New Orleans Botanical Garden

The New Orleans Botanical Garden is the city's best kept secret. Come with me and explore gardens of beauty and wonder, and discover an oasis in the heart of the Crescent City.

An Awakening at Emeril’s

EXCITING UPDATE! The Emeril’s website posted a banner that reads: “Emeril’s will reopen on August 31, 2021. Reservations will be available online and by phone beginning July 20th. Please check back for more information.” The prospect of dining at Emeril's for my anniversary this year is exciting! FROM ORIGINAL POST:On June 1, 2020, the social … Continue reading An Awakening at Emeril’s

The Winds of Change

"The art of life lies in a constant readjustment to our surroundings."Kakuzō Okakura - “The Book of Tea” Can you remember where you were when you heard that the spread of coronavirus might be serious enough to close schools, businesses, and churches? The possibility was real enough to me when a friend sent me a … Continue reading The Winds of Change

Preparing for a Disney Cruise

A Disney Cruise is an experience that you will always remember, and preparing to sail an Eastern or Western Caribbean itinerary with Disney Cruise Line is in some ways similar to preparing for other cruises, yet not like any other cruise you will prepare for. This post will help you get ready for 7-night cruises … Continue reading Preparing for a Disney Cruise

(Re)Discover Your City

It has been a long time since I visited New Orleans. I’ve been in the city many times, but I’ve never visited New Orleans. We travel with our kids several times a year, and I often wondered how the city of New Orleans could translate into a family-friendly travel experience. I planned a few activities … Continue reading (Re)Discover Your City

Beautiful Alberta: Where to Stay, What to Do

IMPORTANT NOTE: The current situation with the COVID-19 pandemic may affect the availability of activities that I participated in during my visit to Lake Louise. Prior to your stay, call, email or visit the Fairmont Chateau Lake Louise website and Lake Louise Ski Resort for closures and updates. Lake Louise, Alberta is a beautiful place. … Continue reading Beautiful Alberta: Where to Stay, What to Do