Welcome to the Windy City! | 10 Attractions in Chicago, Illinois

Welcome to the Windy City! My first visit to Chicago, Illinois involved, like a lot of my early trips, a band bus. My high school band played in the annual Thanksgiving parade in Chicago so we headed up in chilly November to participate. Despite being in the city for the …

Good Food, Giant Wheels and the Georgia National Fair | A Farewell to Georgia…

The Georgia National Fair opens every year for two weeks in small town Perry, GA (about 90 minutes south of downtown Atlanta) during the first week in October. I’ve gone nearly every year for as long as I can remember…a tradition of sorts. As a kid, my parents would take …

The French Quarter Begins Here… | Review of the Hotel Monteleone

For some travelers, accommodations hold equal importance to the activities and atmosphere of a new location…I am one of those travelers. I, like many others, love a good hotel. We get a rush from warm lights and bellhops. We love the sound of elevators lightly chirping and the smell of …

Carriage Stones, Cast Iron, and Fancy Maids | The Walking Tours of New Orleans, Louisiana

Quick Advice? Do not schedule two walking tours within the same day. Especially when both tours are over 2 hours long. BUT, do schedule a walking tour when entering a new city. Especially if that city is New Orleans, Louisiana. I first visited the Big Easy as a sophomore in …

Real Gumbo is Made in Nawlins… | Eating My Way Through New Orleans, Louisiana

Let the good FOOD roll… New Orleans, Louisiana. One of the most popular cities in the US, drawing some of the largest crowds all year ’round. Nawlins packs a punch in her city streets: deep historical roots, wild and crazy energy (Bourbon Street calls…), and of course, the most amazing …

Oh The Places You’ll Eat! | Cheat Meals in Charleston, South Carolina

Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to great EATERIES! You’re off and away!* Charleston, South Carolina doesn’t hold back. She is big, bold, and bright. Her color glows in the dark. And if you don’t like one side, she has multiple to show. Cheat meals in Charleston, South Carolina …

36 Hours in Charleston, SC | 10 Things You MUST See and Do!

I only had 36 hours in Charleston, South Carolina. I’m upset that it took me 30 years to finally discover the beauty, history, and love of this city. I naively thought, well, I’ve seen Savannah, so Charleston can’t be much different… Ha. Ha. Ignorance is not bliss in this case. …