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October 2016


Carolyn & Adam’s Adventure | Loch Raven & Fells Point Engagement

Baltimore, Engagements, Outdoor Adventures, Photography By October 17, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , No Comments

I recently had the pleasure of capturing engagement photos of two of my good friends, Carolyn and Adam, who are getting married next June. When chatting about spots for photos, they were hoping for a balance of some outdoors and some in the city. I was super excited when they completely trusted me to go wander in the woods to find a reservoir that none of us had ever been to. Loch Raven Reservoir was very gorgeous in early October and we already want to go back for more adventures. We then wrapped up the session with a gorgeous autumn evening in Fells Point, one of my favorite neighborhoods in Baltimore.

I first met Carolyn in middle school, as she was good friends with my sister. In college, I was lucky enough to live with Carolyn, along with a few other amazing ladies, and we have been pretty inseparable ever since. Carolyn is one of the most loyal and incredibly caring friends I have, always willing to put everyone before herself. She is upbeat, friendly, and ridiculous, needless to say time with her is never boring.

Adam and Carolyn met through some mutual friends. After months of Carolyn talking about how rugged and handsome our friend’s friend was, all they needed was a not so coincidental table assignment at a wedding for their romance to truly start. From there, there were many weekend trips back and forth between Maryland and Connecticut, with Adam eventually making Baltimore his new home with Carolyn.

While I did not know Adam previous to their relationship, I can say I’ve never seen Carolyn so happy and in love. I believe they truly complement and balance each other. You can tell they care deeply for each other by all that they do for each other and with each other, all with a great sense of humor about life. Also, I love that they are just as happy to curl up on their couch on a Saturday night with their dog, Winston, as they are up for sailing around the Caribbean (where they also got engaged, not romantic at all, right?). I have so many other details I would love to share about them here, but I need to save some details for my maid-of-honor speech!

Without further ado, enjoy some moments with Carolyn and Adam below. Happy Engagement!

Much Love,




















When in Austin, You Best Brunch

City Adventures, Destinations, Food & Drink, Travel By October 13, 2016 Tags: , , , , , , , No Comments

I’ll start off this Austin post by saying I am literally wearing a Wheaties “Breakfast of Champions” shirt while I write this. Coincidence? Absolutely. Proof of my dedication to breakfast and brunch? Without a doubt (now is the time for my husband to tell you it is a hand me down from his college days, shhhhh, don’t let him ruin this for us).

Either way, I want to share with you some of my favorite breakfast and brunch spots from one of my favorite cities, Austin. To me, brunch is one of the best meals of the day. You are bright and ready for the day (or hungover and in need of a cure) and I find that some of the best conversations happen over some sort of combination of eggs, cheese, and freshly baked goods. I loved the variety that Austin had to offer and cannot wait to try more soon.


Grilled Skirt Steak, Served Over Handcut Fries, Topped With Two Eggs & Herb Butter from Banger’s


Head over to Rainey Street for Banger’s Sunday Big Band Brunch (say that 5 times fast). Had I known my flight home that afternoon was going to be cancelled due to a blizzard in Maryland, I would have totally partook in the Manmosa, a 1 liter glass stein of champagne with a splash of orange juice. Apparently it is such a party in a glass that there is a limit of one per customer. Due to such lack of knowledge, I only consumed a Michelada from the BYOM Bar (it is like a Mexican bloody mary, but so much more).


Red Wine Braised Beef Benedict, Photo Credit: Olivia Facebook Page


My friend and college roommate, Elizabeth, is now a food blogger in the Austin area and I had to get her local take on brunch spots. She personally recommends the Biscuits and Gravy from Olivia. Don’t mind if I do.


They Don’t Lie, Torchy’s Tacos are Damn Good

Torchy’s Tacos

For a wide variety of messy tex-mex tacos with a touch of humor, head over to Torchy’s. We were lucky that our Airbnb was right down the street from one of their new locations. I personally felt like I was in good company when I was asked if I wanted a side of chips & queso… at 9AM, with my breakfast tacos. Austin, you are my kind of people. Even Obama couldn’t resist and had to stop in there earlier this year before SXSW.


