Crazy in Love: Things to Do on Jekyll Island

Crazy in Love: Things to Do on Jekyll Island

I might have crossed a line. When Jekyll Island’s Facebook account commented on one of my posts, I likened myself to a giddy school girl talking about that cute guy in math class. It was meant to be as adorable as I am. But now I’m thinking I came off a bit psycho. Like single white female psycho. Like, I LOVE JEKYLL ISLAND SO MUCH I’M GOING TO KEEP IT LOCKED UP SO IT’S MINE! ALL MINE!!! Clearly, I am not making…

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Two Wheels Required: Cycling Jekyll Island

Two Wheels Required: Cycling Jekyll Island

Before we left for Jekyll Island, my husband purchased a bike rack for the car so we could take our super awesome Sun Bicycles with us. The purchase was, perhaps, the best decision of the trip. I adore the bike paths on Jekyll Island, absolutely adore them. With almost 25 miles of trails, you can cycle the perimeter of the island, through the historic district, along the beach, beside the marsh, and within the woods. The routes take you through some of the…

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Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

Jekyll Island Shrimp & Grits Festival

My husband and I have been spending the week with my parents on Jekyll Island, Georgia. I adore this place for its outdoor activities (golf, tennis, biking) as well as its unspoiled coastline. It’s difficult to find a beach that isn’t peppered by Wings, Eagles, and high-rise condos, and I was thrilled to find this one. While a solid portion of our week was spent lamenting the weather, thanks to a nor’easter that wouldn’t move off the coast, the trip was…

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We Made Our Own Zima

We Made Our Own Zima

Things got a little ridiculous during the 90s rewind with Bourbon & Bordeaux, and for some strange reason, we kept referencing Zima. Maybe because it’s the drink of our youth. Or maybe because Zima can’t be found in the States anymore (but if you’re in Japan, you’re set). Or maybe Cassia and I just felt like having some cocktails. Despite every fiber of our adult beings telling us to stay away from drinks like Zima, we decided to make the…

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At the Edge: Cliffs of Ireland

At the Edge: Cliffs of Ireland

Back to Ireland! Wait…what? You thought I was done with The Emerald Isle? Hardly. I’ve just been distracted by impromptu girls’ weekend and YouTube channels and such. But there’s still a lot of ground to cover. So here we go. Last month, there was an article floating around the interwebs about eleven places people risk their lives to visit, and number seven on the list was one of my favorite places in Ireland: the Cliffs of Moher. The article focuses on the bike…

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B&B: 90s Rewind

B&B: 90s Rewind

Since starting Bourbon & Bordeaux with Cass over at Jeans and a Tank Top, I’ve learned two things about myself: 1. I drink a lot of bourbon. 2. Apparently, I’m a hoarder of all things 1990s. For the third installment of our series, we take a trip down memory lane…or maybe we just went to the modern-day mall. Because 90s fashion is back y’all. And we’re horrified. Enjoy!

Chicken Schnitzel & Cheese Sauce

Chicken Schnitzel & Cheese Sauce

Dad called yesterday. He’s ready to go back to South Africa. Maybe he’s got the travel bug after my trip with Mom? Regardless, I started craving some South African treats and not just biltong or melktert. I was craving the ultimate comfort food: chicken schnitzel with cheese sauce, or as I like to call it, fried chicken covered in macaroni and cheese without the macaroni. And while you can get fried chicken in the States, there’s nothing quite like schnitzel…

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Game-Winning Catch

Game-Winning Catch

I am 37 years old. For at least 32 of those years, I have played some form of softball, starting with t-ball at Lyndon Recreation when I was just 4 or 5 years old. It’s a long time to play, and at this point in my life, the glory days are over, long over. I play co-ed D-league slow-pitch softball—the only step down from this league is the kickball league. And there are fewer and fewer heroic moments to be…

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Move Over Tina & Amy!

Move Over Tina & Amy!

A couple of weeks ago, I announced a new collaboration with Cassia over at Jeans and a Tank Top: our YouTube channel, Bourbon & Bordeaux. We’ve just published episode two, where we talk about how we’ve (obviously) mastered the art of the YouTube video. Take a look, and please subscribe to our channel! Warning, you may need a drink in your hand while you watch. Cheers!

Euros or Dollars?

Euros or Dollars?

You’re dying to know about the whiskey. And how my mom ended up dressed like a leprechaun (spoiler alert: whiskey was involved). Or whether or not you can blow right off the Cliffs of Moher. But first a little heads up about converting your currency while you’re abroad, specifically when using your credit card. More than likely, as you check out, you’re going to hear, “Would you like that in euros or dollars?” If you’re paying with a credit card, you…

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