Posts Tagged with "North America"

Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Vineyards of Northern California

Wednesday, April 2, 2014

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Take a Hot Air Balloon Ride Over the Vineyards of Northern California

Recently, the Sonoma County Tourism Board in California chose me to be one of the next faces of Sonoma County and I was beyond thrilled to be representing the beautiful county that I call home. And that was way before knowing that one of the perks to being a representative (aka: a Sonomad) was a hot air balloon ride […]

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Experience Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in Las Vegas

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

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Experience Rose. Rabbit. Lie. in Las Vegas

Rose. Rabbit. Lie. Huh? Even the mention of these three little words to the locals in Las Vegas gave a facial response of a familiar, yet quizzical look. The name had been on the tips of everyone’s tongues in Sin City, but not one person had a valid explanation for exactly what it was. I […]

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Eat the California State Bird in San Francisco

Saturday, January 25, 2014

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Eat the California State Bird in San Francisco

Eating the California State bird? Isn’t that illegal? You’re not even allowed to pick the state’s poppy flower, are you? Technically, neither action is against the law, but there is something so wrong about consuming your home state bird. Yet, at San Francisco’s State Bird Provisions, there is also something so deliciously right. There are only a few states in America […]

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Indulge in Fried Frog Legs & Alligator in Louisiana

Thursday, December 26, 2013

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Indulge in Fried Frog Legs & Alligator in Louisiana

It was a slow night at Tunk’s Oyster Bar. Today was the first day of squirrel season in Louisiana, evidently a big event in this part of Alexandria. Many local folks were probably at home cleaning their catch and making squirrel stew, instead of dining out. Unfortunately, squirrel is not served in restaurants, so eating that […]

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8 Bucket List Things To Do at The Barlow in California

Thursday, December 12, 2013

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8 Bucket List Things To Do at The Barlow in California

While spending time in the neighboring town of Sebastopol, it was confirmed that sometimes you don’t need to travel far from home to find bucket list worthy adventures. Just fifteen minutes from my Northern California house there was a place that quenched my new experience thirst, The Barlow. The Barlow is a brand-spanking new marketplace that is home […]

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Stand on an Inspirational Spot in…Idaho

Monday, November 18, 2013

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Stand on an Inspirational Spot in…Idaho

While standing in an average Idaho strip mall parking lot, my back facing a TJMaxx, I was surprised by the inspiring scene in front of me. Looking to the left gave a glimpse of Perrine Bridge, a base jumpers magnet and to the right was the spot where daredevil Evel Knievel made his Snake River jump. Highly […]

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Stand Behind Niagara Falls on the Canada Side

Monday, October 7, 2013

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Stand Behind Niagara Falls on the Canada Side

Standing under a waterfall is what is actually on my bucket list, not standing behind one. But, the original goal probably would not be the wisest choice when we are talking about the mighty Niagara Falls. Standing behind it would surely be a much safer option. Niagara Falls is a set of three powerful waterfalls, located between Ontario and New […]

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Drink the Official Wine of the Kentucky Derby

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

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Drink the Official Wine of the Kentucky Derby

Of course attending the Kentucky Derby while wearing a really large, fabulous hat is on my bucket list. Even though that hasn’t happened just yet there was something kind of close that did. Well…maybe not that close, but at least vaguely related. Sometimes, it’s all about the baby steps and that’s the case with the […]

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Eat at the New York Restaurant that Created Buffalo Wings

Sunday, August 25, 2013

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Eat at the New York Restaurant that Created Buffalo Wings

While in Toronto I went to a place that had 180 different types of chicken wings. Even though the sweet chili with ranch version there was quite tasty, the vast selection was a bit of an overkill. Especially since, as a former Buffalonian, I knew that there are only three types of Buffalo wings; mild, medium or […]

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Take a Walk Down Toronto’s Graffiti Alley

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

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Take a Walk Down Toronto’s Graffiti Alley

There is just something special about graffiti art. Some is worthy of a spot in a gallery, instead of being questioned whether it is truly an artistic form at all. I had previously seen such amazing street art in Barcelona, plastered on random garage doors. And it was creatively spectacular. But, then I took a walk down Graffiti Alley in […]

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