Posts categorized: Food

Sedona

In an effort to share my travels with you in a more timely fashion, I’m trying out a new column: The Hit List. It’s a fast and dirty rundown highlighting what I’ve uncovered in different destinations. Not meant to be a comprehensive guide, it’s simply a list of recommendations to hit on your itinerary if you go–in a similar vein to the Daily Dose. After all, my first impulse to write about travel came from wanting a few good restaurant and bar recommendations in San Francisco […]

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Lisa, Krista & me loving life at Lafitte's after catching a parade on Canal Street.

  New Orleans was long on my shortlist of American cities I’d never been to, but was dying to visit. There was something about the lore of the Big Easy, with its free-spirited, jazzy laissez les bons temps rouler mindset that spoke to me. It was brass bands and zydeco, indulgent dishes, refined or rustic, synonymous with the city — jambalaya, crawfish étouffée, po’ boys, beignets, sazeracs. The sheer fact that a place like Bourbon Street existed, where you could walk around […]

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The Porch and The Other Side. Photo by Nick Doll.

  There’s a classic way of doing Key West. It involves dinner at Louie’s Backyard, drinks and live music at Sloppy Joe’s, photo ops at the Southernmost Buoy, a stop at the Hemingway House, spotting Key West chickens and sunset at Mallory Square. And, of course, plenty of key lime pie, conch fritters and margaritas. But a younger, hipper Key West has emerged thanks to a few longtime locals turned entrepreneurs and restaurateurs who are shaping the culture of the […]

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Bankie Banx's Dune Preserve.

  Long a sanctuary for celebrities in search of an under-the-radar retreat, Anguilla is also an up-and-coming foodie destination for both authentic West Indian cuisine and elevated organic fare. However, its reggae roots run deep with the annual Moon Splash reggae festival. Read on for eight spots to enjoy Anguilla’s sublime food and night life. 1. Blanchards  Situated in a cozy cottage on Meads Bay beneath a pink facade and teal shutters, Blanchards is run by an American ex-pat couple and has […]

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The main event.

  Let the endurance eating begin! South Beach Wine & Food Festival kicked off last night and goes all weekend long. Al Roker is in town, Martha’s here, Giada’s here, all those judges from Chopped are everywhere. It’s a fun time of year in South Beach because you get to stuff your face at party after party where the main point of being there is EATING! Like, you never have to apologize for going back for seconds or grazing by the buffet, […]

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Hop aboard the pizza train! We're you're conductors Ted & Shayne. Final stop: Bushwick.

“Have you ever eaten pizza for all three meals in a day?” I asked Ted as we walked up Broadway. We’d already decided we were having pizza for brunch and dinner that day. “I don’t think so,” he laughed. “Have you?” “Yep,” I answered. It was back in college. I tried to recount where each pizza came from, but could only guess that one was a frozen pizza, one might’ve been delivery and I was pretty sure one was from […]

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Aerial view of the St. Kitts Marriott. Image: St. Kitts Marriott

  With rainforest canopies climbing the heights of volcanic peaks, and craggy, sun-baked bluffs rippling across the horizon, St. Kitts is a striking Caribbean island destination. Located in the West Indies’ Leeward Islands, emerald green and aqua waters lap against soft gold sand shores. At 70 square-miles, there’s not a single stoplight on the island. Locals (known as Kittitians) are a laidback, happy lot quick to crack a joke or offer up a recommendation, and they’ll explain that their beloved island is shaped […]

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Shayne, Dad & Kristy on their balcony at Loews Miami Beach

Last month, my dad paid my sister and me a visit in South Beach after a business trip in Naples. We selected Loews Miami Beach Hotel as our “staycation” destination. A spacious oceanfront resort (790 rooms, including 52 luxury suites) on Collins Avenue and a mere block south of Lincoln Road, Loews is positioned smack dab in the heart of South Beach. While not overly trendy like some of its neighbors, Loews offers plenty of luxury and spot on hospitality for a fantastic vacation […]

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Oasis Culture Blog

A notorious blogger and girl-about-town–me? Who knew? Well, that’s the way the Oasis Culture Blog introduced me in a fun Q & A feature all about my favorites in Miami and travel. I was thrilled to have the opportunity to dish on my top restaurants and cocktail bars, what it’s like to live in Miami and some travel what ifs. I also shared my all time favorite Miami memory, and you’ll just have to read the article to find out what […]

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Dec 27
2013

My Travel Wish List

Where in the world? Somewhere in the central Spanish mountainside.

2013 was a pretty incredible year of travel for me. Since launching the blog a year ago yesterday, a whole world of travel and writing opportunities opened up. I ventured abroad to Mexico, Curacao, Costa Rica and the Bahamas. Within the U.S., I visited my typical “second home” destinations of Key West, New York and Atlanta. I also visited best friends in Nashville and Pittsburgh. And I discovered a little more of the state of Florida with trips to Tampa, […]

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