"Travel is more than the seeing of sights; it is a change that goes on, deep and permanent, in the ideas of living." -- Miriam Beard
But reality is, life gets in the way, and sometimes you can only dream about when you'll get around to that special destination.
I made a decision when I started blogging to channel that "need to explore great destinations and be somewhere different" into exploring new local, closer destinations. Whether it's a new coffee shop, brewery, or restaurant, a new exhibit at the local museum or a fun festival downtown, there's always somewhere new to be that can take you away from the routine of our every day lives, even if it's just for a few minutes. I chose to try and capture a little of that whenever I can mixed in with my reality of work, kids, schedules and chores! We often get out around Raleigh to see what's new and revisit old favorites.
I think we are lucky to live in a city like Raleigh that is growing and evolving every day, yet still easy to access with plenty to do, spend time with friends and family and make some fabulous memories.
|Museum of Natural Sciences on Jones Street|
|Exploring our newest downtown coffee shop.|
|Stunning SPARKcon street art in downtown Raleigh last weekend|
|CircusSPARK performing on Fayetteville Street.|
|Attending our first restaurant/brewery dinner collaboration this week in downtown Raleigh.|
This post is part of Instagram Travel Thursday hosted by Skimbaco Lifestyle,Child Mode, Live.Do.Grow., Luxury Travel Mom, Destination Unknown, Hines Sight Blog, and House of Anais.