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 →

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 →

My Favorite Things {in Charleston}

After 16 weeks in Charleston, West Virginia, I have come to love certain places. I have also learned things like where to get my gas or where to buy groceries. It is exciting going to a new city and having to learn all these things, getting settled in, and finding your new favorite places and/or... Continue Reading →

75 Hours in Washington D.C.

I have always wanted to visit our nation's capitol.  I thought it would be interesting to see the area that our country stems from and  all the sites where history has occurred.  Last week I had a couple days off of work and decided I would do a quick trip to Washington D.C.  I would... Continue Reading →

Bridge Day

Three, two, one, see ya! Next thing you know, you're falling at an immense speed through the air toward a river below; hoping that you land on the beach and not in the river or trees. This is Bridge Day. Bridge Day takes place every year on the third Saturday in October in celebration of... Continue Reading →

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