Growing up, my siblings and I were encouraged to explore. We always sought authentic escapes that provided us with the opportunity to expand our minds. Instead of going to all the touristy places, we explored the backroads and sought out a unique adventure. We took these trips as opportunities to live in a different manner and get in touch with our surroundings.

My father taught us that one does not have to go far to have an experience. We can find an escape, a lesson, and something new in our own backyards. His mission was to help us and others find this adventure close to home. I wish to continue this mission through my blog. Through trial and error, I look for true escapes that are worth a visit, new brands that catch the eye, and mouthwatering foods that are uniquely satisfying. An escape doesn’t have to be expensive, lavish, or far—there is always an adventure just around the corner.