Lexington KY | Best BBQ in America? | Red State BBQ

Photo Taken by @aaron_yih

Today is our last day in Lexington KY, but we have no idea if we’ll be able to leave! We received a message from United informing us that the weather may not allow us to depart. The flight from LEX to SFO is not a direct flight, and our layover is … Read More

Corbin KY and Knoxville TN | The Original KFC

The Colonel and I (pc:@just.me_cathy)

Ever heard of Kentucky Fried Chicken? Me too. It used to be my favorite fast food. And now, I’m in the colonel’s home state! I was pleased to discover that the original KFC was only an hour and a half away from Lexington KY. And once we were … Read More

Lexington KY | Keeneland, the Barn, and Foreign Food

I took a pillow to the face, repeatedly. My sister thought this would be a good way to wake me up. I was kind of glad; it was time to get up. After all, we are in Lexington KY! She had a riding lesson at 11am. The barn is 1 hour away and it was … Read More

Lexington KY | The Best Bourbon In The World

We’re heading to Lexington KY. It’s 3 am, and we’re heading to Lexington Kentucky. Can you believe it? I hardly can. All my friends curiously asked me why I’m heading to Kentucky over winter break. It’s a fair question; what is there to do in Kentucky? What is Lexington KY known for? I’m here for … Read More

homemade violins & new york pizza | day 22 | 5250 miles

july 22nd, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

Okay, so the pizza wasn’t homemade. But this is Henry, and this is a violin that he made by hand. He reads this blog, so I have to be truthful here (uh oh). As the story goes, he was frustrated by the quality and price of the kids’ … Read More

soho: greek yogurt & cappuccinos | day 19 | 4051 miles

july 19th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

“SoHo is like the artsy part of Manhattan, right?” I asked George. He looked at me incredulously. Not because of this question but because of the sentence before. I had told him that I’d never heard of Greenich Village, which apparently in his day was a much more … Read More

roots | day 17 | 3958 miles

july 17th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

In 1995 a young man and his wife moved to Fredericksburg, Virginia from their parent’s home in Foster City, California. He was getting promoted to an outside sales position for a large biotech company called Biogenics, and she was looking for an adventure away from home. They bought … Read More

roanoke & the inn at little washington | day 16 | 3750 miles

july 16th, 2015 | 3 hours ahead

We stayed in Roanoke one night to make the drive from Nashville to Virginia a little less terrible, and we found a food tour that we thought would give us a feel for the town. This was the starting point of the 7 meal tour. A beautiful historic … Read More

bar hopping the country music capital | day 15 | 3589 miles

july 15th, 2015 | 2 hours ahead

When people would ask me “What kind of music I listened to,” I used to always answer, “anything except country music.” I was astonished to find that a lot of people could sympathize with that sentiment; it seemed as though country music was the universally hated genre of

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of artists & food | day 9 | 1397 miles

july 9th, 2015 | 1 hour ahead

​“full stomach and warm heart?”

she asked my grandpa in a delightfully spanish accent. Baffled that anyone could mistake him for a spanish speaking fellow, he laughed and said “I don’t speak any spanish at all. What does that mean?” She translated, “full stomach and warm heart?” And

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