Brunch So Hard at L’Oca D’Oro, Photo Credit: @atasteofkoko

L’Oca D’Oro

I also reached out to Jane, another local Austin Food Blogger and founder of A Taste of Koko, who has an appetite for good food and eye for beautiful tablescapes. She highly recommended a new spot in town, L’Oca D’Oro. They source everything locally and make everything in house. #kokoapproves


Bagel O’Clock at Rockstar Bagels

Rockstar Bagels  

Anyone who knows me well (or let’s be real, maybe even vaguely), knows that I value a good everything bagel with cream cheese. I’m still waiting for someone to tell me it’s the next superfood so I can be a little less guilty about my desire. While visiting East Austin, we wandered over to Rockstar Bagels to get my fix. They had bacon cream cheese. Nuff said.


Austin Brunches To Try Next Time

With an upcoming Austin trip on the books for November for my 30th (!) birthday, I have been keeping my list of places I still want try, including, but not limited to:

  • The Omelettry – kickin it diner style since 1978. Cheesy omelette for me. Chocolate chip pancakes for the husband. Done and done.
  • Bouldin Creek Cafe – especially delicious for those looking for vegetarian options, while creative enough for all carnivores.
  • Biscuits + Groovy – you can’t be in Austin without trying a food trailer and this is the one for breakfast.
  • Elizabeth Street Cafe – 2 reasons: Breakfast Bahn Mi and Stumptown Coffee. Yes, please.

More to come from Austin in November! In the meantime, head over to my Instagram for the ever so often snapshot of bacon, bagels, and anything brunchy.


Brunch Now, Sleep Later,



I Quit My Job, Now What?

Lifestyle, Photography, Travel By October 13, 2016 Tags: , 12 Comments

Yes, you read correctly, I have quit my full-time job and as you may have noticed, started this new blog. Hello blog post #1 of Our Endless Adventure. I have to confess, I’m super excited AND super nervous. If you were wondering how I got here and what this means for you, I invite you to keep on reading.

Obligatory Background Story

In 2008, my now husband and I put our stuff into storage and drove cross country for a month. We quickly learned that not only could our relationship survive a month living out of a 1995 Lincoln Continental that his Granddad lent us, but we also learned that we loved traveling together, discovering new places, and creating our own adventures. Since then, from Mexico and Italy to Aruba and Puerto Rico, we haven’t stopped making travel a priority in our lives.

We also haven’t stopped talking about driving across the United States again because there is so much to discover here in our own country. Every time we see an airstream trailer or a VW bus, Chris can just sense my eyes lighting up and is already saying “I know” in a loving manner before I have a chance to gush. Recently, we found ourselves in the Red Rocks of Colorado, where the idea of a 2 week drive down the coast of California next year quickly turned into many what if’s… what if it was a 1 month trip? Or… 2 months across the country? Maybe it was the local greenery speaking to me, but fuck it, maybe even 3 months? I knew I couldn’t let this idea go.

I’m not going to lie, I became a bit obsessed with this idea. Chris and I have had many conversations about this idea since Colorado. Somewhere, in between a few glasses of wine on our deck, in the minutes before drifting off to sleep, and on summer evening walks with our dog, it started to become something bigger. It became something we simply had to experience again, but differently, because 21 year old me and soon to be 30 year old me would definitely do things differently (as is with most of life). It became the inspiring force behind a major shift in my career. It became a new chapter in our lives.


Our First Cross Country Roadtrip, Circa 2008

But Why?

What was driving this desire, this new found obsession to get up and drive across the country for a few months? We had talked about trying to have kids once I turned 30 (t-minus 30 days until that happens, eek), was I trying to avoid this reality? Things had been changing at work, was I no longer happy at my job? We had recently bought a house in Baltimore City, was I regretting the decision of being so committed to one place? We dug deep, we had some tough conversations, but amazing conversations that make me so grateful for my husband, my best friend. Naturally though, none of these truly answered the why. I had a bad-ass, flexible job, I love our new home, and I can’t wait to raise a family here in Maryland, but I still had this desire to just… go.

It might be that I value the sense of freedom and independence it takes to find out who I am by exploring the world. It might be because I’m scared of being trapped, financially and/or creatively. Maybe it’s because there has always been a part of me that doesn’t want to be told what to do. I respect those who can chart their own path and are different, not for the sake of being different, but because it works for them. I personally don’t want to live my life how others think I should because I want to find what works for me.

