Shellfish Allergy? Who Cares!

  "You do not travel if you are afraid of the unknown, you travel for the unknown, that reveals you with yourself." -Ella Maillart On our most recent trip to Florida, we decided to take a day on the East Coast and explore for a little while. As we started to get hungry and start... Continue Reading →

Place d’Armes

  "Exploration is really the essence of the human spirit" -Frank Borman This quaint little boutique hotel is absolutely my FAVORITE place to stay in New Orleans. Just a block and a half from Bourbon Street, (with a stop in at Boutique du Vampyre on the way of course) or a half block from Jackson... Continue Reading →

Festive? Are you sure?

"There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign." -Robert Louis Stevenson Graduation is now past and thirteen years of mini-me's hard work is in the books. As part of her graduation present, a friend of mine and I took her and her best friend to Disney for a week. We... Continue Reading →

Are We In The Right Place?

”We travel, some of us forever, to seek other states, other lives, other souls.” -Anaïs Nin That was the question the very first time we pulled up to The Shed in Ocean Springs, Mississippi. Even after parking the car and getting out, I still wasn't sure I was in the right place, and if I... Continue Reading →

A Cut Above

“may came home with a smooth round stone as small as a world and as large as alone.” -E.E. Cummings So today's post isn't something you will normally see me do. Yes, it is about traveling and a new town, but today's post is more focused on a hotel, which is unusual for me. As... Continue Reading →

Interesting Facts: Leonarda Cianciulli

So while I sit here unable to travel (much) I have been reading more. I am not your typical person when it comes to reading. I love my books that come from Boutique du Vampyre in New Orleans, non-fiction murder mysteries, and weird stories about strange things people do around the world. As I am... Continue Reading →

Beautiful Views and Relaxing Sounds

  “Why do you go away? So that you can come back. So that you can see the place you came from with new eyes and extra colors. And the people there see you differently, too. Coming back to where you started is not the same as never leaving.” -Terry Pratchett The beaches along the... Continue Reading →

For the Love of Barbeque

”It can hardly be a coincidence that no language on earth has ever produced the expression, 'As pretty as an airport.” -Douglas Adams Many people see road trips as long, drawn-out ways to get to the place where you are going. There are quicker ways to get there and to be able to spend more... Continue Reading →

I Am Grounded 😭

”Now more than ever do I realize that I will never be content with a sedentary life, that I will always be haunted by thoughts of a sun-drenched elsewhere.” -Isabelle Eberhardt With Guillian Barre you can start feeling better, moving better, and just all around BE better. The problem is, if you start feeling TOO... Continue Reading →

The Original Home of Mardi Gras

"All journeys have secret destinations of which the traveler is unaware." -Martin Buber I have learned, over the years, to always ask someone local for the best places to go. If you tell them you want local and not touristy, they typically will send you to some of the best places you will ever go.... Continue Reading →

A Little Fun In The Sun

"It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it's the journey that matters, in the end." -Ursula K. Le Guin The beach, with all of my family and friends, is still my favorite place to be. Destin, Florida is where I have been coming since I was a teenager and the first... Continue Reading →

Foil Pack Recipe!

"Life is an adventure, Dare it." -Mother Theresa I was given the most lovely and thoughtful present this morning by an absolutely beautiful lady. A childhood, long-time friend of my mom's hand crafted the most wonderful recipe book as a gift for me. Not only did she make this book, she also added two recipes. One is... Continue Reading →

The Crack of the Bat

"To travel is to take a journey into yourself." -Danny Kaye Yesterday was a very busy day with LTD paperwork, a walk on the Alter G anti-gravity treadmill (along with a few other things) in physical therapy, a stop at Big Spoon Creamery for a Coffee Almond Toffee scoop in a homemade cone and a bowl of... Continue Reading →

Windy City?

"Once a year, go someplace you've never been before." -Dalai Lama Windy City is a serious understatement when it comes to Chicago, Illinois. Especially on the Navy Pier! Does that mean you shouldn't go there? Absolutely NOT! I have many great memories of Chicago, but the best ones would have to be from our trip with... Continue Reading →

Big Spoon? You’re Going to Need One!!

"Take only memories, leave only footprints." -Chief Seattle Big Spoon Creamery in Birmingham, Alabama, in an up and coming neighborhood known as Avondale, gives a whole new meaning to the word yummy! Starting in July of 2014 with nothing more than an old-fashioned ice cream tricycle, a few amazing recipes, and a dream, they moved... Continue Reading →

A Taste of the Food

"One's destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things." -Henry Miller With all of the travels and restaurants along the way, we have come across some amazing and unforgettable foods. While it can't always be duplicated, and some recipes will never be found or recreated, I have decided to add a... Continue Reading →

To See or Not To See…

"My favorite thing to do is to go where I have never been." -Diane Arbus There is no question. Chattanooga Tennessee is definitely a must see, and there is so much you can see! Located at the northwest corner of Georgia, northeast corner of Alabama, and along the Tennessee state line, this was the scene... Continue Reading →

Home of the Blues?

Wanderlust (n): a strong desire for, or impulse to, wander or travel and explore the world. There is nothing to give you the blues about this place! Memphis, Tennessee is where I spent some of the best years of my life. This is where I did the most memorable years of high school, where my... Continue Reading →

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