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Farm to Table Tour in Charleston SC Historic District: Best Food Tour in Charleston?

Farm to Table Tour in Charleston SC Historic District: Best Food Tour in Charleston? | CosmosMariners.com

As a native of Charleston, South Carolina, there's not much that I haven't had the chance to experience. But, every once in a while, I stumble upon a new and exciting way to explore my hometown.

Recently, I had the opportunity to take a farm to table tour in Charleston, and I came away with a new appreciation for the delicious food that this region offers and the talented people who make those meals happen at every step.

5-Star Hotels in Las Vegas for Only $50?! Hello, Hotwire Million Dollar Sale!

5-Star Hotels in Las Vegas for Only $50?! Hello, Hotwire Million Dollar Sale! | CosmosMariners.com


On our massive Western U.S. road trip this summer (#wildwestmariners), we spent a mere day in Las Vegas. While we tried to pack in as much as we could, the few hours we were there before heading off to the Grand Canyon and lands beyond just weren't enough.

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA

The Ultimate List of Fun Things to Do in Macon, GA | CosmosMariners.com


On your next trip to the South, skip the big cities like Atlanta and Orlando, and head to Macon, Georgia, instead. With a rich past, a surprising musical history, and gorgeous outdoor activities, Macon mixes the small town charm of the South with modern cuisine and tours.

Here are my favorite fun things to do in Macon, GA, arranged by areas of interest!

10 Instagram Perfect Places to Take Pictures in Colorado Springs

10 Instagram Perfect Places to Take Pictures in Colorado Springs | CosmosMariners.com


This post was written in partnership with the Colorado Springs CVB.

If you love history, architecture, and the beautiful outdoors, Colorado Springs has to be on your next visit to the state. Located just 70 miles south of Denver, Colorado Springs has everything from historic hotels to unique geological formations to castles (that’s right: a castle in Colorado!). So, grab your camera and lens, pack your favorite clothes, and head to these 10 gorgeous places to take pictures in Colorado Springs.

Best Kid Friendly Things to Do in Denver

Best Kid Friendly Things to Do in Denver | CosmosMariners.com


This post was written in collaboration with Expedia.com

On our road trip from Las Vegas to Denver this year, we wanted to make each day as fun for our kids as possible. After all, if we were going to make 2 little kids get in the car every day, we wanted the destination to be worth the trouble.

As we hiked, explored, and camped our way towards Denver, we hoped that it would be filled with family fun like the rest of our trip. It did not disappoint! These are our favorite kid friendly things to do in Denver, so pack some snacks and get ready to go. I bet your kids--like my preschooler--will be begging to go back as soon as you get home.

6 Quirky Museums in Taipei

 6 Quirky Museums in Taipei  | CosmosMariners.com

This post was sponsored by the Taiwan Tourism Bureau. As always, my opinions are my own. 

With both Chinese, Japanese, and aboriginal roots, Taiwan has a deep culture that is reflected in it's modern day diversity. Considered a global city and known for its grown food scene, Taipei is Taiwan's capital city and the political and economic heart of the country. 

If you're a first time visitor to this fast-paced city, exploring the museums in Taipei are an excellent way to deepen your knowledge of the city's history and learn more about the Taiwanese culture. 

Monthly Blogging Goals: September 2017

Monthly Blogging Goals: September 2017 | CosmosMariners.com

Woe is me.

The late summer blogging slump is still hitting me hard, as my pageviews in August were down a full 50% from what they were in spring. When I realized that, I started to panic hard and have basically had a seriously stressful last 4 weeks. I've been in this point before, and the pageviews have always managed to come back eventually. That, and not my monthly blogging goals, have really been my focus over the last four weeks.

Still, working day in and day out while your pageviews dip lower and lower is seriously disheartening. Now that my older child is in school 5 days a week, I have put in multiple 12 hours days each week, working from 7:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m., and then again from 8:00 p.m. until midnight (or later). And yet, even with all of that work, my pageviews remain stubbornly stuck.