48 Hours in Colorado

We flew into Denver, Colorado on a Friday afternoon and stayed at the Westin Downtown.  Friday evening we had tickets to see a sold out Odesza show at Red Rocks!! I have had this amphitheater on my bucket list for a while now and let me just say it is a sight to be seen!! The venue is just as beautiful as the photos! Be prepared for some climbing though, the seating is no joke! :) Anyway the concert was amazing! Pro Tip: Ubers will pick you up at the bottom of the venue!  (Do not walk to the top like we did, or you will be in for a work out!) 

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The next day we rented a white Jeep Wrangler (aka my dream car!) from an App called Turo! It's basically AirBNB for cars! It's a lot cheaper than renting from the airport, plus you get to choose the car you want.  We wanted to spend this day exploring, so we we basically picked a direction on the map (West) and started driving, top down of course ;) We drove through Keystone which had so many beautiful photo ops and mountain views! Pretty neat how there is still snow at the top of the mountains in the summer. It definitely dropped about 30 degrees when we made it closer to the top. Pro-Tip: Have a jacket or sweater on hand! 

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Saturday evening we were pretty exhausted from all of our festivities and just grabbed a bite to eat in downtown Denver! It's a fun town to walk around in, they even have a free train that will take you through the downtown area. We flew out at 8 am the next morning! The trip was short & sweet, but totally worth it!! Can't wait to go back and explore some more! 

A Traveler's Guide To: Chattanooga, TN

We took an impromptu day trip from Atlanta to Chattanooga on a Sunday,  I had always passed Rock City signs on my way to Nashville for ATL and I didn't really know much about Chattanooga other than it looked really pretty from a car window! Let's just say we were very pleasantly surprised! Here are some of my recommendations: 

1.  Lover's Leap.  You can see 7 states from this view at the top of Lookout Mountain! It was a $20 admission fee, but it's totally worth it because there are a lot of photo ops along the way!  Keep reading ;) 

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This is a different angle of Lover's Leap! The photo above is located on top where you see the people standing in this photo! But can we just take a minute to appreciate this waterfall! 

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2.  Rainbow Hall.  We stumbled upon this magical hallway on one of the paths up to Lover's Leap. Who knew rainbows were included in the admission price? It's safe to say I'm a fan! 

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3.  Rock City Bench. Stop for a photo op here! Located on the path right after you pay your admission! 

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4. Stir.  Head downtown for a bite at this oyster bar known for their craft cocktails!  If you're a fan of hummus, they have a sampler of 3 kinds with pita, yummmm! See what we ordered in my foodie section! I'm also a huge fan of ambiance when picking where to dine, and this place has it going on!  

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5. Polka Dot Wall.  After you walk out form a tasty meal at Stir, you will notice this vibrant wall across the street. Don't miss the opportunity to snap a quick pic! Warning: You might get photo shamed by this dude https://www.instagram.com/chadots_creep/ 

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6. The Dwell Hotel.  What a gem! Also located downtown, definitely staying here next time we come for longer than a few hours! It's retro, vintage decor is just too cute.  Plus they recently opened a little cafe inside, it's a perfect coffee spot in the AM. Or you can grab a night cap at their bar in the evening! 

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7.  Walnut Street Bridge. It was built in 1980 so you know there is a lot if history here for all of you buffs! Plus it's really pretty to walk across! 

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7 Insta-Worthy Places in Myrtle Beach

1. Myrtle Beach Boardwalk.  Pretty self explanatory, there's a beach and a ferris wheel! Perfect backdrop for a photo! Also there's restaurants. shops & rides all along the boardwalk.  I suggest going on the rides before you eat, if you know what I mean ;)

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2. Mutiny Bay Mini Golf. Okay, so this one was pretty unexpected, but I must say the entry way looked like something out of Spain or the Caribbean. 

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3. Ocean Bay Club Condominium.  The entry way here to the beach is too cute and totally worthy of a photo op! You can always find me under the palms, plus it matched my Veeshee tote! 

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4.  Pier 14 Restaurant & Bar.  What's better than a restaurant with a boardwalk and & bar over the water!? And I must say the bar area right before the boardwalk is super cute and has a great view of the ferris wheel! Plus there is even live music! 

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5. Parked Golf Carts. No seriously, haha! They are the go-to transportation to the beach and this one happened to be very cute and parked beneath a palm tree! I stumbled upon it on the side of Ocean Bay Condos, a lot park there so your odds of snagging a quick pic on one of these babies  are pretty good! 

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6. Native Joes Ice Scoop & Grind .  How cute is their decor and sign!? I'm obsessed, plus the ice cream is delicious.  I got the chocolate chip and it was mmm mmm good! (Ps- they also have coffee, for all of you coffee lovers out there!) Ice cream is a must when at the beach and I've never seen a photo of ice cream I didn't like, have you?? ;)

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7. Market Common. Where you can shop, dine & live! Look how cute these colorful houses are! Definitely stop by and snap a quick pic! 

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