To Travel And Beyond

The To Travel And Beyond Destinations Page

To Travel And Beyond

I have been curating travel posts for over a year now, in hopes to bring the To Travel and Beyond readers an extensive list of resources for their travel destinations. The day has finally arrived and I’m so excited to be sharing the TTAB Destinations page with everyone today! As I move towards more travel posts and really sharing my passion for seeing, the world, I wanted to be able to encourage others to do the same.

While I have big dreams for this page, it is currently a collection of previous posts, narrowed down by location. Some things that I would like to add in the future are separate pages for each location full of resources, but most of all they will be easier to navigate rather than seeing a list of blog posts. These things are all a work in progress, but I am hoping to slowly roll out changes over the next few months.

To Travel And Beyond

As I mentioned in my post announcing this page, I love being able to show people that they can travel if they really want too. We are not made of money, in fact we are far from it, but we have made traveling a priority and want to continue to see as many places on this beautiful earth as we can. I know that it’s difficult with timing, budgeting, vacation days, and life in general, but traveling can happen.

I would love to encourage those that say “I wish I could go there” to actually go there. I want to celebrate as others see such magnificent places. I dream to help people travel the world any chance that they get. Even if it takes you a year to get to a place you want to see, at least you are going.

Travel can be so incredibly fulfilling, even with getting lost, long security lines, extra planning, and a few disappointments, it will be worth it.

To Travel And Beyond

So here I am today, announcing the To Travel and Beyond Destinations page and hoping to grow it to it’s full potential over the next several months. I hope you enjoy it!

If there is something else you would like to see, any suggestions you may have, or words of advice to make this page better, please let me know!


    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you so much, Christine! It’s easy to think that traveling is hard, or expensive, or just generally unattainable, but really if you plan it it’s not. Maybe you can visit us in Baltimore next 🙂

  • Annie

    This is so awesome, Macy! Your Destinations page looks so clean and professional! I know that you have truly inspired me to make that “I want to go there” a reality. I mean, you are the one who showed me weekend trips are totally possible even with a work schedule. We have weekend trips planned all this summer because of you so THANK YOU!

    • Macy Volpe

      Hearing you say that makes me SO happy and truly brings tears to my eyes. I am so excited that you took a weekend trip last weekend and I’m so excited to hear about it. We have drove through Richmond so many times but never took the time to stop and explore.

  • Emelia @ Dream Big & Buy the S

    SO amazing Macy! There are so many places on our list that Chuck and I want to see and we have said that no matter what…we will figure a way to get there. It can be tough having full custody of Ethan, work schedules and trying to save money…but I feel that seeing the world is so important. Huge Congratulations on your new page…it’s awesome!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Emelia!! Traveling is really important and it can be life changing depending on how you look at it. Each person needs different things and I feel like I need travel. Most of the time when I am overwhelmed, it’s really nice to know I have a trip coming up that I can be excited about. I hope you Chuck, and Ethan are able to figure out some places to go with the two of you and the three of you!

    • Macy Volpe

      Thank you, Ashley!! It definitely does take a lot of planning, but it is so worth it and I wouldn’t have it any other way. We have to sacrifice on other things, but right now traveling is key.

  • Lindsay

    Where in Maine are you headed? I lived in Maine 3 months a year until I was 17, so I’d be happy to share with you lots of great destinations (and activities on a budget), food recommendations, etc. Can’t wait to hear more.

    • Macy Volpe

      We’re staying in Portland! You have lived all over! I would love recommendations- we will be in Portland for 2 days. I haven’t been this excited for a trip since our honeymoon, I have heard so many wonderful things.

      • Lindsay

        Sorry its taken me a while to get back. Crazy week.

        Eve’s at the Garden (its tucked away in the Portland Harbor Hotel), but they have a killer brunch and the atmosphere is really cute in their outdoor space. Inside its more of a romantic vibe with a fireplace and white table cloths, but its a great place to get a swanky cocktail before heading out to some of the more hip places in town.
        Portland Lobster Company- great Maine seafood, but kind of a touristy experience.
        My favorite is a little hole in the wall, authentic Maine bar/lunch spot–The Porthole Restaurant & Pub.
        Fore Street is a great restaurant if you’re a foodie and like to try all kinds of strange seafood. Put butter on everything and you’ll be a happy camper.
        Honestly, with food, you can’t go wrong– fresh lobster is everywhere. They don’t have any old bay, though, so bring some with you if you want to spice up your lobster a little 🙂

        Congress Street- basically the cutest shops in downtown.
        Casco Bay has awesome kayak/paddleboard tours. Sunsets are amazing here.
        Willard Beach- a beautiful, typical, rocky Maine coastline beach.C
        Cape Elizabeth- beautiful nature spaces.
        If you want to rent some bikes, theres a beautiful park/loop around Back Cove Trail just down the hill from the downtown area. There are also bike tours, but I don’t know much about them.

        The Maine Brew Bus– wine/beer tours and you don’t even have to drive 🙂
        Maine Craft Distillery- if you like whiskey…
        Maine Mead Works- a short tour/tasting, but well worth it. Fun and different drinking experience.
        Shipyard- the BEST brewing company in Maine. Porthole serves all their beer, but this is a great place and they do free tastings.

        If you’re interested in taking a 3 hour drive north to Greenville, you’ll come across the cutest town (where I lived), and you can take seaplane rides, rent boats, enjoy the total quaintness that is Maine, go Moose touring, rideback horses, and take a cruise on the oldest steamboat in the state (

  • Megan

    SO SO SO excited for you and the creation of the this new page! You have been cranking out really strong travel posts and I’ve loved reading every single one! I can’t wait to dig into the page more while I’m home 🙂

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