Discovering Something New about an Old Favorite- Tony’s Seafood in Baton Rouge

Tony’s Seafood has long been synonymous with home. When I would fly in from Washington DC, my mom would pick me up from the Baton Rouge airport, and we would head straight to Tony’s to get boiled crawfish, shrimp, or crabs (depending on the season). When I saw a Tony’s Seafood Market tour on our… Continue reading Discovering Something New about an Old Favorite- Tony’s Seafood in Baton Rouge

What it Means to be An American

I’ve traveled to many beautiful, fascinating countries in my thirty-four years on this planet. I’m constantly reordering my favorite places around in my head, readying myself for those: “what’s your favorite country?” questions. I used to hate that question, but the older I get, the more clearly I can compartmentalize my experiences and subjectively articulate… Continue reading What it Means to be An American

French Quarter Festival In New Orleans: The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

Festival In New Orleans

French Quarter Festival, the kid sister of the more popular Jazz and Heritage Festival, remains one of Southern Louisiana’s most cherished celebrations. Once one of NOLA’s best kept secrets, it is quickly becoming not only the locals’ favorite on the festival circuit, but it’s drawing in tourists from near and far. The setting for the uniquely… Continue reading French Quarter Festival In New Orleans: The Cat’s Out Of The Bag

My Travel Focus This Year: Nurturing Friendships

Travel Focus This Year

Why do we travel? Some of the most common thematic reasons that come to mind are: relaxation and vacation, adventure and fun, discovery and enlightenment, to visit family, to escape them…. to name a few. Personally, my travel plans are usually born from an idea of place, a slow and steady ache to discover a new land… Continue reading My Travel Focus This Year: Nurturing Friendships

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC

What happens when you mix flowers, food, music, friends and that long-awaited for spring-time weather? A whole lotta fun times, that’s what! I’m speaking of the annual, two-week long celebration of peace, love and cooperation between two great nations, Japan and U.S.A, during The Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C. Most of the lovely, ethereal trees… Continue reading Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC