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Where (and What) to Eat in New Orleans

Where (and What) to Eat in New Orleans

On our trip to New Orleans, we did a great deal of eating. There are just so many iconic foods, flavors and places to try. Here is a list of my favorite bites from the Big Easy. *we were staying the French Quarter, so these restaurants are all walkable to that area Beignets & Iced Coffee at Cafe Beignet While Cafe du Monde is the famous beignet destination to tourists, every local that I talked to told us to go to…

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72 Hours in New Orleans

72 Hours in New Orleans

Last week, I went to New Orleans for the first time. Ivan had a work conference and I decided to tag along. Ive always wanted to go and it was the perfect opportunity to explore the city. We stayed at the Canal Street Marriott right in the French Quarter. It was the perfect location – I was able to easily walk to everywhere in the French Quarter and we had a street car stop right outside our hotel. Have you…

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To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

To Plan It or To Wing It… How Do You Vacation?

Ivan and I belong to two very different schools of thought when it comes to vacations. I’m very much like my father in the sense that I like to plan. I like to plan the shit out of my vacations. I prefer to get up early, spend the day on the go and see as much as possible. No time for lounging around… there are things to see people and time’s-a-wastin. Ivan, not so much. Ivan likes to sleep in…

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Weekend Snapshots: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

Weekend Snapshots: It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

This past weekend we went to Philadelphia for the first time. It’s about a two and a half hour drive up from DC, which makes it the perfect weekend destination. We were able to see everything that I wanted, but I’ve been trying to be a better travel partner for Ivan. I always try to squeeze in as much as possible and Ivan is a firm believer in relaxing on vacations. I think we found a happy medium this time….

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An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

An Afternoon at the Luray Caverns

This Saturday we checked off another to-do of my DC area list. Ivan and I drove down to the Luray Caverns in Luray, Virginia. I found this awesome place on pinterest (of course) and just knew we had to check it out. The cavern tour takes about an hour and stretches just over 1.25 miles. I forget how deep it goes. Our tour guide told us, but honestly I don’t really remember. There are a lot of stairs – that’s for…

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Attending a Live Taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers

Attending a Live Taping of Late Night with Seth Meyers

This Monday night I was lucky enough to score tickets to the Late Show with Seth Meyers. They are filming in DC at the Warner Theater through Wednesday, and I signed up far enough in advance that I got put on the list for Monday. It was a bit worried about whether or not we’d get in when we arrived though. They said on the confirmation email that they overbook and that people will be turned away if they line…

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The Ultimate Reusable Shopping Bag: Baggu Review

The Ultimate Reusable Shopping Bag: Baggu Review

I’ve been collecting reusable shopping bags for quite a while. I’ve used them at Aldi’s for years and I used them everywhere in DC last summer because you get charged in the district for plastic bags. Now that we’re settled in Alexandria, I’ve been using them everywhere once again. They don’t charge for plastic bags in Virginia, but everyone here is very conscious of recycling and it’s just plain easier when you’re walking. Plastic bags aren’t very big and they aren’t…

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