So…it’s been a hot minute since I wrote a post (my baaaad) but never fear, here’s a long post filled with tons of pics from my weekend in Asheville back in August! Yeah…I said August. #oops
As much of as I am a city girl, I love the mountains. Give me some gorgeous rolling hills, crisp cool mornings, and a good drink and I’m a happy girl. Now if you give me all of that in the fall, I’ll probably never leave so it’s a good thing I visited Asheville in August and not October.
There are some cities that are a quick drive from Atlanta that make perfect weekend getaways – Savannah, Nashville, Charlotte, Charleston, and Asheville to name a few. And that weekend, a quick 3 hour ride into the mountains was on the agenda.
Happy first official day of Fall, y’all! Even though it’s just technically started, I might have already been craving pumpkin spice lattes, wearing dark nail polish, and hoping for the temperature to fall below 80 degrees so I can finally put on my favorite over sized sweater (#basic, I know) for a few weeks now.
Fall is my favorite season of the year – there is just something special about this time of year, especially in the South. The air is crisp, the leaves are changing, and college football fills our televisions and stadiums. Autumn is meant to be spent outdoors.
To help embrace the changing seasons and the coming cooler weather, I’ve put a list together of the top 10 destinations to visit in the US during the fall. It’s hard to narrow it down, but I gave it a solid effort. There are only two on the list I’ve yet to visit!
Some people love burgers, some love pizza, but me? I love tacos. If I could eat one meal for the rest of my life, hands down it would be tacos and margaritas. It’s one of the reasons why I love that my birthday falls within the same week of Cinco de Mayo – more excuses to celebrate with less guilt.
I love Chicago. If I thought I could handle the winters they face there, I would seriously be tempted to trek up north. However since there is a reason I live in the South, I will settle for visiting as often as possible.
It’s not very often I get to have companions on my trips, but when I do the company is wonderful. One of my best friends, Kassi, and I were catching up over dinner in February when I mentioned an upcoming trip to Chicago in April. We talked about how much fun it would be if she could join me and before we knew it, she bought herself a ticket that night.
Some of y’all might be wondering what I do for work that allows me to travel so much. Well when I’m not writing blog posts, traveling, or stuffing my face, I manage the marketing department for my company. With a broad title comes an even more broad job description – and one of my favorite aspects of my job is event planning.
Every year we hold a national meeting that allows our corporate office to connect with our employees in the field. We go over the previous year results, strategize for next year, and of course spend some time rewarding ourselves for a job well done. And it’s my job to plan all of it and make sure everything runs as smoothly as possible.
This year our location was The Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in beautiful Tucson, Arizona.