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Weekending: The One Where I spent Friday Night in Mexico

Weekending: The One Where I spent Friday Night in Mexico

On Friday night I went to Mexico for the first time. Well, technically anyway. Ivan and I attended a party at the Mexican Cultural Institute & Embassy, which is by law, Mexican ground. Last night we attended an event at the Mexican Cultural Instutiude (& Embassy). We were treated to Mexican beer, tequilla, food, art & musical performances. It was such a fantastic night. The building hosts all sorts of events and is open to the public during the week….

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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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