Jockey’s Ridge State Park is the largest state park in the North Carolina state park system and is situated in beautiful Nags Head, North Carolina, a city that is part of the greater Outer Banks… More
The decision to stop blogging has been a tough one but one that I’ve thought over carefully. While I’ve enjoyed sharing my travels with my audience over the past 22 months, it’s really changed how I travel and the amount of time I have free to focus on other things like my family, my day job, and my health. Continue reading “The End of Noelle Across The Pond”
As someone who tends to do well with following through on doing things once I’ve verbalized them (or written them for anyone on the internet to read!), my travel goals each year are important for me to accomplish. In 2017, I made it to every destination on my list sans Austria, so I’m setting the bar high for myself in 2018 as well. Continue reading “Noelle Across The Pond in 2018”
Marietta, Ohio is the kind of place that once you’ve been, you’ll wonder why you didn’t make it there sooner. Named as one of “Ohio’s Best Hometowns” by Ohio Magazine, Marietta is the kind of place where you come for the charm but stay for the community. Continue reading “Small City Charm in Marietta, Ohio”
As was October, November was filled with travel: two trips to California and a road trip to Ohio – although strangely the month didn’t feel that busy. It seems that its only taken four trips to California in the past few months for me to start getting over jet lag of traveling west (and not getting it at all when I return east!). I also hit another “travel to-do” of visiting my 26th state, Ohio! Not knowing what to expect with a trip to Ohio, it was a pleasant surprise to find the town of Marietta, where my family and I visited, to be a vibrant place and that there was plenty to do, even in winter. It also rekindled my enjoyment of road trips, as we passed through areas of Maryland and West Virginia that I hadn’t previously driven through.
Continue reading “Noelle’s Monthly Recap: November 2017”
Never having been to the state of Ohio before, it became one of my goals this year to cross the state off my traveled list. The town of Marietta, Ohio came under my radar because of its historical past as the first permanent settlement in the Northwest Terrority and its waterfront location along the Ohio River. In modern days, Marietta has a charming downtown filled with shops, cafes, and restaurants. And thus, with a destination in mind, arrangements were made with the boutique Hackett Hotel for a stay over a long weekend. Here is my experience at the hotel.
Continue reading “Historic Charm at The Hackett Hotel in Marietta, Ohio”