Travel

I’ve often heard that it’s better to spend money on experiences than material things. Though I don’t travel as much as many others I know, the more I see of the world, the more I believe that the theory is true. I love eating my way through a new city, exploring the restaurants and foods that are local specialties especially! Check out the posts below for some of my travel adventures.

Here are some of the places I’ve visited in the past (newest to oldest):

Foodbuzz Festival 2010 – San Francisco, CA – November 2010:

I went with 320 other food bloggers to the other side of the coast for a fun food festival. Since I love San Francisco, I showed up a day early and stayed all day Sunday to enjoy the city, too.

How to Get to Sir Francis Drake for the Foodbuzz Festival 2010
Bloggies Do Chinatown
Marvelous Millennium (San Francisco)
Alcatraz Experience in Photos
All Aboard for Alcatraz
I Am Thankful for Cafe Gratitude
How We Almost Missed the Foodbuzz Street Food Fare
Foodbuzz Workshops and Tasting Pavilion
Foodbuzz Tasting Pavilion in Photos
Foodbuzz Festival 2010 Gala
Farewell Foodbuzz 2010
Afternoon Tea in San Francisco

Zumbathon – Roanoke, VA – October 2010:

I made an impromptu trip to Roanoke, VA with some of my fellow zumba fanatics to support my friend Sara’s Zumbathon for Susan G Komen.

Impromptu Party in Pink
Healthy Cake Man
Metro with the Girls

Birthday Celebration – Freeport, Bahamas – September 2010:

Hubby and I visited the Bahamas to celebrate my 30th birthday.

Greetings from Paradise
The Corner Bistro in Freeport
Bahamian Beach
Heartbreaking Find
Night Out in Freeport
Best Limbo Dancer
Breakfast + Spa in Freeport
Fresh Nassau Grouper
Freeport Beach
Delicious Dinner at Taino Beach (Freeport)
A Random Encounter
Calm in Lucaya
Bringing the Bahamas Home
Bahamas: Then and Now

Healthy Living Summit 2010 – Chicago, IL – August 2010:

I went to the Healthy Living Summit to hang out with bloggie and twitter friends.

Ziti Catchup
Baci Blogger Lunch
RAW Sampling + Par-tay
The Next Frontier in Oatmeal
The Bean
OpenSky Par-Tay!
Greetings from HLS
HLS Lunch and Learn
Short Saturday HLS Post
HLS Zumba + Vegan Foodie Heaven
Running at HLS
Late But Home
Photos From Sunday’s Chicago Run
Sunset From the Sky

Family Lake Vacation – Lake Lure, NC – July 2010:

Hubby and I enjoyed a relaxing vacation at the lake with his family.

Sounds of Relaxation From the Lake
My Own Oatmeal Pot
Cozy Lil Porch
Veggie Family Dinner
Cherry Banana Short Stack
Portable Blogging
Scenes from the Lake House
Bailey’s First Canoe Trip
P-P-P-Poker Face
Butterflies at the Lake

Key West Wedding – Key West, FL – April 2010:

One of my best friends, Serena, got married in beautiful Key West.

Rehearsal Dinner – Key’s Style
The Keys to Wedded Bliss
Blue Heaven Brunch – Key West
Touring Key West + the Conch Tour Train
El Meson De Pepe’s for Lunch + There Is a KW Beach!
Louie’s Backyard + What’s Better Than Sex?

Southern Wedding Belles – Charleston, SC – October 2009:

My sorority sister, Theresa, has a beautiful Southern wedding.

To Charleston We Go
Southern Wedding Belles – The Ceremony
Southern Wedding Belles – The Reception
Quick Mt Pleasant Brunch – Charleston Cafe

Phoenix Eats – Phoenix, AZ – September 2009:

A trip for work yields yummy eats.

Phoenix, AZ – Day #1
Phoenix, AZ – Day #2 + Le Petit Prince
Phoenix, AZ – Day #3 – Part #1 (dim sum + houses)
Phoenix, AZ – Day #3 – Part #2 (Biltmore + True Food!)

Minneapolis Eats – Minneapolis, MN – May 2009:

Visiting some wonderful Minneapolis restaurants during a work trip.

Minneapolis – Day 1 (Wednesday)
Minneapolis – Day 2 (Thursday)
Minneapolis – Day 3 (Friday)

San Francisco + Wine Country – San Francisco + Healdsburg, CA – March 2009:

A life-changing trip to the beautiful hills of San Francisco and then Sonoma Wine Country!

Safe Travels
Hang Ah Team Room – Dim Sum in San Fran
Trolley Ride From Powell St Station to Lombard St
Sleepy, Easy, Delicious Dinner at Eclipse Restaurant – Hyatt Regency
Noah’s Bagels – Simple + Quick San Fran Breakfast
Delicious Dinner at Town Hall – San Fran
Fuzio (Pasta Lunch) + Yogen Fruz (Healthy Yogurt Dessert)
Best of SF: Millennium Restaurant
Greasy Spoon Breakfast Pre-Wine Country
Golden Gate Bridge Visit
CA Wine Country Stop #1 – Bella Vineyards + Wine Caves
CA Wine Country Stop #2 – Trentadue Winery
CA Wine Country Stop #3 – Rosenblum Cellars
Ravenous Dinner – Healdsburg, CA
Casual Dessert + Coffee at Park Chow – SF, CA
Brunch San Francisco Style: Crepevine

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