Recently Broad was in New Orleans (NOLA) for our friend Nicolette’s bachelorette weekend. Our first trip to NOLA was two years ago for a friend’s wedding. Instead of recapping one of the trips, we decided we wanted to do a “best of” post about our favorite places in the city. We stayed at a cute hotel right outside the French Quarter (unfortunately we can’t remember the name) for our first trip. Broad stayed right at Bourbon Street for this second time. Personally we would prefer to stay near the French Quarter, but if you’re into partying all day and all night then definitely stay closer to Bourbon street.
We enjoy tailgating whether it be for pro or college football games…or really for any other event. We haven’t tailgated recently because, well, when your professional football team is the Cleveland Browns it’s hard to get excited for football games. But, we were recently invited to head to South Bend for a Notre Dame football game and to visit Beard’s family. His two cousins graduated from there and now the third cousin is a freshman at ND. We’ve never been to Notre Dame, so we jumped at the chance to check it out for a big game and also hang with family that knew the lay of the land.
When TLC Book Tours contacted us about reviewing one of their latest books, Atlas of Beer: A Globe-Trotting Journey Through the World of Beer, we were thrilled! We love to read and we read every type of book. But a book that combines travel and beer almost sounded too good to be true!
Our next and final stop on our honeymoon was Amsterdam. This was the place we were most excited to visit. Beard had been there once before in college so he knew what to expect but Broad had only read and heard about it. We scheduled three full days for this city, but it was clearly not enough!
After two days in Paris it was off to spend four days in Brussels. Getting around Europe is so easy and relatively inexpensive. We had train tickets to Brussels and the train system is pretty simple to understand. The best part of traveling by train (besides the views, those can be pretty sweet) are the train snacks. No, they don’t give you snacks (at least not on the trains we were on). You bring your own.
As we stated in our previous post, Paris was not on Broad’s list of places to visit in Europe. The way she puts it, she wanted to see the Eiffel Tower and drink champagne…and that’s basically it. As a little girl, she did not have dreams of frolicking down the Parisian streets while eating macarons (oh, Broad also dislikes(ed) macarons) like so many little girls do. Little did she know this was all about to change!
We were very excited to get married after 8 years of dating but we may have almost been slightly more excited to go on a honeymoon. We love traveling together. One of the first things we did after we decided to get serious was take a road trip along Route 66 from Los Angeles to Cleveland. Many couples probably would have wanted to kill each other, we wanted to do it all over again. We’ve been a ton of places in the US since then and only traveled once out of the country together. We knew early on that for our honeymoon we wanted to go plan a long, memorable adventure a bit out of our comfort zone.
Broad here! I’m taking over this post to do a recap of my bachelorette bash in Austin, Texas. Beard and I want to do a few posts on some of the fun things we did before and after our wedding and we’ll probably do a post on our actual wedding day. So let’s start with my Austin trip! This is not meant to be a guide on bachelorette parties because every bride is different. I just wanted to share all the cool stuff we did in Austin.
*Disclaimer: I did not take photos with our DSLR camera in fear that something would happen to it so the pics are not the greatest*
Any time we have a reason to travel to San Diego, we take it. The past few times have been for weddings and this time was no different. We try to extend our trips as long as possible so we can spend time with as many friends and family we can, and so we have time to check out the breweries. Read more
A month ago we traveled to Riveria Maya, Mexico for our friends’ Amanda & Matt’s wedding. This was a trip of firsts for us: first destination wedding, first time traveling out of the country together, first huge friend trip and first time at an all-inclusive resort. So we were a little overwhelmed but very excited!