#TBT: Gumbo Ya Ya

You can take the girl out of New Orleans… We had a fantastic vacation last week with my brother- and sister-in-law, introducing them to some of our favorite restaurants and places for music. We also discovered some wonderful new places, too–I am still dreaming about the barbecue I had at The Joint. But after returning, I realized I had somehow neglected in that whole wonderful week … Continue reading #TBT: Gumbo Ya Ya

Po’boys, tacos, and a (famous) dive bar

Day three of this food lovers tour of New Orleans started with a classic: beignets and chicory coffee. While we’re not big on sweets, we had to bring Ron and Kristan to the famous Café du Monde to see what all the hoopla is about. And to be fair, that first bite into a hot, crispy beignet covered with a prodigious amount of powdered sugar reminded … Continue reading Po’boys, tacos, and a (famous) dive bar

Thailand: 5 travel tips

It’s been almost two weeks since we returned from Thailand, and at least half that time was  spent in a jet lag fog, and the rest getting back into the swing of work, laundry, and normal household routines.  In our final pre-trip post, just before taking off from Boston, we talked about the resources we found most useful for planning the trip. But did our planning pay off? … Continue reading Thailand: 5 travel tips