When I started blogging it was a way to keep myself motivated.  I had just graduated college, living in a terrible apartment, with no job and nothing to fill up my days. I was feeling a little disheartened every morning when all I had to do was watch TV.  Now there are some days when I lock my apartment door to head off to work, and all I want to do is run back inside, grab my big orange blanket and Einstein, to curl up and watch Grey's Anatomy all day.

Creating Thirsty World Designs was one thing that helped motivate me to get out of bed and back on track, because in order to have a blog, you have to have something to blog about.  So I got back to creating, and traveling, and baking, and going to events, and trying new restaurants, and well you get the idea.

Now I've finally reached my one year blogging mark. However while I use labels like there's no tomorrow to create a detailed table of contents, we forget to look back on the thing's we've experienced.

So I've decided to compile a list, that I can certainly continue adding to, of all the amazing places, spectacular events, and tasty restaurants I've had the privilege of going to. While I can't re-list every great blog post, here are a few vibrant places I can share with you.

North Carolina
Concord (My Hometown)
Places to Go:
Downtown Concord
Frank Liske Park
Henkelite Cemetery ((Mount Pleasant, NC))

Places to Go:
Greensboro Science Center (formerly the Natural Science Center)
Greensboro Arboretum
Piedmont Triad Farmer's Market
Central Carolina Fair
Restaurants & Bars:
Corner Bar
Maxie B's Bakery
Table 16
Festival of Lights ((Christmas))
Badin Lake
Badin Lake
Lexington BBQ Festival
Old Salem Museum & Gardens

Western NC Mountain Towns
Banner Elk
Blowing Rock
The Blowing Rock
Grandfather Mountain

New York
Places to Go:
Brooklyn Heights River Citywalk

South Carolina
Coastal Carolina
Garden City
Garden City Beach

Shenandoah Valley
New Market Area

Washington D.C.
Places to Go:


  1. I love this!
    A great way to document your travels.
    I am from NC and went to undergrad in Gboro and grad school in Winston Salem. I now reside in the DC metro.

    Visiting you from the Epic Mom blog hop!


  2. This is really awesome!!

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  3. This is such a great idea! I definitely need to keep better tabs on all the places I've been! I think it would be too hard to list out and blog all the places I've been retroactively, but going forward, this is definitely something I could get into! :)

    Thanks for the inspiration! And thanks for finding my blog! I'm so happy you've led me to yours!



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