Places

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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May 13, 2017
10 Non-Touristy Things to do in Paris: Tips from a Local premium
I’m willing to bet that even if you’ve never visited Paris, you can name at least five of the most popular {and thus touristy} things to do in the City of Light. There are some Parisian experiences that just can’t be replaced, like seeing the Eiffel Tower sparkle for the first time and taking a […]
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April 17, 2017
3 Easy Day Trips from Paris premium
As much as I love Paris, there are times when I have to shake up my daily routine. I want to trade the 7th arrondissement for silence and the Arc de Triomphe for trees. Sure, I know several spots in the city where I can hide away with the birds and red squirrels, but there’s […]
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March 24, 2017
A Southeast Asia Alternative: Reasons to Visit Okinawa Japan premium
Odds are that Japan isn’t the first country that comes to mind when thinking about exotic Asian beach holidays. Instead, it’s visions of the white sand beaches and turquoise waters of Thailand, the Philippines, and Indonesia. Japan, after all, is home to Mount Fuji and ski resorts. But as Japan’s southernmost prefecture, Okinawa not only […]
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March 7, 2017
Sporting Events Worth Traveling for (Even if you’re not a Sports Fan) + Win a Trip to Europe premium
Obviously you know me as a travel writer, but what seems like many moons ago, I was a university athlete, high school basketball coach, and a ravenous sports fan. From American football to soccer and golf to tennis, much of my leisure time revolved around sports. Now, not so much, unless sports coincide with travel. […]
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