Category Archives: Country

Holidays Trip to…Charleston, SC

Definitely Airbnb (airbnb.com) has become our preferred app to book a place to stay. It is cheaper and most importantly we get to meet locals. And if you like to travel as much as we do, you should know that experiences when traveling is everything. You might not remember the place but you will definitely  remember the conversations, the smell, the laughs, and that will trigger the good memories.  

This was a short stop to Charleston thus we only spent a night on our way to see the family in Orlando, Fl (The Toll City :$ ). We stayed at Mt. Pleasent area, which is only 10 minutes from The French Quarter. This area looks very modern and growing; there are new constructions everywhere you look around. 

Revelry Brewing (@revelrybrewing) was our first stop of the night. They have very complex beers selection (this is a great compliment). We picked a barrel aged stout black and a belgian blonde. You gotta sit at the Rooftop…spoiler: the view is amazing. Nice crew, awesome environment, reasonable prices. 

City Market was our next stop. It was too late in the night to see the artesians but we had our appetizer as an anticipation for the entree the next day. 

The next day we said bye to our host and headed to the City Market (the main attraction). I didn’t know before Charleston is a cruise town. With that mind, there was a lot people in the City Market (Tip: try to look for a parking on the street. We paid over 15$ just for couple of hours. Don’t make that mistake.) Yes, you gotta go to the City Market. People work hard to make things for you to remember the city and come back to it:  baskets, soaps, scultures, paintings, pictures, horse ridings, books, recipes, food, chocolates, jewelry, clothes, scarves, more and more. At the time to leave this beautiful city we stopped to eat. 

Taziki’s (@tazikis) is a small mediterranean restaurant. As we started on this vegan diet adventure, we couldn’t pick a better place to continue with our healthy lifestyle. We ate two delicious sandwiches to then and only then continue hitting the road off to Orlando. 

MB

“Country music, country food, country life…Nashville” 

 

We finally got out of town but I should say it was not one in our bucket list. We went to Nashville, Tennessee on New Years day.

Dressed up and ready for some good music, we hopped on the hotel’s complimentary shuttle to downtown. First stop of the night was at Legends Corner.  The layback atmosphere was noticeable. People singing, laughing, drinking and having a good time, we were no exception.  We grabbed a bite at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville, not the best but just what we needed at the time.  Apparently, I offended a guy by wearing a tie and a vest. But hey, I just wanted to impress my girlfriend and she was happy so I took it off and we moved on to the next bar, Honky Tonk.  We called it a night and a cab.

Day 2 started with breakfast at The Garden Brunch Cafe. This cozy local place is awesome. If you are in the area, this place is a must. If they serve fancy drinks, mimosa and coffee before noon, I’m in and this place was all about of this. I have to add that the food was great. And with that we were ready for some sightseeing that only consisted of The Parthenon.  We went in, learned about it and took pictures. This is a subliminal message from my partner in crime to let me know how badly she wants to travel to Greece. I Got It!!! It was football championship day, a bottle of wine awaited for us at the hotel. This time around we wanted to do sushi for dinner (Koto, not much to say about this place) and go to the other bars we didn’t get to see the first night.  We went to Layla’s Bluegrass Inn, Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, The Stage.  All of these in the Honky Tonk Highway. Walking around and farther out we ended up at a place called the WildHorse Saloon. A very layback, fun place suited for shots, shots, shots! Not a bad place, but if I were you I would stay at the Honky Tonk Highway were the action is. Crossing the streets we munched on pizza to go back to the hotel. A Fun night!

Last day in Nashville wasn’t any different. Good breakfast to start off! This time around we walked more, to get some souvenirs and take pictures. Kind of an obsession now, pictures of the places we visit. The day was getting gloomy and rainy so we spotted ourselves at Rippy’s Bar and Grill. Beers, drinks, football, music, hot wings, a great way to say ’til next time Nashvegas. Nashvegas is all about jeans, caps, beards, good live country music, good food, and a lot of booze and fun.  Nashvegas…We’ll be back!!!

MB

Broadway avenue
Broadway avenue
Broadway avenue
Broadway avenue
Broadway avenue
Broadway avenue
Honky Tonk fun! fun! fun!
Honky Tonk  fun! fun! fun!
Partheneon
Parthenon

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Country Breakfast
Country Breakfast
Layla's club
Layla’s club
shots, shots, shots
shots, shots, shots