(Image: https://abraskitchen.com/wp-content/uploads/Gluten-Free-Chocolate-Chip-Banana-Bread-5.jpg)This Summer has been full of margaritas, travel, baseball, and SO MUCH FOOD. I've felt so blessed to be able to take so many weekend trips among my long work weeks. The photos below capture a number of the moments of several journeys to Miami, North & SC. You can even check out my Trip Consultant profile to look at a number of the places I've stayed. I need to progress about looking at the restaurants I've consumed at. That's on my to accomplish list next! I REALLY LIKE margaritas. They are hands down the best beverage and what better spot to appreciate them then gorgeous, sunny Miami?! I used to be in Miami for a trip towards the BlogHer food conference wayyy back May. Our trip was in fact diverted to Fort Myers for a few hours to due a tornado AT THE MIAMI AIRPORT. Every thing ended up being great, but we were kept on the runway for hours! I remember departing Minneapolis around 10am and not arriving in Miami until 9pm. Thus, a margarita was required. Next up! The FOOD. Miami is known because of their amazing food and I had not been disappointed. I took full advantage of experiencing everything Hispanic inspired including big dishes of guac, plantain chips, and AMAZING Grain. Surprisingly I worked out everyday during my trip. The downtown Hilton Miami experienced a nice workout middle and we walked nearly just about everywhere we went, as well! This was a little appetizer selection from a party with Stitch Fix ! We munched on mushroom bruschetta, wines, mozzarella cheese, and amazing bacon covered fig. AGAIN, so much food. Here was the view from my hotel room. It was very humid outside, but everything I loved. Meet my consuming partner in crime, Maegan ! We literally ate everything we could in Miami, buying a little bit at every bakery and restaurant we went. One evening we made a decision to walk from downtown to South Beach to consume dinner at among Jose Andres' restaurants. I think it was around three miles along with a little bit scary, but we needed the exercise! After all just take a glance at what we were eating… Sticky buns. Coconut Cake Shakes. Cookies. OH MY. I think the best was most likely the coconut wedding cake shake. It had been certainly delicious and I loved the raspberry that came with it. Then there have been these AMAZING cookies that Meagan simply had to get and of course, I had developed to take a handful of bites. The one with coconut, pecans and delicious chocolate was absolutely fabulous. But I literally had to stop after two bites. I just couldn't eat anymore. Following a few fun days in Miami, I jetsetted to NEW YORK for a brief weekend with Tony. Even better than all of the food on earth. I love having the ability to see him pitch. It actually keeps me thinking about baseball. He actually got moved up to a new group this week, which is very thrilling! I'm so proud of him. Of course following a short visit to see him, it's back on another airline flight within the wee hours of Monday morning so I could possibly get back to my regular job. I wasn't back in Minneapolis for an excessive amount of longer before I had formed another trip planned back again. That one was an actual vacation! Tony and I planned a trip to Myrtle Seaside, South Carolina. I had never been to South Carolina, but I was SO excited to lay around the beach and just relax. Ps. if you're ever at the Minneapolis airport, consume at French Meadow! Their organic breakfasts are AMAZING. Tony picked me personally up through the Charlotte airport terminal and we drove roughly 3 hours to Myrtle Seaside. We stayed at a hotel near Broadway, a location where all of the nightlife was. It was an excellent 20 minute walk to the seaside, but I really like walking therefore i didn't mind. After we arrived, it was glorious. The beach was gorgeous with smooth, warm sand along with a salty ocean breeze. Just what I needed. We spent the majority of our days enjoying cocktails and going swimming. Myrtle Beach really doesn't have that great of meals, so I wasn't that impressed with the restaurants. We just were happy to have the ability to forget about football and work for a little bit. Sometimes you merely need a small travel to reveal, you know? At night, we went out with one of Tony's teammates who also happened to be in Myrtle Seaside along with his girlfriend. Each night we stayed out late and danced the night away. If you're in Myrtle Beach, you might check out the ferris wheel overlooking the sea. I didn't get a chance to accomplish it, but think it would have been fun! I wish I used to be back in that ideal weather at this time. After our trip to Myrtle, we drove back to North Carolina where I proceeded to BAKE ALL THE COOKIES. Because that's just what I do. I also surely got to see Tony pitch on the 4th of July. And watched him eat a significant amount of food. We planned a time evening in because we were sick of extra cash and because we like cooking together; it's fun to flavor test, drink wines and disagree on how things ought to be made. I really wanted to make The Pioneer Woman's Baked Ziti , but with a wholesome makeover. I literally think it's one of the better italian foods I've ever made myself and recommend it. Here is it entering the oven. I have no idea why my muscle tissue look so jacked, but I'll consider it. The finished dish was amazing. We combined it using a aspect salad and garlic almond flour banana oat bread. I sensed good about running 5 miles that day. Cause the very next day I ate two of these cookies AND THEY WERE GLORIOUS. Then I got back on another aircraft to Minneapolis. I am hoping you enjoyed a few of my travel escapades. Make sure to follow me on Instagram for more travel fun. xo!