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 →

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 →

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 →

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