Wednesday, April 11, 2018

a trip to Chattanooga (& airbnb coupon!)

we have been wanting to take a trip to just get away for a few days. away from all the stresses of grad school, the licensure exam, saving up for a house, the impending job search, and just daily life in general. and thanks to an airbnb coupon, we were able to head to Chattanooga for a few days for pretty cheap! if you are looking to book with airbnb soon, use this link to sign up and you will get $40 off your first trip!

we usually save the money we get from our tax return because we don't want to go crazy and spend it all. honestly, we usually don't get any money back, but thanks to the school tax credit we have gotten a little bit back the past two years. so, we decided to use a small portion of that to take a trip during my spring break. we won't be able to take a trip after graduation because I will be swamped with applying for jobs, and we will be saving/looking for a house. plus, once I start working it will take me a while to accrue enough vacation time and I don't want to use it right away when I do accrue it! so it made sense to go now during the calm before the storm!

we actually took this trip mid-march but I am just now getting around to posting photos and blogging about it because grad school has been crazy. plus, I was busy studying for and PASSING my licensure exam! woohoo! we wanted to go somewhere different that we had never been to together. Thomas had seen billboards for Rock City when he was in Chattanooga once before and I thought it looked really cool so we decided to head to Chattanooga for a long weekend! we stopped and explored Rock City on our way there and it was so much fun! there was a lot more to explore there than we were thinking. there were caves, a waterfall, a swinging bridge, and beautiful views.

we spent the rest of our trip exploring downtown Chattanooga, riding bikes, walking across the pedestrian bridge, eating at yummy restaurants, drinking lavender lattes, and petting the airbnb owner's resident donkey! we didn't want to spend a lot of money but we did pay to rent the bikes for 24 hours so we could ride them off and on for two days! we had great weather the entire time we were there, so we stayed outside the entire time! and besides the fact that my face was sunburned after the first day, it was such a fun trip!




what has been your most recent trip & what made it memorable?

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