A Quick Guide to East Nashville, Tennessee

East Nashville just might be the coolest neighborhood in all of Nashville. Hop over the river from downtown and check out the local shops and restaurants with this quick guide! (Updated May 2020) … Referring to cities & neighborhoods as “The Portland of ___” is a pretty cliché thing to do; it also totally diminishes… Continue reading A Quick Guide to East Nashville, Tennessee

A Quick Guide to Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

Hanmer Springs is a small resort-style town in the Canterbury region of New Zealand’s South Island. Nestled into the hills, its proximity to the outdoors and its relaxed vibe draw in plenty of tourists. The whole town is like a well-groomed park, with tree-lined walkways, open outdoor spaces, and easy access to trails. While Hanmer… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Hanmer Springs, New Zealand

A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

Lake Taupo is New Zealand’s largest lake, located in the center of the country’s North Island. Taupo is the main tourist town, situated on the northwestern shores of Lake Taupo. Taupo is a popular tourist destination in the summer, known for its abundance of outdoor, adventure, and water activities. People flock to the lake to… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Taupo, NZ (in the Off-Season)

Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

Devonport is a suburb of Auckland located on the opposite side of Waitemata Harbor, and it is home to New Zealand’s main Naval Base. This small seaside village is filled with great restaurants and scenery, which is what draws so many people over from the city. Devonport isn’t an island, but it sure feels like… Continue reading Auckland Day Trip: Devonport, New Zealand

A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon

I’ve been to Portland, Oregon a couple of times now, so it feels familiar whenever I return. If I’m being honest, though, Portland isn’t exactly my favorite city. I have my reasons, which I might elaborate on in the future, but I will start this post by clarifying something: my lack of infatuation for Portland… Continue reading A Quick Guide to Portland, Oregon