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 …

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 …

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. …

“Dirty Little Secret” | 3 Things You Never Knew You Could Do in Indianapolis

Let me start by clarifying my title. The secret? I know three of the best kept places in Indianapolis, IN that most don’t know exist. Unless you live there. Why dirty though? Well, two of them actually involve dirt, sweat, and grime. But in the absolute BEST way, I promise! …

“The State of the Union” – Confession, ferris wheels, and cheat meals

Confession: I have many fears, most of which all draw back to one central fear of the unknown. The fear that directly relates directly to present circumstances, however? I am afraid to fly. I know what you’re thinking. Why in the WORLD would I travel (by plane) if I’m afraid to fly? …