My name is Amanda. I like bluegrass bars, cider in cornmazes, skipping through vineyards, grinding my own tea, Miller High Life with a lobster roll, diner coffee, paying too much for kombucha, and dancing to the whir of a margarita machine. I also like to write.
For centuries, drinking has been used as a method of bringing people together. From tea ceremonies to wine nights, bonfires to poolside rum punch, there's something about sharing a sip that also means sharing a moment.
On this blog, I use beverages to reflect the stories behind my travels, focusing on the people and places that make everything worth it.
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Why cUP AND caravan?
The name "cup and caravan" was inspired by my former blog, Cozy Caravan, where I documented my coziest travels. Along the road, I realized how some of my favorite moments/best conversations/most passionate kisses were always centered around drinks, whether it be a cup of coffee or a michelada. I'd bring my couch-surfing hosts a six-pack of beer, launching into a 3-hour discussion on the pros and cons of the modern dating scene, or crawl into my best friend's bed with a bottle of a New Zealand white on a Sunday afternoon. I love that!
Adventure fills our cups, metaphorically and literally. When I'm tasting a new libation, I'm tasting Brooklyn apartments, Outer Banks bunk beds, Big Sur campgrounds, Texas hotel rooms, and cabins off the PNW coastline. I taste bubbles and mint at 50s theme party and coconut tea in Venice garden.