic Triangle.
Best Places to Eat in Williamsburg, VAThese are some of my favorite places to eat, grab a cup of coffee, or get a drink after dinner in Williamsburg. From Merchant Square to New Town, there are a lot of great restaurant options here.
Best Craft Breweries in Upstate NYThe New York State Craft Beer industry has exploded in the past 10 years. There are so many great small NY breweries throughout the state that it would take months to visit them all. These are some of the NY craft breweries in the upstate/capital district that on my go to list.
Finger Lakes Winery TourNew York has destinations for so many different types of travelers. If you're looking for something a little different than the hustle and bustle of New York City, how about a weekend trip to the Finger Lakes. The Finger Lakes region is the largest wine producing area in New York and consistently a top wine destination in the US.
Hiking the AdirondacksLake George, NY and Adirondack State Park is a popular destination for upstate New Yorkers and New Englanders alike. Lake George is one of the most beautiful and cleanest lakes in the US making it extremely popular in the summer. But you can visit Lake George and the Adirondacks any time of year and take advantage of over 2,000 miles of trails throughout the park!
Cheap Eats Hell's KitchenWe all know that NYC can be expensive, but it certainly doesn't have to be! There are so many great restaurants in the city that are one of a kind and that won't break the bank! Here are some fo the best cheap eats in the Hell's Kitchen area to help keep your budget happy!
Great Date Night Spots in NYCThese are some of our favorite places to go for a cozy date night out in NYC. The city can definitely get loud and feel overwhelming sometimes, but these places allow you to get out and have a relaxing date night without being too crowded.
Things to do in NYC with KidsYou may be wondering how someone that doesn't have kids can recommend things to do with kids. Well, we were all kids once and the very first time I was in NYC I was only 9 years old! There are a ton of great things to do in the city with kids.
Best Bars and Restaurants in Hell's KitchenHell's Kitchen is no longer the seedy, gritty place that it used to be. Now when you walk down the street you'll find amazing coffee shops, bakeries, bars, and restaurants everywhere! Being close to all of these great food options was one of my favorite things about living in Hell's Kitchen! I hope you get to try some of these places on your next visit!
Brunch in BostonBrunch is a big weekend activity in most cities and Boston is no exception! From Harvard Square to Back Bay, here are some of my favorite brunch/breakfast places in Boston.
NYC Coffee Shops that are better than StarbucksOne of my favorite things to do on weekends in the city is heading to one of my favorite cafe's for a cappuccino, and sitting by the window and people watching. The rule of thumb for most NYC dining/cafe's etc is if you can get it at home, don't have it here! This list should give you a bunch of coffee options around NYC that are not Starbucks (or dunks).
What Not To Do In NYCWhen you visit NYC there are a lot of things that people think are "must see" things. I can bet a good chunk of those things are generally avoided by New Yorkers. So this list is a little backwards - places to not go in NYC.
8 Great Bagels in NYCNothing hits the spot quite like a nice warm New York Bagel. And no matter what people say, you can't get them anywhere else in the world! Here are 8 of the best (in my opinion) places to get a bagel in the big apple.
Delicious Food Festivals in the USOne of the things I like to travel for is FOOD! I love trying new flavors and learning new ways to work with food. This list consists of some of the food festivals in the US that I would love to experience from the Bacon Festival in Iowa to the Kona Coffee Cultural Festival in Hawaii. I'm getting hungry just thinking about it!
Best Festival RacesThis spring and summer I am most looking forward to getting outside and experiencing some of the most fun races that end in a celebration! I love a good road race especially when the finish line is filled with food trucks and beer tents! These are some of the most fun races I've done or are planning to do!
Must See Portland Maine BreweriesA trip to Maine would not be complete without a tasting some of the local craft brews! These Portland Maine breweries are a great place to spend an afternoon catching up with friends and tasting some of the quintessential Maine fare!
9 Boston Bars to Drink Like a LocalA trip to Boston is steeped in American History. You can walk the streets that Paul Revere walked, see where tea was thrown in the harbor (and see some of the actual tea - conservation is cool) and eat and drink in some of the historic institutions. But Boston has its own special tavern and bar history and these are some of the best bars to visit if you really want to drink like a local!