Mardi Gras Survival Guide

If you're planning on going to a Mardi Gras Parade (or multiple) there are a couple tips & tricks that are handy to know so you are fully prepared and can make the most of the day! Side-note: these tips can also apply to other New Orleans parades. 1. Beat the Crowd New Orleans' natives... Continue Reading →

Mardi Gras Behind the Scenes

When people hear "Mardi Gras," they immediately think of a day filled with drinking and flashing.  I'm here to let you know, that is not what Mardi Gras is all about.  In fact, besides in the French Quarter, flashing is actually illegal in the city of New Orleans.  Living in New Orleans for the whole... Continue Reading →

Advice From a Pilot

A couple months ago I was on a flight back to Charleston and I sat by a pilot. I was exhausted from missing flights, bad weather and not much sleep. I was pretty tired of talking to strangers, but this kind gentleman sat down next to me, introduced himself, and started talking. I decided to... Continue Reading →

Hotel Hopping

We climbed out of the Uber car, walked up the stairs, and entered an elegant building.  This was our fifth hotel we'd visited that night and we weren't sure what to expect.  Walking in, everyone was dressed in their best and it was quite crowded.  We walked over to the elevator where we were stopped... Continue Reading →

Duluth, Minnesota

Racing down to see the ships come into the port; eating fudge from the Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory; walking along the boardwalk that borders Lake Superior; and visiting the lighthouses are some of my favorite memories from this city. Duluth, Minnesota, has been one of my family's favorite places to visit for as long as... Continue Reading →

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