National Pasta Month in Italy at Epcot’s Food and Wine Festival

There are many reasons to love October.  It’s arguably the best month of the year.  The weather turns cooler (an extraordinary blessing here in Florida), the pumpkin spice comes out, and who doesn’t love Halloween!  Here in Orlando October also means The Epcot International Food and Wine Festival!  It truly is the most wonderful time…

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What To Expect From A Fathom Cruise The Dominican Republic

Back in April I was all packed up and ready to be one of the first passengers aboard the Fathom Adonia as she sailed into the Dominican Republic for a week of “impact travel”, whatever that meant.  Of course, that voyage was not meant to be and lead to a great adventure in Colombia.  Fast…

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Eastern State Penitentiary- A 200 yr Old Look at Justice in America

Apparently there was a time in America when punishment for your crimes was that you get to go live in a castle for a bit.  Of course it was not all that glamorous, but the exterior of the Eastern State Penitentiary is stunning. Eastern State created the penitentiary system in which inmates were kept in…

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Pats or Geno’s? Who Has the Best Philly Cheesesteak?

To say Philadelphia is serious about the Philly Cheesesteak is putting it lightly.  Everyone has their favorite spot and there are literally hundreds to choose from.  I chose Pat’s and Geno’s for comparison since Pat’s is the originator of the Philly Cheesesteak and Geno’s is right across the street, making it the city’s longest standing…

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The Dwight D. – Stay Local in Philadelphia

There has been much buzz about Philadelphia since the City of Brotherly Love was named a UNESCO World Heritage City late last year.  Travelers have always visited Philly for a variety of reasons; history, sports, food (cheesesteak anyone?), but their new title as a World Heritage City is kind of a big deal.  In fact,…

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Why is it so Hard to Get to Shreveport?

I’ve written a couple of pieces over the past few weeks highlighting some reasons to explore the relatively little known city of Shreveport, LA.  Now, here’s the catch.  It’s extraordinarily difficult to get to.  Of course if money is no object, you can get just about anywhere, but it’s the kind of difficult you don’t…

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