I never went to camp as a kid and I’ve always regretted it. I wanted in on the kind of lifelong friendships that are born from sweaty summers spent singing ‘On Top of Spaghetti” around a campfire, splashing around in a muddy lake, and checking each other for ticks. As a sort of consolation prize […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

July 27, 2022

In Which I, a Grown Ass Adult, Go to Summer Camp

  Supposedly, everyone’s in Europe right now, which is fine with me because it means the lines are shorter at Holiday World. America’s first theme park happens to be just two and half hours from Nashville in (heh) Santa Claus, Indiana. It is big, with both a sizable amusement park and an equally impressive water […]

Travel, United States

July 9, 2022

Let’s Discuss My Holiday World Obsession (and Give Away Some Tickets!)

When you think of Franklin, Tennessee, your mind probably goes straight to its historic downtown, filled with shops and restaurants and Civil War-era homes and buildings. Much has been written about the downtown area and I’m definitely one of its biggest fans — but there’s so much more to do and see in Franklin and […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 15, 2022

25 Must-See Hidden Gems in Franklin, Tennessee

In a city where dining out now means being charged $200 a head for doll-sized plates of freeze-dried zucchini and macerated eel belly, I find myself longing for simpler times and simpler meals. And lo! My wish has been granted. I’ve discovered a place that takes two of our nation’s least complicated and most beloved […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

June 11, 2022

Fryce Cream: Scrumptious Ice Cream and French Fries in Nashville

You’ll find some of the best donuts in the country at Gramps Coffee & Donuts in Owensboro, Kentucky. But the story behind the shop may be even sweeter. I challenge you to drive through Owensboro, Kentucky’s historic downtown without stopping — It’s pretty much impossible.  The streets are lined with beautifully restored Victorian buildings that […]

Fun, Travel, United States

May 19, 2022

Gramps Coffee & Donuts is a True Owensboro Treasure

I like to think of myself as a watchdog for things that don’t matter and in this self-appointed role, I felt it necessary to report to you on a recent discovery that quite frankly has me questioning everything I thought I knew about downtown Nashville. Buckle up, dear reader, because you are in for a […]

Fun, Humor, Nashville Guide, Travel

May 6, 2022

What I Saw From This Rooftop Changed Everything I Thought I Knew About Downtown Nashville

I know our collective thing now is to bemoan the loss of Old Nashville, but come on you guys, there are also plenty of good things that have come out of eleventy billion people all moving here at once. Okay, okay. There are actually only two: There are more restaurants. There are more bars. And […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

May 2, 2022

Love & Exile is Your Monday Date Night Destination

Planning to visit The Hermitage in Nashville, Tennessee? Here’s everything you need to know before you go. A few weeks ago, I had dinner with a group of women, all of whom are fairly new to Nashville. “I see these historic plantation tours everywhere,” one of them said, “but I always wonder if they’re portraying […]

Fun, Nashville Guide, Travel

April 20, 2022

Visit Andrew Jackson’s Hermitage and You’ll Discover Some Surprising Secrets

NOTE: Jane’s Hideaway has closed its downtown location and is moving to East Nashville. I’ll update you on the new location when it opens. ‘We’re coming to Nashville soon and staying downtown. Where should we eat?’ I get this question quite a bit, and if you’re asking it, you probably fall into one of two […]

Nashville Guide, Travel

April 8, 2022

Jane’s Hideaway is My New Pick for Dinner and Live Music in Downtown Nashville

Looking for ideas on things to do in St. Augustine? This post is all you need! Growing up, beach trips were a time honored family tradition. Every summer, we’d load up our Grand Wagoneer and make the long drive from Atlanta to Florida for a week-long vacation. The beaches and rentals changed from year to […]

Travel, United States

April 1, 2022

30 Fun Things to Do in St. Augustine – This Post has All You Need to Know!