North America

Where to Find French History in New Orleans premium
Having visited New Orleans many times while living in Houston, I’ve grown to love the Crescent City for its energy and uniqueness. In fact, I find it, along with New York, to be the only American cities with distinct character. However, my trip in May was the first time I’d returned since moving to Paris. […]
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5 Favorite Tropical Places to Beat the Summer Heat premium
Until the past two weeks, I didn’t understand how truly unbearable Paris is in the summer heat. With unseasonably warm temperatures terrorizing the city, the massive amount of stone and concrete turned Paris into an oven. As a Texas girl, I’m accustomed to crazy heat and humidity, but there is a huge difference between living […]
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5 Delicious Dishes to Eat in New Orleans premium
Without a doubt, New Orleans is one of the best cities for food in the world. Throughout the past couple of centuries, New Orleans has woven a distinct culinary fabric unique to Southeast Louisiana. Known for its Cajun and Creole fare, the Crescent City’s cuisine is a timeline of the area’s history. Cajun and Creole […]
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May 19, 2017
America’s Most Diverse City: A (Former) Local’s Guide to Visiting Houston premium
From 2001-2014, I happily called Houston home. As America’s fourth largest city, Houston offers everything one would expect from a major city, but with traditional Texan charm. Big oil has built this city, which is reflected in downtown’s skyscrapers. However, Houston isn’t all business.
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October 26, 2016
5 Things I Miss about Living in the USA premium
As much as I love life in France, there are some things I miss about living in the USA. As a fifth-generation Texan and a who-knows-how-many-generation American, the stars and stripes are all but tattooed on my forehead. The country and its ideals and customs are ingrained as deeply as my Southern drawl. No matter […]
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My 8 Favorite Hotel Rooms from the Americas {thus far} premium
A few months ago, I revealed my 20 favorite European hotel rooms. In that post, I estimated that in the last four years I’ve slept in over 150 different luxury hotels and experienced well over 300 in the form of spa treatments, dining, drinking, and touring. Don’t believe me? I’ve got a big box full […]
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