As I sit here and reflect on the incredible journeys 2017 has brought me, I can’t help but start thinking about what 2018 will bring!!

I’ve had an obsession with traveling, exploring, and discovering since I was a little kid, and the obsession has only GROWN!

A few months ago I created this web site with the hope to find really great places and share them for other people to enjoy, and I never expected it to evolve in the way that it has and become what it was CREATED to be: the site and RESOURCE people use to find the places they HAVE to go to while in a city! It really is a dream come true, and the expansion projected for next year is challenging but it’s going to be well worth it!

Here is SOME of what 2018 has in store, and what you guys can be looking forward to:

-New York City, New York

-Boston, Massachusetts

-South Carolina (Inman area)

-North Carolina (Kill Devil Hills area)

-Richmond, Virginia

-And possibly Memphis, Tennessee; Las Vegas, Nevada; parts of California

I hope to hear from you all about where you want to see featured in some of these places, or other cities you want me to explore! As always, feel free to email me at chelsea@youhavetogoto.com or comment on this post! Thank you all for your love and support this year!



Here’s to 2018! See you guys next YEAR, thank you!



Mix It Up

This weeks feature is a spot I overheard a few people talking about, and I decided to check it out! Mix It Up (located in Virginia Beach, Virginia and in Suffolk, Virginia) is a bar unlike others around. When you walk in you are immediately greeted by a welcoming and helpful bartender who asks you about your beer preferences, and recommends accordingly. The best part though is that you get to taste your options before you dive in and pick one. It. Gets. Better. Tasting is UNLIMITED. Unlimited as in, you can taste every single one of their draft options to find the one that is perfect for you! I’m not a beer drinker at all, but I do love a good cider. They have great options for every pallet type. I HIGHLY recomend Larry’s Lemonade.

In the adjoining room next door, they have the Mix It Up store where you can drink AND shop! (Dream come true right?) They have a room filled with hundreds of different bottled beers and ciders that you can choose from to make your own 6-pack. They have a wine selection as well for those interested in that. In this room, they also sell a variety of drinks that can be used as mixers, and chasers, and prepacked drink making bundles with drink recipes inside. Both locations were strategically placed next to ABC stores so that all of your drinking needs are put together!

They have a food selection as well, and host different game nights, movie nights, and other events that they share on their Facebook page. They have an outdoor area that is their own personal beach! They filled the area with sand and have a few picnic tables and lounge chairs for everyone to enjoy. They also have the large size Jenga game outside which is an awesome game to play and entertain friends. Definitely recommend this spot for friends, family, and dates, of course ONLY for those over 21!

If you haven’t already, you HAVE to go to Mix It Up!

2973 Shore Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Thank you guys, see you again next week!