Shopping in New Orleans: Previously Owned Apparel

Living a more sustainable lifestyle appeals to me, and the older I get, the more important it is. Sure, we can have anything at our fingertips brand new these days, but do we really need it all? The answer, I have found, is no. I did a self-experiment by going on a buying freeze. Over the years, I’ve used buying …

Best Walkable Neighborhoods in New Orleans

New Orleans is generally an easy city to get around in without a car. There are streetcars, pedicabs, buses, and then there are your legs that can carry you from one place to the next. With so many desirable sights to see, I highly recommend hoofing it through the neighborhoods, though some more than others. Even if you’ve walked an …

What to Do on Your First Trip to New Orleans

I’m a New Orleans native, and one of my very favorite things is to give solid advice to those making a trip to New Orleans. Whether it’s the first or 40th time, New Orleans never gets old. The city goes far and wide in regards to culture and fun. In this article, I will throw out my top ideas if …

My Favorite and Best Winter Coat Brands

For years I have purchased various winter coat brands even though I live in a near-tropical climate. There is something about winter and being outside with a sufficient coat that excites me, so I continue to buy coats. I’ve got anything from leather jackets to serious cold-weather coats hanging in my closet. In fact, I have an entire closet dedicated …

What to Wear at the European Christmas Markets

People from all over the world flock to the European Christmas markets. You hear many different languages spoken while you’re walking around with stars in your eyes, wondering how you waited so long to go. When I decided to sign up for the group tour headed to Europe for the Christmas markets, I wondered what I was going to pack. …

Why I Loved My Experience with Group Travel

Travel is sacred to me. I’ve been traveling solo or with a partner for years, never having dipped my toes into group travel. With the abundance of social mediums, however, I discovered a person a while ago that I have been following. She seemed (from social) to be down to earth, likable, and I liked her vibe overall. I’d been …

The 7 Best Souvenirs to Bring Home

Anytime I travel, I know I’m going to be bringing something home with me. Each place I go has a flair of its own, and I try to capture that in whatever item I choose. Traveling has become such a significant part of my life, and I don’t want to forget anything. It’s impossible to remember it all, but a …

My Favorite Second Hand Stores in New Orleans

New Orleans is filled with all kinds of businesses. One of my favorite things about New Orleans is the support for local anything. Whether it’s food, jewelry, clothing, or second hand stores in New Orleans, we are all about the small fry. It creates a sense of community and kinship that I think other larger cities often lack. When I …

An Evolving Food Scene in New Orleans – 10 Restaurants to Try

There is nothing like New Orleans style cooking. However, it can get really old really fast if that’s all you’re eating in our beloved city of New Orleans. More and more, I am seeing other really amazing options among the good old faithfuls we know so well. Personally, I love nothing more than to try foods from around the world…right …

My Favorite Travel Bags

Travel bags are relatively subjective. It’s all about how you travel, what you travel with, the length of the stay. This article is going to touch on a few different bags and why I love them. I’ve owned the crappy suitcases from Marshall’s and TJ Maxx. Now my primary suitcase is an Away bag. They’ve all served their different purposes, …