Excellence Riviera Cancun Resort Review

After this last year, I think we all deserve a relaxing resort vacation somewhere beautiful. With hopeful hearts for 2021, we booked this trip to Excellence Riviera Cancun back in January with another couple for a fun week away from reality. With this being our third experience at an adults only all inclusive in this … Continue Reading

A Long Weekend in Greenville, SC

A Greenville, SC travel guide with all the best restaurants downtown. Written by South Carolina food blogger Mattison Heatherly.

A Girls Weekend in Austin, TX

Planning the perfect girls weekend in Austin means eating and drinking at the best restaurants around town. Check out my guide to a foodie weekend in Austin, TX.

Ratio Columbia, SC Restaurant Review

This past weekend we ventured out to the Northeast to try Columbia’s newest tapas restaurant, Ratio. Upon arrival we were pleasantly surprised by the modern, chic atmosphere and cocktail options. I opted for a mezcal cocktail, “From Lima with Love”, that was very refreshing with a perfectly smoky bite. If you don’t see something that … Continue Reading

Where to Eat in Hilton Head Island, SC

With summer travel looking much different this year, we chose to spend a few weekends at the beach for a little socially distant relaxation. Hilton Head is about 3 hours from Columbia and a perfect little getaway. Our comfort level with eating out at restaurants may be different than others, but I wanted to share … Continue Reading

A Long Weekend in Chattanooga, TN

If you have been following along on Instagram then you probably saw bits and pieces of our trip to Chattanooga this past week. Shane went to UTC and played college football so it is always to come back and see his friends and explore. There are new restaurants and hotels popping up all over town … Continue Reading

Where to Brunch in Columbia, SC

If you’ve ever seen my Instagram, it’s no secret that brunch is my favorite meal. Since our move to Cola two years ago, we’ve explored the local Columbia brunch scene thoroughly and it would be selfish not to share our findings. Thankfully for us all, boozy brunching just keeps getting more popular and we can’t … Continue Reading

Charleston for the Weekend

This past weekend we took a trip to Charleston and I just have to share this amazing city with you all.  Thankfully we are only two hours from the beautiful SC coast which means a trip to Charleston has been on our radar all summer.  This was our third trip to the Holy City and … Continue Reading

The Hot Spot: Lula Drake

Located in the heart of down Columbia, Lula Drake catches the eye of anyone strolling down Main Street. It’s elegant entry and boasting windows are intriguing to all who pass. What lies inside is the most delightful wine bar that any city could offer. Smooth jazz comes from the speakers (or the band) and you … Continue Reading

Lone Mountain Ranch Vacation

Tucked away along a dirt road right outside of Big Sky, Montana sits the most dreamy escape known as Lone Mountain Ranch. Surrounded by 150 acres of land, this dude ranch embodies the ultimate luxury destination with a rustic feel. If you’re looking for the perfect mountain getaway this is absolutely the place to be.