How to Overnight at the Airport

Airports are fun, aren’t they? They cater to millions of people about to embark on exciting travel adventures, interesting business seminar trips, and highly anticipated family reunions. The airport is a maze of terminals, gates, lounges, and security checkpoints designed to shuttle people from place to place in the most effective and efficient way…right? Well, sometimes plans change. Flights get …

Peruvian feast

When in Peru…

What you’re looking at is a culinary wonderland, Peruvian style. I couldn’t wait to try some of these delicacies, hence the sparse plate in front, so you’ll just have to use your imagination for what it looked like before. On the front plate you will see some scrumptious round boiled potatoes lightly sprinkled with local Maras salt. Behind the plump …

New city, new food, New Orleans

It’s hard not to love a city that teems with life around every corner. Live music and dancing entertains passers-by, old world architecture is enhanced with fresh flowers in window boxes, colorful art lines streets, and colorful locals add their own spicy flavor to the mix. New Orleans lives up to all expectations of a city that loves to party. …

Philly Phavs

After 44 posts detailing highlights from around the world, I think it’s about time I give some credit to my hometown, the great Keystone State of Pennsylvania.  Today I’ll start with Philadelphia.  Even though I don’t get to the city as often as I’d like, there are a few places I’ve been to that are worth going back.  Some for …

The City that Always Eats

Food, glorious food!  I wanted to sing it on Broadway during my latest trip to NYC, but musicals were not the focus this time.  My cousin may not have a gourmet kitchen, but who needs one when you live in a city with a Zagat rated restaurant on every corner?  Deciding which one to go to first was one of …

Egyptian

__________ like an Egyptian

So far we’ve walked, talked, and ate like one since we landed in Cairo, and there’s still more to come. I say “we” because now I’m joined by a couple familiar faces: Mom, who’s always wanted to see the pyramids (check!), and Dad who claims at first he was dragged to the desert, but is now thankful for that. First …

Roadtrip

Road Trips

Now that plans for this fall are back on track, for the most part, I thought I would take some time to tell you all about the recent road trips I’ve taken over the last few weeks.  I’ve traveled up and down the east coast with family and friends, and boy are there stories to tell! I’ll start off by …