Light the night

Light the night

By Sydni Ellis Christmas isn’t just one day — it’s a thousand little moments that make the end of the year so special. It’s taking your first sip of hot cocoa, hearing your favorite holiday song on the radio, stealing kisses under the mistletoe, feeling 

Centennial  worth Celebrating

Centennial worth Celebrating

By Sydni Ellis Well-dressed ladies wearing wide-brimmed hats, long skirts and grim determination on their faces hold up signs that read, “Votes for Women!” “To Ask Freedom for Women is Not a Crime,” and “Mr. President, How Long Must Women Wait for Liberty?” among others. 

Charming Charleston

Charming Charleston

By Sydni Ellis Cobblestone-paved streets. Centuries-old lighthouses. Orange-and-red daylilies, roses and abelias. The city of Charleston, South Carolina, is simply charming — especially in the fall. If you are looking for a place where horse-drawn carriage rides still exist and antique lighthouses still stand prominently 

Travel on the water

Travel on the water

Paddling trails offer adventure, fitness By Sydni Ellis Hazy orange and pink light spreads like fire across the early morning sky, as the sun slowly rises above the clouds. A late-summer sunrise is such a beautiful experience. Especially since 6:30 a.m. is practically the only 

Foodie Road Trippin’

Foodie Road Trippin’

By Sydni Ellis Sweet, sticky peach juice dribbled down my arm. The sun was beating down on my family and me on this nearly triple-digit summer day, but nobody noticed—we were too busy feasting on soft, Southern peaches that we had driven nearly an hour 

Make miles of memories this summer

Make miles of memories this summer

By Sydni Ellis Summertime is sipping an ice-cold strawberry margarita. It’s wearing a brand-new swimsuit and a perfectly floppy straw hat. It’s relaxing in cold water while the hot Texas sun beats down on you. It’s making memories that will last all year! But this 

Calling All Campers

Calling All Campers

By Sydni Ellis Dazzling stars dance in the sky. Chirping insects create a soft melody in the dark. The sweet aroma of sugary marshmallows over a crackling firepit fills the warm night air and tickles the back of your throat. Welcome to camping season—one of 

Explore the World from Home

Explore the World from Home

By Sydni Ellis Every great world traveler encounters problems along the way. Lewis and Clark, Amelia Earhart, millennial travel bloggers, your boss, your next-door neighbor and pretty much everyone else who’s ever set out on an adventure, ever, has a story to tell. But the 

Relax in Hot Springs

Relax in Hot Springs

By Sydni Ellis Serenity is not just a word in Hot Springs, Arkansas. It’s something you feel with your entire being—from the basement of a bathhouse to the top of Mountain Tower. According to the Oxford English Dictionary, serenity is “the state of being calm, 

Explore Nature in Oregon

Explore Nature in Oregon

By Sydni Ellis The fresh scent of pine needles mixed with sweet raindrops fills the air. It’s only 57 degrees outside, but somehow the brisk wind and the wet skies make it seem even colder. It’s early March in Portland, Oregon—a perfect time to travel