So, Why do I love thee Atlanta?

So, Atlanta. Why oh why do I love thee? It’s complicated.   Honestly, you had me at Peachtree. Every time we went to the grand ole Capitol of GA when I was a kid I loved it. Even through my teen years, when I lived there for my first career jobs, and more recently visiting…

So, I really love NOLA…

So, I really was impressed with New Orleans when I visited this week. Now don’t get me wrong, there were some shady characters standing in doorways and the voodoo stuff was a bit scary. But it is a cool city with a funky vibe and a personality like no other. And the food is so…

So, Paris, you had me at Bonjour…

So, I thought Rome was all that and a bag of Utz and it is, but France with its wider than life boulevards and matchy-matchy buildings is a contender. I will start out by saying that I like the feel of the Italian lifestyle better from the 2 cities I visited in Italy (Rome and…

So, Paris, a poem

So, here is poem that I wrote while sitting by the Seine… Paris in a word- magnifique, though the descriptor may sound absurd, The city has a charisma, an unintentional charm a power that is surprising so great it disarms, I feel immersed across the ages, as if Hemingway and Monet are by my side…

So, packing with a purpose for travel…

So, you have heard it before, I am going to Paris soon! Yay me! Part of any trip or any change requires effort. And this fabulous fantasy holiday involves me preparing for my trip way ahead of time. Who am I fooling? All of my trips involve me getting ready way before anyone else. But…

So, yeah Italiahhh. pt. 2 Venezia

So, during our trip to Rome, we took a train to Venice for a day and a half. Venice in a few words: breathtaking, magical, romantic. I have never seen anything like it. It’s so old world, yet so modern. It’s the guys in the striped shirts and the striped poles that I have dreamt…