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Florence: A Foodie’s Tour

Florence: A Foodie’s Tour

Florence. The birthplace of some of the most inspirational people in the Western world: Michelangelo, Da Vinci, Dante and…Natalie Panozzo, co-owner of Florence for Foodies; a walking food tour that will school you on everything from grassy olive oil to grappa spray....
South Carolina: 5 Things to Try at Hudson’s Smokehouse

South Carolina: 5 Things to Try at Hudson’s Smokehouse

Hudson’s Smokehouse & Saloon is a great place to get barbeque with friends and family. It features an updated dining room, full bar, plus a spacious, heated outdoor patio (in case you’re a messy eater). You can choose from the buffet ($10.49), or à la carte dishes...
Panama: What to Eat in Panama City

Panama: What to Eat in Panama City

Those who know me, know that I have been addicted to octopus for years.  So, when I heard there was a fish market and restaurant on the docks of downtown Panama City that serves octopus fresh from the sea, I had to make it part of my itinerary. Casco Viejo is the spot...
South Carolina: 5 Things to Try at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que

South Carolina: 5 Things to Try at Shealy’s Bar-B-Que

Shealy’s is the Disneyland of barbeque buffets.  Across an extensive buffet with a hot and cold station plus a network of dining rooms, this place could double as a delicious fallout shelter. We especially enjoyed the vinegar-pepper BBQ as well as the mustard-based,...
What to Do in Atlantic City Part I

What to Do in Atlantic City Part I

Only having been to Atlantic City once, I was sadly under the impression that the city was little more than a bunch of casinos, clubs, and a beaten up post-Sandy economy. Unbeknownst to me was that Atlantic City is much, much more. A lovely city full of lively people,...
What to Do in Atlantic City Part II

What to Do in Atlantic City Part II

After an incredibly first night during the #DoAC Fall Getaway last weekend, there was nothing more that I wanted to do but get some zzz’s! While Atlantic City has a host of fun nightlife options, all that good eating and laughing really wore me out. And after a great...
Richmond: 5 Things to Try at Buz and Ned’s

Richmond: 5 Things to Try at Buz and Ned’s

If you find yourself on I-95 near Richmond with a hankering for barbecue, or if you’re like us and just like to stuff your face with road food, hop off the freeway and head to Buz and Ned’s for fantastic finger-lickin’. A fixture in Richmond since 1992, pit master Buz...
Dublin: Afternoon Tea at Queen of Tarts

Dublin: Afternoon Tea at Queen of Tarts

RuPaul’s Drag Race. Snow White’s wicked stepmother. Wendy Williams.  Queens never disappoint.  Whether you’re seeking breakfast, lunch, dessert (or a cure for PMS), Queen of Tarts stands as a holistic answer. On the outside, the bright red entrance stands out amongst...
Virginia: A Visit to Loudoun Wine Country

Virginia: A Visit to Loudoun Wine Country

Some of the region’s best wineries are right in our backyard.  Just 25 miles from DC is Loudoun County, Virginia–home to 27 award-winning wineries and tasting rooms, more than any county in Virginia. Since I couldn’t try all 27 wineries in a day without being harshly...
Cincinnati: 5 Things to Try at Skyline Chili

Cincinnati: 5 Things to Try at Skyline Chili

The worst thing about getting stuck in Cincinnati during a snowstorm is the lack of access to good seafood, wine and diamond-encrusted Uggs.  The best thing about getting stuck in Cincinnati during a snowstorm is staying across the street from Cincinnati’s Skyline...
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