New Orleans Weekend + a little Mardi party

I’ve said before that the greatest part of solo travel is the freedom of doing whatever I want, when I want to.  But traveling with Maleah is even better, because we are pretty much always on the same page about what we do – and we can share allllll the food. We’ve figured out a…

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Rooster & Owl: Veggie-Forward Tasting Menu Served to Share on 14th St

A little north of the main 14th Street corridor, new kid on the block Rooster & Owl is a pleasant contrast to the chaotic 14th Street I tend to find myself in the middle of. We went to check it out early on a Tuesday evening, when kids were still getting dropped off from school and dogs were…

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Ushuaia, Argentina – The End of the World

I didn’t mean to end up at the end of the world when I started planning my Patagonia trip. I fully intended to see the largest colony of Magellanic Penguins in world, which is in Punto Tombo on the Atlantic Coast of Argentine Patagonia. By the time I got around to booking domestic flights, however,…

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Buenos Aires, Argentina

A few months ago, I finally checked my fourth continent off the bucket list. Argentina was not only my first trip to South America, but also my first “solo” trip. When I returned, everyone wanted to know how I liked traveling by myself. The truth is, I wasn’t really alone the whole time. I met…

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I think I’ll go to Boston

*cue Augustana song* If I could average Boston and Austin, I’d get my ideal city: Southern-nice and laid-back vibes in Austin,  the Boston waterfront and architecture, spectacular culinary scenes from both, perfect Boston summers, and bearable Austin winters. That said, there’s something about Boston’s cute cobblestone streets even in winter that make me think twice about…

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