Author Archives: Anne

A reflection on where doughnuts were born.

On July 19th of 1937, a genius decided to open up the first Krispy Kreme in Winston-Salem, North Carolina. In honor of that genius, and in celebration of melt in your mouth goodness, we gorged ourselves with dozens of hot doughnuts ...

A lady named Savannah and a man named Charles(ton)

We're working out a system to keep this blog in check, as we're clearly way too far behind. From here on out (until we're caught up) — Rachel will be writing posts about where we are currently, and I'll be ...

Miami is full of Australians, gators, and s’mores

"I'm kind of excited about Miami! I have glamorous ideas of it from watching TV shows like Dexter and Burn Notice. It'll be interesting to see what it's like in real life." - me, a couple months ago I now understand ...

And that’s how we ended up sleeping with roosters.

Imagine a world where you're surrounded by beautiful beaches on every side. You're never more than a mile away from the nearest body of drop dead gorgeous ocean views. You can kayak, jet-ski, or simply take in the characters walking ...

I am heavily pondering pens and cola.

Peach wine -- yeah, that sounded good. A free wine tasting is all you need to keep your day strong during a multi-hour ride from Madison, AL to Pensacola, FL. I pulled out my phone to let Alex know when we’d ...

You’re peachy keen when you’re not driving!

My first thoughts entering Georgia were... well, I can't really share them with you because there wasn't a whole lot of nice words involved. Yes, we've found a state that rivals Texas in the poor driving department. (I've been warned there's more ...

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Burgers, Babies and Beale Street, Oh My!

Tennessee... the Bible Belt. The hot dog state. Remember how I said that Carla's roommate Ryan helped us out? Well, if you don't, you should know that he helped us out in Memphis. (That's how this all ties in.) He wasn't actually ...

Missin’ in Mississippi

It feels like a year and a day ago that we were floating down the Mississippi river, into the great wild yonder. Alright, so we didn't actually go out on the Mississippi River, but it sure as hell felt like it ...

New Orleans: A Different Kind of Party

“You’ll miss out on SXSW by leaving Austin now!” said just about everyone when they heard we were leaving so soon. “You just missed Mardi Gras!” said just about everyone when they heard we were going to New Orleans next. I’d like ...

All About Austin: The Final Chapter

Rachel has done a great job telling you all about our time in Austin with our Australian friends, but I’m going to take over to tell you about the second half of our crazy adventure in our favorite city thus ...