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The Best Baton Rouge Itinerary

  How great would it be To be invited to experience your home town through a fresh, visitors lens? Oh wait! I was invited to visit Baton Rouge as a guest! A tourist. A traveler. An explorer. I had the rare opportunity of seeing home from a different perspective. And that is just refreshing, isn’t it? I […]

13 South Africa Highlights

South Africa highlights

A few years ago, my sister and I traveled to South Africa, and it quickly became one of my favorite countries. Sweeping ocean vistas along the Garden Route, epic hiking trails in lush national parks, “big five” safaris in game reserves, verdant wine country, and hip urban areas… what’s not to love? With so much […]

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 […]

8 Reasons You Should Go To Botswana Right Now


As we barreled along Namibia’s long, smooth roads amidst a vast, great desert, we set our sites on a more lush land, one full of exotic creatures and friendly people, a place where the sunset blazes red in the sky and the ground quakes from elephants thundering by.  We were heading for Botswana. “The police […]

Photo Friday- Toronto’s Architectural Eye Candy

Toronto architecture

Toronto Architecture Toronto is one of those cities that draws visitors in to its diverse, sophisticated urban landscape, much like Disney World entices children with its fantastical environment.  During my first full day in Toronto, I wandered through the maze of skyscrapers with my camera, capturing the artistry of the curves, angles and arches of these […]

Food Fun Friday: Crawfish Boils Y’all

crawfish boils

Crawfish boils kick off spring each year in Louisiana.  The season generally starts in mid January (you have to remember that it’s usually much warmer in southern Louisiana than other parts of the U.S.) and runs through early July. The peak for the crop is March through May. It’s my favorite time of year for […]

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