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Lake George, New York: Finding Friluftsliv in the Big Apple

My relationship with winter has been an on and off again one, as I imagine it is for most. When I was young in Wilmette and feeling indestructible, I don’t remember ever feeling the cold. There was just the excitement of the first snowfall and the anxious hope that it would arrive around Christmas when […]

Chicago, Illinois: Urban Crime, Mayhem and Metropolitan Beauty

My father is from Mississippi and my mother grew up in Chicago, both lived in unforgiving environments. My grandmother (father’s mother) moved to Chicago in the 1960’s when many black folks from the south were relocating north for a better life. It seems that when she arrived here she got very comfortable because she sank […]

Las Vegas, Nevada: Lights, Camera, and Casino Action!

Being a microcosm of the United States, Las Vegas is one of the most interesting cities that I have visited. Not only are there people here from all 50 states, but people come from all over the world as well – and you will meet the most unique characters in this city! I arrived in […]

Belleville, Michigan: Small Town Lovin’

I have a sort of love/hate relationship with Belleville. I love it for all that it has to offer. I hate it for the sole reason that everyone here knows everything about everyone. That’s just me, I’m a bit reserved. Weird for a blogger right? Why wouldn’t I want to share every single detail about […]

Fort Myers, Florida: The Best Bar & Grille

Although I’m a Detroiter at heart, I love love love to travel any chance I get. Recently, my girlfriends and I decided to take a last minute, post-heartbreak vacation to Fort Myers, Florida. Little did we know that this trip would change our outlook on life. Let’s be real here, breakups suck. They’re not fun […]

Anchorage, Alaska: Real or Fake?

As I mentioned in my previous post, the last stop on our quest to visit all 50 states was Anchorage, Alaska. To celebrate our accomplishment, let’s play a game. It goes like this, I’ll show you three photos from Anchorage and you tell me whether they are real or fake. Don’t worry, this isn’t going […]

Yellowstone, Wyoming: A Love Note to Our Buffalo

I don’t know why you’re so excited,” AA  said. He was not impressed. Apparently, a herd of buffalo was not worth leaving the air-conditioning for. So far my plan to instill upon him the majesty of Yellowstone wasn’t going well. “We have cows hanging out in the streets in India and you think I’ll be excited about […]

Orlando, Florida: Living Where You Vacation

I grew up in a “tourist town:” Williamsburg, VA. I’m used to the summer rush of people from all over the globe flocking to the place I call home – the incompetent drivers and all my favorite restaurants being busy every night of the week. I’ve spent 24 years in a place that has such […]

Maui, Hawaii: The Heights of Humanity

The glamour of Hawaii is very much embodied in the Island of Maui. However, Maui remains a complex and often a very poor community despite the large transient population of tourists. Despite the grandiose Hotels built all over the island, the celebrities with luxury houses, there are hidden communities on Maui. Many people will work […]

Richmond, Virginia: In Pursuit of Food Trucks

Richmond, VA has been getting a lot of praise recently for its food scene. I might be biased because I lived in Richmond and can’t wait to get back to the city, but Richmond seriously has the best food scene. When I moved to the city as a broke college student – basically the same […]