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When people think of Southern food in the United States comfort food tends to come to mind. But there is much more to be tasted than the fatty, fried, and greasy goodness of mac-and-cheese, fried chicken, and country-fried steak with biscuits and gravy. I spent this past summer, and then some, traveling across this culturally and historically rich region of America, and have discovered that the South is serving a …

[ Written by guest | 4 Jan 2013 | 4 Comments | ]

Halloween might have been months ago now but that doesn’t mean that we’ve had our spook fill for the year. What is it about an amusement park, that when abandoned, becomes a spooky place where only an eerie silence descends and the dammed roam at night?

When driving through Louisana this fall en route from New Orleans to the swamp (more on that to come) I saw huge signs on the …

[ Written by guest | 3 Jan 2012 | 3 Comments | ]

How was New Orleans? – I get asked from pretty much everyone I tell about my 1-month trip through 8 major American cities. There is a magic about this town rivalled by few others. New Orleans is home to some of the most laid-back people I have ever met. Example – I once waited on a streetcar for over 20 minutes. Asking a woman waiting with me how often those …

[ Written by Katja | 9 Jun 2010 | 2 Comments | ]

New Orleans had me at hello.
Simply walking down the street, every other person says hello like you’re their next-door neighbor. At the coffeeshop people come chatting, even when you’re staring at your laptop. Pretty much everyone has a constant smile on their face and people treat each other with respect and social warmth. To make things even better, New Orleans has some of the best food I’ve ever eaten (and …

[ Written by Katja | 22 May 2010 | 3 Comments | ]
New Orleans