It’s also possible I simply have a serious case of FOMO. I do not want to look back and regret that I didn’t experience all of the things I want to. I know that to an extent travel will become more difficult as we have children and that it may fall to the wayside, but I am also honest with myself that my priorities will change once we have a little one to take care of. I am okay with that, in fact, I am kind of excited for when that time will come, but we are just not there yet. I also genuinely believe that in expanding my perspectives through travel, I will not only grow myself, but have the ability to be a better parent (again, when that time comes). I have to admit, I still haven’t figured it out yet, but I am thinking with a little time, some fresh perspectives, and new surroundings, I might get closer.

Or if you asked Donna from Parks & Rec, maybe it’s just the return of Saturn, we may never know.


Working hard at OrderUp, Photo Credit: Jason Palumbo

So Why Did I Quit My Job?

I’d love to say it was because I worked in some boring cubicle, handcuffed to a desk, working long hours on boring things, but I can’t. For over the past year and a half, I’ve had the pleasure of working for a company called OrderUp. From a Baltimore based startup to a recent acquisition by Groupon, I have happily lived that #orderuplife and surrounded myself with people who love food. I have taken a part in launching over 9 new markets, worked with some of the most talented people I have ever met, and have watched as OrderUp delivered happiness to many new customers (in the form of food). Prior to that, I worked for McCormick and Company, the largest spice company in the world, filled with people who are dedicated to making your food more flavorful and less boring (you might be sensing a theme… I love food). I am honored and grateful to have been able to work with so many creatively hungry people and to have done my part to help each company grow to where they are now, but it is time for my next adventure.

Now What?

In order to make things like a couple month cross-country trip in the future come true, Chris and I had to rethink our current lifestyle and figure out how we could get there. Moving forward, I plan to concentrate much of my energy on this new blog, where I will be sharing photography and stories from my travels and my day to day lifestyle. I hope that in sharing my experiences with others, I can inspire and empower others to get out and explore themselves.

I will also be pursuing marketing consulting opportunities where I can use my brand and digital marketing expertise to help businesses tell their story to their customers. As with my blog, I am passionate about sharing exciting experiences, small businesses, and connecting them to the people who want them. You can learn more about my services here.

And let’s not forget, late next summer, I will be driving cross country. Routes and timing to be determined, I’ll obviously want your recommendations and input! Between now and the great roadtrip of 2017, I will have some other adventures to share… NYC, Austin, San Diego, Portugal, Thailand, Iceland, and more.


What Does All of This Mean For You?

I will have more to post here! I will be focusing on sharing authentic experiences and stories that I encounter, as I genuinely believe that these experiences make for a more fulfilling life. I will be putting myself out there, learning to explore this ordinary world in novel and extraordinary ways. I believe we become more physically and emotionally engaged when traveling and through that, I want to find both peacefulness and exciting new energy. I want to learn more about myself and meet others unlike myself. I want to see parts of the world that have not been touched by humans, while also finding things that could have only been created by truly creative souls. And then I want to share this all with you.

I will be documenting these adventures right here on the blog, sometimes in the form of delicious spots to eat, where to find your next drink, adventures in and outside of cities, and everything colorful and creative I find along the way. In true Becky fashion, I’ll be sure to include the occasional cat photo (#sorrynotsorry). I know all of these adventures will change my perspective on life and guide where we may go from there, knowing that after all of it, I will always be grateful to come back home.

Speaking of, for my Baltimore lovers, I will always be BSinBMORE at heart. I will always be a big advocate for our hometown and will continue to share things to do around this charming city. There is so much cool shit going on around Baltimore and I continue to learn more each day as I expand outside of my network of people and meet more creative, like-minded folks. Maybe, perhaps, I’ll be able to share with others that Baltimore can be an amazing destination for their travels.

If you are down to follow along on this endless adventure, please sign up for my email newsletters, like my page on Facebook, and follow along on Instagram for daily updates. And if you are so inclined, share this blog and my pages with any like-minded souls who have an appetite for creating their own adventures.

Stay tuned for more,