A Hidden Waterfall Adventure

A Hidden Waterfall Adventure

This place has been on my bucket list for a while now. We finally got our kayaks out and en route to this beautiful hidden waterfall tucked back into the cliffs and lake of Grayson, Kentucky.

Our kayaks have been our best purchase of the summer, by far. Without them, we would’ve never been able to see this amazing surprise.

We use these Pelican kayaks here, nothing fancy.

We drove to this tiny place called Clifty Creek Boat Ramp to put our kayaks into the channel of Grayson Lake. I had never seen so many kayaks in a lake before and everyone had one thing they were looking for: the hidden waterfall. If you go, there will probably be someone kayaking to the same spot and they’ll be sure to help you find it. It is about a 2 mile paddle from the boat ramp so get your arms prepared.  But it’s so worth it!


Start by going right from the ramp. Along the way you’ll be surrounded by beautiful rock cliffs, greenery, and areas to stop and take a swim. Follow the channel for about 2 miles until you come to a split, then turn left. It will look as if nothing is behind the rocks and trees, but you’ll be in for a treat. You’ll maneuver through tight quarters between rocks until you finally make it back to the falls.


Grab your yak and go!

 

Tessa B

Gingham Jumpsuit

Gingham Jumpsuit

Sending all the gingham vibes from the white sands of Gulf Shores, AL! Our first day here was nothing short of perfect. We spent all day on the beach and then headed out to dinner at the Tin Top Restaurant & Oyster Bar. The food was amazing!

I wore this lovely gingham jumpsuit and it’s basically my new favorite. I’ve linked this exact look along with some other gingham jumpsuits I love below, so it’s easy to click and shop!

If you have any Gulf Shores recommendations please comment below!

Best,

 

Tessa B

Hiking the Red River Gorge

Hiking the Red River Gorge

If you’re looking for something to do in the hills of Kentucky this summer, look no further than the Red River Gorge. You may have heard of Natural Bridge, one of the most popular sights in the Gorge, but there’s so much more than that. The area holds some of the most beautiful greenery, rocks, waterfalls, cliffs and trails you could ever see. Not to mention, it has underground kayaking, guided rock climbing, and camping for the adventure seekers. People from all around the world come to visit and camp in the vast area known as the Gorge and I’m lucky enough to live within 30 minutes of it.

I’ve been going to the Gorge since I was young, but it wasn’t until recently that I actually started exploring all the different trails. Thanks to Tad, my trail guide and exploring partner, we’ve visited a majority of the marked trails and seen some of the most amazing views and rock structures. It’s crazy to think that all of this is hidden beneath (or above) the trees.

I am in no way one of those professional hikers who can hike 30 miles a day with a pack on their back. I just enjoy getting out in the wilderness and being active for a day, and getting to see some pretty cool nature is a plus. It’s not just a place for die-hard hikers, rock climbers, and campers, anyone can go and be amazed.

This past weekend we hit the trails early to get a full day of hiking in. If you’re trying to hike a few trails, you’ll need to start as early as possible because some of the trails can be longer than 2 miles. We wanted to find a couple of places that we had seen online and never been before, Copperas Creek Falls and Double Arch were on our list. Copperas Creek Falls is one of those hidden gems on an unmarked trail, so you can imagine us trying to find this place. I’m pretty sure we hiked the wrong trail for about 3 miles and unfortunately never found the Falls. (if you have any insight please comment below!). After finally making our way back through what looked like a jungle (literally) it was lunch time.

One of the main reasons I love going is because of the good eats. It only has a few places to eat, but Red River Rockhouse and Miguel’s are really all you need. The Rockhouse has the best burgers, burritos, tacos, guac, and sweet potato fries. You MUST try their cookies and carrot cake too, I can never say no. I promise you will not be disappointed. Miguel’s is the more well-known place to eat, known for its all natural ingredient pizza. It’s for sure my favorite pizza ever. Again, you won’t be disappointed.

Our last hike of the day was to Double Arch, which is about a 4 mile hike to the Arch. It’s located at the end of Tunnel Ridge Road in the Auxier Ridge Parking Area. It is a marked trail, so we didn’t get lost on this one. You’ll follow a gravel road for what seems like forever until you actually get to the trail, but once you get to the Arch the long hike is worth it. At the end of the day, I’m sad to leave. I’m seeing a camping trip in the near future!

Some other trails worth noting if you’re looking to go soon: Half Moon (unmarked), Gray’s Arch, Whittleton Arch, Princess Arch, Indian Staircase (unmarked), just to name a few of my favorites.

I’ve linked my outfit deets and some other hiking favorites below 🙂

What’s some of your favorite places to explore? I would love to hear in the comments below!

Best,

Tessa B

 

First Post: Long Weekend in Nashville

First Post: Long Weekend in Nashville

If you’ve never been to Nashville, I suggest you plan a trip ASAP. It’s definitely one of my favorite cities, so any chance I get to go I go! There’s so many places to eat, drink, explore, you name it. You honestly have to spend more than a few days to experience all the good stuff. My boyfriend and I got tickets to see Tom Petty and decided to make a long weekend trip out of it. It was as expected, amazing! Food, drinks, and live music: what more could you ask for? Check out what we did and what I wore. I’ve linked my pieces and some similar items at the bottom so it’s easy to click and shop 🙂

For starters, Nashville’s brunch scene is unlike any other. One of my favorites is The Sutler, a rustic vibe with the BEST food and bottomless mimosas (MY FAV). It was cold and rainy over the weekend, so I dressed for warmth and comfort, layering was key. I wore my favorite hat & Levi jacket, a striped tee, and a bandana around the neck to finish off the look.

Then we took on the night life of the city. Some of our favorite spots are Tootsies, Acme, Honky Tonk Central, and Bourbon Street Blues & Boogie Bar. I wore my favorite hat Levi jacket, army green shirt, striped tee, black distressed jeans and booties. I also wore my favorite Gap sweater and cargo jacket.

The wall murals of Nashville are every bloggers dream. I found a few that were too cool to pass up! Pics below.

Last, but certainly not least, the Tom Petty concert was the best I’ve ever been to! He’s a legend in my book. I’m a sucker for oldies music, so this topped the trip off perfectly. I wore my favorite Tom Petty tee, jean shorts, and sandals.

That wraps up our trip!

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Best,

Tessa B

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