Arts / Culture / History, Food and Wine, Louisiana, Romantic get-a-ways

How to Do New Orleans in a Weekend

 

Bourbon Street, New Orleans at nightDINNER AT ARNAUD’S AND MUSIC ON FRENCHMAN STREET

DAY 1: One of the first things I like to do when I visit a new city is a Hop-on-Hop-off bus tour.  These are great for providing an overall tour of the city, highlighting the city’s history and helping you decide what to explore in greater depth. I suggest purchasing the unlimited 3-day tour ticket so you can explore at your leisure.

For an authentic Creole dinner, make reservations at Arnaud’s Restaurant in the heart of the French Quarter. Serving authentic Creole cuisine for more than 100 years, this family-owned restaurant is a great place for a romantic dinner. Request to be seated in the Jazz Bistro section which has a nightly live Dixieland Jazz band. Dine à la carté or choose from a three course “prix fixe” Table D’hôtel Menu. Be sure to try their signature side dish, Soufflé Potatoes with Béarnaise Sauce and end your meal with a local specialty—Café Brulot (for two) prepared table side and flamed with brandy.

Read my entire story in TraveltheSouthbloggers.com.

 

 

Arts / Culture / History, Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Food and Wine, Louisiana

Exploring Louisiana’s Plantation and Bayou Country

While the city of New Orleans is a popular destination, one only has to travel an hour or less outside the city to get a different perspective of Louisiana’s rich heritage and culture. Visit sugar cane plantations, Louisiana’s swamps and bayous and chow down on some local Cajun food.

Read my article at TraveltheSouthbloggers.com

 

Food and Wine, Mountain Adventures, North Carolina, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, Romantic get-a-ways, Uncategorized

Romantic Inns and B&Bs in Western North Carolina

Front porch with rockers at Tiffany Hill B&B

 

Head to western North Carolina any time of year to experience the natural beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Soak in the relaxing vibes with a stay at a mountain inn or bed & breakfast as a destination itself, or as a jumping off spot to explore the area.

Check out my article at TraveltheSouthbloggers.com

Entertainment & shows, Family Fun, Myrtle Beach, South Carolina

Summer Fun in Myrtle Beach

Top Golf opens in Myrtle Beach
Top Golf offers fun for all golfers!

Myrtle Beach, SC, is a great year-round destination for families, and there’s definitely much more to do besides splashing in the waves.  Check out these recent additions for Summer 2019: Top Golf, the Pearl Harbor Exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium and the Simpson’s in 4D at Broadway at the Beach.

Click here to read more in my recent article for Allegiant Air’s in-flight magazine:

Myrtle Beach, SC

The Simpsons in 4D at Aztec Theater
The Simpsons in 4D at Aztec Theater in Myrtle Beach, SC

 

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Pearl Harbor exhibit at Ripley’s Aquarium at Broadway at the Beach
Family Fun, Resorts, B&Bs, Inns, South Carolina

Family Fun on the Isle of Palms at Wild Dunes Resort

Wild Dunes Resort on the Isle of Palms

Isle of Palms, one of Charleston’s barrier islands, is located just 30 minutes from the historic city of Charleston, South Carolina. The island offers sweeping  views of marsh, the intracoastal waterway and six miles of white, sandy beaches. Located at the northern end of the Isle of Palms is Wild Dunes Resort, a Destination Hotel with its AAA Four-Diamond rated Boardwalk Inn and the Village at Wild Dunes. Having recently stayed at Wild Dunes Resort.  I can highly recommend it for a relaxing and fun family vacation. Check out all my recommendations for what to do and where to eat on the Isle of Palms. Click here to read the entire story: https://travelthesouthbloggers.com/wild-dunes-resort-isle-of-palms/