Long Weekend: Arizona

In late March, I had the opportunity to travel to Arizona for a friend’s wedding. I must admit, Arizona has never been a “must see” on my list – aside from the Grand Canyon, which, if we’re being honest, I only had a vague notion of being “out west” somewhere. With beautiful wedding festivities dotting the long weekend, there was still plenty of time to sightsee. In addition to a rehearsal dinner, wedding, and brunch; we managed to hike, eat, drink, and road trip our way through Scottsdale and greater Sedona in a little over three days. Our adventure covered just enough to know I want to go back. As with any great trip, the pictures don’t do it justice. Here’s part one of our adventure. Continue reading

Charleston Wedding


Recently, I had the good fortune of attending a wedding in Charleston, South Carolina. While the destination puzzled me at first, I soon realized what a great opportunity it would be to explore a city I hadn’t thought of. That crafty couple, that was their intention all along. Ryan and I figured if we were making the trip down, we might as well really take advantage of the time, and stay an extra day. I’m so glad we did, as after all the festivities were over, we had more time to explore. It was a long weekend well spent. Not to mention how beautiful the wedding was, and how much fun.

Being the planner I am, I ordered a guidebook online from the Charleston Area Convention & Visitors Bureau. After perusing their website, I fell for their tagline “The only reason it’s not a best seller is because it’s free” regarding the Visitors Guide. After that arrived in the mail, I was even more excited for the trip. It was happening. Continue reading