A Nashville + Kentucky Labor Day Getaway

**I apologize that I have not posted anything in a while, but now I am back! I will be posting at least twice a month.**

I wanted to tell you all about our trip a few months ago to Nashville & Kentucky. J and I usually find a place to visit over Labor Day weekend close to Kansas City. Last year, we did a weekend trip to Omaha. This year, J had a few extra vacation days, giving us the chance to go somewhere farther away. After much back-and-forth about where to go, we settled on two places: Nashville, TN and Mammoth Cave, KY. Our goal was to find a place to hike and camp since I had never been camping  Luckily for us, Mammoth cave is only an hour from Nashville, so we were able to have the best of both worlds for a few days!

If you’re looking for a getaway that combines delicious food, cave exploration, and a great music scene, then take a glance at our 4 (and half)-day Itinerary.

A few transportation notes: We flew into Nashville, rented a car, drove to Mammoth Cave, and then flew back out of Nashville.

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Day 1: Nashville

Day 2: Nashville

Day 3: Mammoth Cave

  • Breakfast: Granola bars in the car on the way to Mammoth Cave
  • Explore: Grand Avenue Tour of Mammoth Cave—Purchase tour tickets a few weeks ahead of time.
  • Lunch: Sandwiches at our Mammoth Cave campsite
  • Hiking: Many paths available for hiking
  • Explore: Star Chamber Tour of Mammoth Cave
  • Dinner: Hotdogs and s’mores by the fire

Day 4: Mammoth Cave & Bowling Green, KY

Day 5: Nashville, TN to KC

Have you ever been to Nashville or Mammoth Cave? Let me know your favorite places in the comments!

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Four Days in New Orleans: A Brief Itinerary for the 20-Something Traveler

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I went to New Orleans for the first time this year and had a blast! The food, the drinks, the music—all made for a great vacation. I spent a ridiculous amount of time stalking lists and articles and every Pinterest pin under the sun to make sure J and I saw everything, ate everything, and of course, drank every flavor of Daiquiri on the planet. Looking back, I would give myself this piece of advice for NOLA: Relax, eat great food, and listen to as much live music as possible. If you’re planning a New Orleans adventure, feel free to pick and choose from my four-day itinerary. Let me know your thoughts in the comments!

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