• Breweries,  Travel,  US Travel

    Roanoke, VA

    I spent part of Labor Day weekend in Roanoke, VA with my best friends and had an absolute blast. My main interests when visiting a new city are finding cool restaurants and local breweries. I love craft beer. Roanoke did not disappoint in that area! We arrived Friday evening and had dinner at a new Mexican restaurant, Cabo Fish Taco. There are three locations: Charlotte, NC, Blacksburg, VA, and Roanoke. I had the Sweet Blackened Tuna salad and a jalapeno margarita; both were smashing! After dinner, we went to Tuco’s for a few drinks. I have eaten at Tuco’s before and the food is delicious, but since we had just eaten, we stuck with…

  • Reviews,  Travel,  US Travel

    Loews Ventana Canyon Resort

    I recently stayed at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort in Tucson, Arizona, while attending a conference. The conference lasted all week and included a golf event over the weekend. I arrived at the resort on Monday and departed Saturday. The setting was breathtaking. Nestled into the mountains of Tucson, the whole resort gives you a feeling of seclusion. The location and guest room were outstanding. Walking trails around property take you to see some interesting things, including a waterfall, cacti, and maybe even wild animals. From the outdoor walkway to my room, I had a stunning view of the mountains. From my room, I had this gorgeous view of Tucson-or…

  • Travel,  US Travel

    Cabin Fever

    I have been home for a few weeks, and I must say, I’m getting cabin fever. Don’t get me wrong. I love being home. I love my house, my family, everything that’s here. But it sure doesn’t beat being on the road! I’m heading to Arizona this weekend and can’t wait!

  • Travel,  Travel Tips,  US Travel

    50 in 30

    I have set a new travel goal for myself: all 50 states in 30 years. I am 28 now, so I have less than two years to finish them up. Unfortunately, a lot of the states I lack are the biiiiig ones out west {ie North and South Dakota, Montana, Wyoming, Idaho, etc} and not conducive to easy traveling between them, unless you are looking for a very long road trip {and I am not}. I have 21 states yet to go. I know of ~6 I will definitely travel to this year, and will likely add some additional side trips on as time permits. In the graphic above, hot…

  • Travel

    My Recent Absence

    My travel has not slowed lately; actually on the contrary, it has picked up. However, we have recently purchased a new home {hopefully our forever home} and planning/packing/moving/decorating has completely consumed me. Even on the road, I have spent my free time e-signing our contracts and documents, researching movers, browsing Pinterest for home decor inspiration and furniture shopping. I have been on some amazing adventures since the beginning of the year, from the East Coast, to Florida, to Arizona and California, to Mexico, and all over the midwest. I can’t wait to share more details when my life settles down a little. I am traveling to the great white north next…

  • Travel

    Amtrak Residency Program

    I love my job. I would never leave it. But if I were to quit…it would be for the Amtrak Writer Residency Program. Per the Amtrak blog, “#AmtrakResidency will allow for up to 24 writers to take long-distance trains to work on their projects. Each writer’s round-trip journey will include accommodations on board a sleeper car equipped with a bed, a desk and outlets.” How incredible does that sound? I had already started with my company at the inception of the residency in 2014, but if I had not been working, I would have been all over it. I adore trains. There is something so nostalgic, so romantic about train travel.…

  • Mexico,  Reviews,  Travel

    Occidental Grand Xcaret- Riviera Maya

    While in Mexico last month, we stayed at the Occidental Grand Xcaret in Riviera Maya. It was a great trip from start to finish, thanks to Costco Travel. This was the second all-inclusive getaway we have booked through Costco, and they make everything smooth and easy. We chose to do airfare, ground transportation, and the resort itself as a package deal and got a fantastic deal. We also added a weeklong pass to the Xcaret Eco Park. For my other all-inclusive trip booked through Costco, we even booked excursions through them. We flew into the Cancun airport and the ground transportation was ready outside and only waited a few moments before departing…

  • Mexico,  Travel

    Riviera Maya, Mexico

    Here are a few quick snapshots of my first few days in Riviera Maya, Mexico. It is stunning! Though we are primarily relaxing beachside and poolside on this trip, we have also gone deep sea fishing, snorkeling, hiked to Tulum, and visited the Xcaret ecological park. We have three days remaining in paradise, and I can’t wait to share more photos with you!

  • Travel,  Travel Tips

    TSA Wait Time- ATL

    I’m flying out of ATL in the morning to go to Riviera Maya and stumbled upon this great website to check the wait time for security at Hartsfield Jackson. I’m hoping it’s accurate! I’ll update again in the morning.  ATL Wait Time

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    Hi everyone! I’m Katie, a 26 year old frequent traveler- for both work and  leisure. I’ve tried to keep up with blogs and websites in the past, and failed, simply because I was too busy. On-the-Go Katie was born because of that. No long, drawn-out posts, just tips, photos, and fun!