A Kentucky Christmas

This week I’m in my hometown of Lexington, Kentucky for Christmas.  While I never used to think of Kentucky as much of a travel destination, I’ve recently been hearing of an increasing number of travelers frequenting the area, be it as a full vacation or as part of a Southern road trip.  So, for once, I can speak as a true local and tell you what’s best to do and see in Kentucky because really there’s A LOT.

Here’s my top 10 for Kentucky (and as a local, I obviously know everything):

1. A Day at the Races — Every April and October, Keeneland Racetrack opens for the horse races, and it really represents Kentucky at its finest.  From the clubhouse to the grounds, Keeneland is absolutely beautiful and worth a trip if you’re around in either month.

Keeneland Racetrack

Keeneland Racetrack

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It’s not just Politics in Washington D.C.

This weekend, I took the ever-so-glamorous bus from New York City to Washington DC to visit my favorite bride-to-be / my college bestie and her soon-to-be hubbie. Not only was I dying to catch up with them on their wedding plans, it was also my first time getting to know the DC area.

First, a note on my stylin’ ride — Vamoose buses — I was really impressed! Bus travel is not usually ideal (or even all that safe) in America.  The Vamoose bus is swiftly changing this reputation though.  With clean, comfortable buses fully equipped with WiFi, plugs for your chargers, and a completely acceptable bathroom, I highly recommend this $60 round-trip bus trip to anyone looking to explore these two cities or any of the other of the Northeast destinations that Vamoose travels to (Maryland, anyone?).

Vamoose Bus

Vamoose Bus

My lovely hosts live in a town called Arlington just over the bridge from DC in Virginia.  I was told it’s a similar set up to Hoboken and Manhattan (nearby, good as it’s own stand alone town but a quick commute into the hustle and bustle with lower rent prices to boot).

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