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 →

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 →

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 →

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 →

Tried and True: NOLA Edition

"You can live in any city in America, but New Orleans is the only city that lives in you." -Chris Rose As you might already know, New Orleans is my favorite place to travel. Every time I drive into the city I feel like I am entering another country. I enjoy the history, the culture, and... Continue Reading →

Travel Is…

"Travel is...getting to know yourself by facing new experiences." -Sofie Couwenbergh For me, travel is my freedom. Being able to jump in the car and drive anywhere in the country, see everything, do anything...this is what makes me happy. Even with recovering from Guillain-Barre I am still ready to jump in the car and go... Continue Reading →

Play Ball!!

"To travel is to live." -Hans Christian Anderson As I have said, one of my favorite past times is baseball. I love listening to the crowd, smelling the different ballpark smells, and hearing the crack of a wooden bat as it hits the ball.  While I love major league baseball, and go to games when I get the... Continue Reading →

I’d Rather Be At Disney World…

"There's the whole world at your feet." -Mary Poppins Disney. Where Dreams Come True. A place children begin dreaming about even before they begin kindergarten. A place I had never been until my own children were all but grown! Yes, it's true, I was a Disney virgin until four months ago. Don't get me wrong, I grew up... Continue Reading →

Time Away From It All

"Every exit is an entry somewhere else." -Tom Stoppard On I-59, a little south of Chattanooga, there is an exit in Georgia that I have passed many times. I have probably even stopped there a time or two for gas or something to drink. However, in all of the times of passing by this exit,... Continue Reading →

An Unpopular Opinion

"We travel not to escape life, but for life not to escape us." -Anonymous So many people I know LOVE going to Gatlinburg, Tennessee. I know this is going to cause some heartbreak in a few of those, but I am just not one of those people who can go again and again. (My friend Gina... Continue Reading →

A Charming Tradition

"Wherever you go, go with all your heart." -Confucius As I am sure you can already tell, I love to travel. I love to take road trips when I  travel. Why? Isn't it easier to fly? Absolutely. However, have you ever thought about how much you miss out on when you fly? I don't mean... Continue Reading →

Veni Vidi Amavi

"I haven't been everywhere, but it's on my list." -Susan Santog Veni. Vidi. Amavi. We came. We saw. We loved. Ask anyone who knows me my favorite place to travel and they will all tell you the same thing. New Orleans, Louisiana. You will probably read several blogs from me about New Orleans, because there... Continue Reading →

Did you say Beach Trip?!!

"Traveling is not something you are good at. It's something that you do. Like breathing." -Gayle Forman I have not always been a beach person (shocking, I know!), but I have recently grown to LOVE the sound of the ocean crashing on the beach. I am still not a fan of tourist season at the... Continue Reading →

Let’s go on a day trip!!

"For my part, I travel not to go anywhere, but to go. I travel for travel's sake. The great affair is to move." -Robert Louis Stevenson   I am a huge fan of day trips, overnight trips, and weekend getaways. HUGE! One of my favorite day trips is to a beautiful little town - Rome,... Continue Reading →

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