Marriott Ranch in Hume, Virginia

Marriott Ranch

by Josh Johnson

Life’s been a little all over the place as of late. Between travel, foraying back into dating, and everything in between I’m staying busy. Which is something that I’m definitely not complaining about. But after a few busy couple of weeks a trip to the Marriott Ranch was just what the doctor ordered.  After spending a few days on this gorgeous property with the Fairfield by Marriott team I fell in love with the countryside all over again. From spending the mornings watching the sunrise to eating our dinners and lunches on the lawn this trip will go down as one of my all time favorites.  Not to mention the crew I was on site with were easily some of the best folks I’ve got to travel with. We stayed up late, drank a lot of wine, laughed until our stomachs hurt, and made s’mores. In other words, the trip was a blast from start to finish. Because after all, good travel buds make everything better.  We were on site for the unveiling of the new look for Fairfield by Marriott, and since the ranch inspired the brand it was only fitting to unveil their new look here. After a…

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Dr Pepper BBQ Pork Sliders

Dr Pepper BBQ Sliders

Disclosure: This post is brought to you by Dollar General, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. I don’t know about y’all, but the weather lately has NOT been my cup of tea. When this time of year rolls around I’m ready for cooler temps, flannel shirts, and warm, hearty foods. Not to mention the ability to spend time outdoors without breaking a sweat. For activities like farmers markets, street festivals, and of course, tailgating. While I’m not the biggest sports fan out there the vast majority of my friends are, meaning I’m typically along for the ride. Because when food is involved you can bet your bottom dollar that I’ll be close behind – especially when foods like sliders are on the menu. Feel me? Good. Then you’re in luck.  My momma raised me right, meaning that I don’t show up to any function without something in hand. Something my friends both love and hate me for. See I’m one of the few friends in my group that actually knows their way around the kitchen. Oddly enough, I’m also one of the few guys in the group. Guess that’s what happens when you spend the majority…

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Casual Fall Fashion with Rockport and Zappos

Back in Black

Sponsored by Zappos The last few weeks have been total whirlwinds but in the best ways possible. I’m traveling quite a bit here lately, and I couldn’t be happier about it! Especially now that the weather is officially cooling down, and I’m able to enjoy the great outdoors once again. It’s no secret that this time of year is my favorite, so it’s no surprise that I’ve been doing a bit of shopping. Zappos has quickly become a favorite of mine lately and for good reason.  Their shipping is insanely fast, as in I order something, and it’s typically out by myself by the next day. Making it the perfect place to shop before heading out on a trip or even getting it delivered to my hotel. Anything to save on having to actual pack, right? Not to mention they’ve got free shipping AND a 365-day return policy. Meaning even with a busy schedule like mine returning pieces that don’t go as planned is a breeze.  My latest haul from Zappos included these Marshall Chukka boots from Rockport. And I’ve got a feeling they’ll be on heavy repeat in the months to come. They’re perfect for dressing up any look,…

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How to Recreate a Hotel Bathroom at Home

How to Have a Hotel Worthy Bathroom At Home

Disclosure: I’m participating in the #HygroCotton campaign with my friends at Carusele, but as always, all thoughts and opinions are my own. If you follow along on Instagram you’ve no doubt are seeing that I’m spending quite a bit of time on the road lately. It’s hands down the best part about this job, and on my latest trip I noticed something. I easily spend an extra 10-15 minutes in the bathroom in hotels than I do at home. Why? Well, they’re always a relaxing and inviting space. At home though? Not so much. So today I’m sharing a few practical ways to have a hotel worthy bathroom at home. Because at the end of the day we all deserve a place that we look forward to relaxing in all the time, not just on vacation. Invest in Quality Towels  It should come as no surprise that investing in quality towels would be at the top of this list. Think about your favorite hotel’s towels. They’re almost always white, lint free, and super plush. All the things that your towels at home should be as well. I recently picked up some new HygroCotton® when I was out shopping, and I’m…

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Fall Staples at Zappos.com

Fall Staples

Sponsored by Zappos. Y’all, it’s officially fall! Also known as my favorite time of the year. Even though the weather may not feel like it at the moment. But as the weather continues to cool down the first the things I reach for in my closet are jeans and flannels. It’s essentially my tried and true fall outfit of choice. Because as much as I love shorts I’m more than happy to break out my AG Adriano Goldschmied jeans once the weather officially cools down. Recently I stocked up on some new gear from Zappos just in time in the cooler weather that’s to come, including these new jeans. And it’s safe to say that I’m looking forward to tackling the coming season in these guys. They’re the perfect wash to wear with just about everything from flannels, like today, to something a little dressier. And this new t-shirt from AG Adriano Goldschmied will be the perfect layering piece for under all my favorite shirts this fall. Now what are you waiting for? Make your way over to Zappos.com to start shopping and get ready for the cooler weather that’s headed your way soon.

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