It is summer time so I am constantly dreaming of escape. I think there is nothing better than hitting the open road on a summer day with a destination on your mind (and candy in your passenger seat). I love having a vacation to look forward to–it makes getting through rough work days and life misadventures a little easier. Before I went to Mexico with Jamie, her boyfriend and her boyfriend’s sister, my younger brother Kyle and his girlfriend, that was all I could think about. Mexico. Sun. Beach. Tropical drinks. As of late, I have my eye on Europe. It has been a few years since I have been there so I have this constant desperation to get back there. A little closer to home, I discovered the Grove Park Inn in Asheville while searching online and now I want to go (not only because F. Scott Fitzgerald stayed there…their bar menus look pretty fantastic too! Booze + literary visitors = sign me up!). I think a little mini-vacation there would be much deserved. The question is: how do I get them to put me in Fitzgerald’s old room? What places are you dreaming of? Do you like road trips or flying? I am more of a road trip girl since flying freaks me out. The only way I can do it nowadays is by drinking Bloody Mary’s on the plane. Multiple Bloody Mary’s.