One of the only hard parts of traveling is deciding what to bring with you. It’s a process most hate and procrastinate until the last minute, traveling with more stuff than they ever intended to bring and somehow missing some absolutely necessary item that...

Travel is all about learning new things and meeting people. Of course, we want to communicate with the people we encounter and understand more about the place we’re visiting. But how do we do that if we don’t speak the language? It’s difficult, but...

We’ve all visited somewhere we thought was just perfect. Every detail seemed picturesque and dreamy, and we caught ourselves saying we never wanted to go home. Imperfections are easily overlooked and those that we catch can appear curious, interesting or even downright sweet. We’ve...

Recently, I encountered a couple of friends chatting. One was saying what a challenge it is to make ends meet; the other quickly responded, “We’re all broke. Nobody wants to hear about it.” That got me thinking. If we’re all broke, isn’t it something...

At the mention of Puebla, people begin salivating. I’ve never seen a city so consistently remind people of food. But many Mexican folk are quick to say that Puebla has the best food in the entire country, which (might I add) is a lot...

When visiting Baton Rouge, I love to go to my old tried and true hiking trails through the swamp, though when I mention them to Friends back home, I get blank stares. There are hiking trails in Baton Rouge? Not only are there hiking...

One of the best parts of visiting Louisiana is eating. That’s not to belittle the myriad of other reasons one might visit: the stellar music scene, the unique natural beauty of the swamps, and all the fun to be had in the partying in...