new orleans travel guide: the ghost-hunting tour

So you may be wondering how we settled on New Orleans for our Girls Trip 2018, and the answer is that it all started with the idea of a ghost tour. I get emails every week from TravelZoo, and one week several months ago, Savannah, Georgia, was the highlighted destination, with ghost tours being one …

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new orleans travel guide: do the swamp tour with cajun encounters

Before I visited New Orleans, my knowledge of the place was pretty much limited to three things: Mardi Gras, po'boy sandwiches, and the bayou. How many books have I read about the dark things that happen in the swamp? Countless. (Apparently, it's a great place to hide bodies. The gators eat up all the evidence.) …

new orleans travel guide: two chicks’ brothels, bordellos, and ladies of the night walking tour

A few weekends ago, my friend Amanda and I jetted down to New Orleans for a five-day girls' trip. When we were first contemplating where we would go for our girls' trip this year, we almost nixed New Orleans because we didn't know how safe it would be for two women to be wandering around …

a perfect weekend in new york by way of jersey city

Oh, hey there. It's been a little while, hasn't it? My writing mojo's been missing, so I was just taking a little break, zooming through books, and planning our end-of-the-year escapades to Australia and New Zealand. (I'm not counting down the days, not at all.) But now I'm back, and I'm going to tell you …

hawaii travel guide: pearl harbor

Hawaii Travel Guide | Pearl Harbor

Like many people, I am very interested in World War II. It's a fascinating, if not completely bonkers, section of history, and I gobble up pretty much anything that has to do with it---be it historical fiction (like All the Light We Cannot See), or actual biographies (like Unbroken), or films (like The Imitation Game or Valkyrie)---the list …