beignets cafe du monde New Orleans

Savoring the Scents in New Orleans

You’re in New Orleans. Close your eyes and take a slow, deep breath. Allow yourself to succumb to the desire to greedily inhale the intoxicating aromas over and over again. Take notice of how relaxed and completely content you feel while a wide-toothed grin creeps across your face. Except if you are on Bourbon Street.…

Grilling spiny lobster in Key West

Lobster Lovin’

When I lived in Miami I used to visit the Florida Keys all the time. Camping there is such a different experience than what I was used to in the woods of the more northern parts of the United States. I love the beauty and chill atmosphere of the Keys so much that since moving away from…

Philadelphia waterfront

Philly’s Fabulous Waterfronts

Water. It’s such an essential part of life we often take it for granted and forget its preciousness. It is life-giving, cleansing and aesthetically pleasing. Many cities have waterfronts so painfully neglected it makes me cringe, so I was happy to see Philadelphia embracing its liquid commodity. Here’s a sad admission of me being a…

Monopoly top hat in Philadelphia

Fun-tastic Philly

Living in the Washington, D.C. area means Pennsylvania is only a couple hours away and I encounter a lot of Pennsylvania transplants. The PA pride is strong in D.C.! But I always figured if Pennsylvania were THAT great more people would stay there instead of coming here in droves, right? Well, I decided it was time to…