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New Orleans City Profile

City Profile: New Orleans, Louisiana

I have not extensively traveled the world, but I have learned the value of a weekend away. Sometimes it’s a spontaneous staycation, and other trips require months of planning. Some cities are quiet, tranquil getaways, and in some cities…

Chicago City Profile

Chicago: Off The Beaten Path

I grew up in the suburbs of the Chicago. Until my early teens, the city meant Michigan Avenue, Millennium Park, and the Sears Tower. I viewed Chicago as a tourist would and found it wanting. But when I bothered…


The Cute Side of Nashville

I recently took a much-needed, mini vacation away from my home of St. Louis to sweet and southern Nashville, Tennessee.  Little did I know, however, that a five hour drive on a Friday evening was all that separated me…