hi there.

My name is Amanda. I like bluegrass music, cornmazes, skipping through vineyards, roadside diners, Miller High Life with a lobster roll, camping, red mountains, and thick sweaters. I also like to write. 

Cozy Caravan started in my effort to balance two of my great loves: home and the open road. I now use this space to document life, art, and the journey of being human. 

thanks for visiting!

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