A Taste of Kentucky at Patti’s 1880s Settlement

Patti’s is more than just a restaurant. It’s an experience. Located in Grand Rivers, Kentucky, just outside of national recreation area Land Between the Lakes, Patti’s is well-loved by locals and travelers alike. It’s a big place but the dining area is split up into smaller, more intimate spaces, each with their own decor and…

Louisville Brunch at Wild Eggs

Enjoying a weekend in Louisville, my friends (who had recently moved there) asked me where we should try for brunch. I had heard about Wild Eggs, but hadn’t had the chance to experience it yet, so we decided to give it a shot. Since we went at 10 a.m. on a Saturday morning, I expected…

TBT | Surf Dreams on the Black Sea

It’s a rainy, cold January right now. The perfect time to close my eyes and remember the sound of the waves crashing against beaches on the northern coast of Turkey. There, in the little town of Kerpe, is the Danube Surfhouse and Academy. A combination of hostel, hotel, and casual hangout, Danube is a fun…

Greasy Delight At Matt B’s

Murray, Kentucky is a small town kept bustling by the university bearing the same name. Murray is a place full of traditions both old and new, where the best things are often understated and not ostentatious. That’s precisely the case with Matt B’s Main Street Pizza, a pizza joint that lies across main street from…

TBT | Dining Fine at Tri Sesira

While in Serbia we caught a taxi downtown for some lunch. We landed in Skadarlija, an old bohemian neighborhood in the center of Belgrade. Tri Sesira, or “The Three Hats,” in English, caught our eye with its beautiful terrace seating and affordable menu. The menu had relatively good English translations, which is always very helpful….

Those Parcell’s Doughnuts Make Me Go Nuts

Parcell’s Bakery is possibly my favorite doughnut stop in the entire world. Located in Draffenville, Kentucky just a few miles from I-24, it’s a great place to drop in and grab some delicious and local flavor. The doughnuts are made fresh every morning, and it’s less than $10 for a dozen. That’s including filled long-johns,…

TBT | Belgrade | A Surprising Treat

On my journey through Eastern Europe I didn’t have incredibly high expectations. My friends traveling with me had planned our stops, and in many ways I was just along for the ride. We caught a train in from Budapest, and while that trip turned out to be problematic, Belgrade was amazing. We spent the day…

Preview | Road Trippin’

It’s adventure time! Like so many blogs, this one finds itself at the intersection of personal and private life. This month I had a couple of important things to do, one in the Midwest and the other on the East Coast, so now I am making the trip across several states. Lucky for you, I…

TBT | Mix’n it up at Mixr Pizza

When I’m in Budapest, there is one place I always try to hit up: Mixr pizza. It’s a love affair that started years ago, and it never fails to deliver. Except that I always eat in. There are three locations of Mixr spread around the city. My last time there I dropped in near Heroes…

New Year, New Stuff

It’s 2017! The last few months of life have been crazy. Lots of changes, transitions, new experiences and new places. Going into the new year, I’m trying not to make a lot of plans, and as usual that isn’t working out. One thing I do want to try to do, however, is keep up with…

Race Report | Cappadocia Ultra Trail 60k

“You’re not afraid, you’re not afraid. Do not be afraid. You will not be afraid.” I supposed I should have realized when I signed up for an ultramarathon in the mountains it might come into conflict with my fear of heights at some point. However, hours into the race with shaky legs and a fuzzy…

Race Announcement | Cappadocia Ultra

Guess what y’all? Tomorrow I’m diving off into the great blue yonder to run 60K at the Salomon Cappadocia Ultra! Now since the last time I posted about running was six months ago in April, you probably have some questions. I will now use my amazing internet telepathy powers and answer them. Wow, this race…