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Celebrating Louisiana Food and Wine at Fete Rouge

Fete Rouge

“Eric, I don’t think I’ll make it,” I groaned, severe discomfort setting in. “You can’t quit now! C’mon, we’re halfway there!” My brother-and-law and I weren’t hiking up Mt. Everest or even Mt. Kilimanjaro. We weren’t swimming from Cuba to Florida. It was something much more intense…. We were attempting to hit every food station […]

Baton Rouge Food Tours

Baton Rouge Food Tours

Do you live in your hometown? If not, then do you miss the food and culture? I sure do! I’ve lived in Nashville, TN these last three years, and while I’m closer to home than my previous residence in Washington DC (of eight years), I’ve still got a little further south to go until I […]

Punta Cana Rentals: Five Reasons to Pick an Apartment Over a Resort

punta cana rentals

Punta Cana, fondly referred to as the land of all-inclusives, is known for its massive ocean front property estates, where tourists are shuttled around in golf carts between the beach and the all-you-can-eat buffet. So, what is the alternative for travelers who want to enjoy those same pristine beaches and turquoise sea without having to hop […]

Hotel El Beaterio: The Coolest Place to Stay in Santo Domingo

El Beaterio

Strolling along cobblestone streets, through hidden pedestrian alleys lined with outdoor cafés and beautiful bougainvillea-filled parks where men play cards and dominoes- you have landed in the Americas’ first colonial city. Santo Domingo’s Zona Colonial (Colonial Zone) is considered the first European settlement in the new world. In 1492, Christopher Columbus landed on the island […]

Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat in Fiji

Dolphin Bay Divers

“No road, no disco, no air con- no stress. Leave it all behind,”  proclaims the Dolphin Bay Divers Retreat‘s website. When choosing our Fiji accommodations, we were looking for a few things: 1) proximity to top dive sites 2) seclusion 3) affordability 4) great reviews. Dolphin Bay Divers met all of our requirements: 1) Packages […]

Fiji’s Romantic Papageno Resort

romantic travel

In Fiji’s southeastern volcanic archipelago, in the Kadavu group, lies the fourth largest island in the country, Kadavu (pronounced [kanˈdaβu]). The group is famous for its proximity to The Great Astrolabe Reef, one of the largest barrier reefs in the world. Despite it’s size, Kadavu is pretty remote. We took a tiny puddle jumper from Suva to […]

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