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A History of New Orleans Food Tour

A History of New Orleans Food Tour A destination bachelorette party in New Orleans to celebrate the forthcoming wedding of my dear friend Melissa reunited some of my closest companions from college. A decade of friendship, Melissa ranks among…

rays of sun shining down on Moraine Park in Rocky Mountain National Park, a stop on our Denver to Dallas road trip.
Colorado Texas USA

Denver to Dallas Road Trip

A Denver to Dallas road trip was not originally in our travel plans. But traveling for a work conference to Dallas inspired some travel creativity: what if we fly into a different city, then road trip the rest of…

The paint used at Sewah Studios can withstand the elements for decades
Ohio USA

Sewah Studios and the History of Historical Markers

How Sewah Studios Made History You may not have heard of Sewah Studios before. That’s okay; I never had either. Until my weekend trip to Marietta, Ohio. And while most people (like me) may not have heard of Sewah…

hunting for ghosts in Marietta - photo of Amanda in front of the Marietta-Williamstown Bridge.
Ohio USA

Chasing ghosts in Marietta, Ohio

Chasing ghosts in Marietta, Ohio It neared midnight when I arrived to Marietta, Ohio — still, silent, sleeping. The only sound, the wheels of my carry-on, rhythmic against the lines of the sidewalk. Bleary-eyed, I checked into The Lafayette…

Ohio USA

Marietta’s Charm is in the Details

I drove home, trying to figure out what it was. You know, it. The it that summarizes a destination. The it behind the reason people visit. Some places have stunning natural landscapes with mountains that scrape the sky. Others are…

Ennis Bluebonnet Trail sign
Texas USA

Chasing the Texas Bluebonnets

We may have accidentally taken one of the best Texas road trips. The plan was simple. Dallas to Austin. Austin to San Antonio. But then we heard a rumor. “You may see bluebonnets while you’re on your way.” Bluebonnets.…

bachelorette party festivities in Miami
Florida USA

How I Made the Bride-to-Be Cry in Miami

This is my friend Lara. She’s a south Florida wedding photographer and getting married herself this summer. As her Maid of Honor, I knew I had to plan something special for her Miami bachelorette party — this is a…