10 Reasons Santa Cruz is So Dreamy

Picture Perfect

This morning I woke up at my leisure and decided to start working off those extra pounds from the holiday indulging I took part in over the last week.  As I hit my iPod on shuffle, Katy Perry’s California Gurls started to play, so I decided to select the 60 minute Monterey Coastal Trail on […]

7 Reasons I am Smitten with Charleston


Have you ever visited a city that has left you feeling like a love-struck teenager?  Since visiting Charleston, South Carolina a couple of months ago, I find it hard to think of anything else and can often be caught daydreaming about moving to the Holy City and calling it home. One reason that it was […]

NYC Pizza Tour

The Original

Yesterday my teenage son and I ventured to NYC to grab a slice of pizza, well actually three slices. Checking off an item from My 2014 NYC Bucket List and sometimes scoring with my son on our once a month “forced family fun day,” we were led by self-declared “Pizza Enthusiast,” Miriam Weiskind from Scott’s Pizza […]

Pub Tour of Charleston

Palmetto Blonde

Last weekend I finally made it to Charleston, South Carolina.  I have wanted to visits for the last couple of years after researching my next big move.  (Sorry New York, but you are too expensive and I long for warm temperatures and being surrounded by well-mannered people of the south.)   With my son away […]

A Historic Los Angeles Eatery: Philippe, The Original

Philippe, The Original:  Home of the French Dip Sandwich

Today is Super Bowl Sunday, so I am sure many Americans are looking forward to football, funny commercials, and good food.  Honestly, I am not into the big game, and every news outlet has already spoiled most of the anticipated commercials by airing them already, but pictures of mouth-watering super bowl recipes on Pinterest had […]

Boudin Museum & Bakery Tour

Is this teenager smiling in a museum?  Yes, because he was able to sample the sourdough bread!

Today I was speaking to one of my customers over a catered lunch from Panera Bread.  As he tore off a piece of bread from their customary French loaf, he stated that bread is the only food that everyone shares among various cultures.  I agreed and told him that growing up in New Orleans; French […]

Moonshine, Southern Food & the Breeze Kings


On my recent trip to Atlanta, I was looking to dine out at an authentic southern restaurant.  I asked a local for a recommendation, and he advised me to check out Sweet Georgia’s Juke Joint.  My first thought was what the heck is a Juke Joint?  Thanks to Google and my smartphone, I quickly discovered […]

America’s Oldest Restaurant


One of the best things about blogging about family travel is following other family travel bloggers.   I love reading traveling post from others who get just as excited as I do about checking out new places!  Earlier today, I read a post about Boston from Albany Kid which reminded me of all the cool […]