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 →

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 →

Music City, Here I Come!

"I would rather own little and see the world than own the world and see little of it." -Alexander Sattler Music City, USA. Nashville, Tennessee. Home of the Tennessee Titans NFL team, Nashville Sounds Triple A Minor League Baseball team, the Nashville Predators NHL hockey team and many others. I like Nashville. I don't LOVE... 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 →


"The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page." -St. Augustine As a teenager moving to Alabama I learned early on that there are only two football teams that matter and you better choose one of them. Also as a teenager I chose the team my parents had NOT... Continue Reading →

Home Sweet Home…Plate?

"Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer." -Unknown Birmingham, Alabama. The Magic City. A nickname first used in 1873 by a Mr. James Powell because of the rapid growth. Birmingham is the Magic City for more than just growth these days, although it still does just that. Downtown Birmingham continues to... 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 →

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