New Orleans 2016

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Eating Our Way Through New Orleans

When anyone asks what we did on our trip to New Orleans earlier this year, my response often begins with the things we ate. This isn’t because we didn’t see or do anything else worth talking about—I promise we did—but because in the three days we were there, we ate an incredible amount of delicious food…

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Abita Mystery House

If I hadn’t been doing research for an adventure for Wandering the World’s Largest, I never would have stumbled upon the Abita Mystery House. But am I ever glad that I did…

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A Visit to Metropolis, Illinois

It’s a bird! It’s a plane! It’s…the southern town of Metropolis, Illinois! Home to none other than Superman himself, the small town of Metropolis (population 6,400) has fully dedicated itself to anything and everything relating to the Man of Steel.

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Exploring Missouri: An Evening in Hannibal

As part of my first trip of 2016, I recently spent the night on the banks of the Mississippi in Hannibal, Missouri. The famous hometown of American author Samuel Clemens (aka Mark Twain), Hannibal is the perfect little getaway, steeped in history and charm…

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Ringing in 2016 in New Orleans

Happy holidays and (almost) new year! It’s been awhile since my last big road trip and lately I’ve been itching for a new adventure. So when our year-end days off created a serendipitous four-day weekend, I knew it was time to plan another cross-country trip…