Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Oak Alley Plantation

As soon as I saw photos of Oak Alley Plantation’s grand entrance, I knew I had to come here and photograph it myself. That mansion at the end of all those oak trees. How romantic and southern — it was something straight out of Gone with the Wind! There were other mansions in South Carolina [...]

New Orleans’ Garden District

The French Quarter might get all the fame in New Orleans, but at some point, you need a break from the constant music and crowds and good times rolling. The perfect spot? The Garden District. I’ve always loved driving around and looking at beautiful houses, seeing where people live and thinking about the choices the [...]

Mardi Gras: Magic, Music, and Mayhem in New Orleans

New Orleans enchanted me from the moment I arrived. This was my first stop on the #SouthUSA road trip and my first real stop in the South. I knew I would love it, and right away, I was fascinated by the musical city before me. After arriving late the night before, I set out in [...]

#SouthUSA: Best of the Trip

My road trip through the American South was one of the best trips I’ve ever taken. It’s also the most exploring I’ve done in the US since I began my full-time travels in 2010. Discovering the South was long overdue and it couldn’t have gone better. The trip began in New Orleans and after a quick [...]

SOTM Tour: Month Nine of Twelve

I’m writing this post from the sunny town of Jacksonville, Florida, as I reflect on the previous month’s travels. During this month, I found two new cities to love deeply — Hong Kong in New Orleans, I made a very happy return to the US, and I explored some truly interesting places — oh, and had [...]

#SouthUSA: A Road Trip from New Orleans to Charleston

After three and a half years of exploring the world, it’s time for me to explore my own country. Exploring the US on a road trip has long been on my list of travel priorities, and the time was finally right. There are so many places to explore in the US, from the forests and [...]

My 13 Best Travel Moments of 2013

In a year of travel taking me from Austria to Australia, Boston to Bangkok, Malta to Macedonia, Kyoto to Koh Lanta, the good times have been so good. To commemorate the year, I decided to do a round-up of my best travel moments of 2013. Rest assured, as good as the times rolled, it certainly wasn’t [...]

New in New York: This Time Around

Every time I go to New York, I try to do a few things I haven’t done before, whether it’s checking out a new neighborhood, a new kind of food, or a major tourist attraction. On this trip, I had Mario with me — not only is New York is his favorite city, but he’s [...]

For the longest time, I thought that I just didn’t like New York.  It just seemed so gray, so drab, so…boring.  And generic.  What was it that got people excited about New York, again? For years, that’s what I thought.  Then on a trip a few years ago, it suddenly hit me — all of [...]

My Account of the Attack on the Boston Marathon

Yesterday I went to watch the Boston Marathon.  A few hours later, we were recovering from a devastating attack on our city. My friends, family, and I are fortunate to be uninjured.  We were watching two miles away from the blasts in Copley Square. Boston: Home to the World’s Best Marathon Boston is a lot of [...]