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Visiting the Bacardi Rum Distillery

Tweet The name is synonymous with rum. In fact, every classic rum cocktail was created with Bacardi, including the Cuba Libre and daiquiri. My first taste of it was mixed with Diet Coke in a college dorm room, long before I could appreciate the delicate flavors of a white rum. Since then I’ve come to […]

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Visiting the 9/11 Memorial in New York City

Tweet September 11, 2011. It was the ten year anniversary of the attacks on the World Trade Center and Pentagon. I went to work at my bartending gig in Sydney like I would on any other day of my year long working holiday. It felt surreal to be experiencing such a somber anniversary for my country […]

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Best Free and Cheap Things to Do in Miami

Tweet Continuing my series on how to experience expensive cities for cheap, I headed to the land of nightclubs and beaches: Miami. While it’s not quite on par with Sydney or London, Miami is certainly one of the more expensive cities in the United States, particularly when it comes to accommodation and parking. If you […]

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Introducing the #Tweet2Toronto Journey

Tweet via peo pea Call me a glutton for pain, but I seem to have an attraction to long overland journeys. My family and I drove up the entire east coast of the United States to Maine and back. I took a Greyhound bus all the way up the east coast of Australia, from Sydney […]

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Photo Friday: Boston, Massachusetts

TweetI don’t have a special connection with Boston. While I loved the city, I only got to spend less than two full days there, which wasn’t nearly enough. But I have friends from Boston and some who still live there. I don’t even consider myself a runner, despite running a race every month this year. […]

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Photo Friday: New Orleans, LA

Tweet My college friend Marina and I were chatting over dinner one night on her visit home from Portland, where she was living at the time. We discussed taking a trip to New Orleans since I hadn’t been since I was young and she had never been. But as most conversations happen, I quickly forgot. […]

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Drinking in New Orleans

TweetMention New Orleans to anyone and a few words will pop into their heads. Mardi Gras, Bourbon Street, open container and debauchery may be just a few. But there is so much more to the city’s drinking culture. It’s ironic that of the places where you can walk around with an open container of alcohol […]

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My Favorite New Orleans Meals

TweetThe heart of New Orleans, and the South in general, is in the food. No trip to the city is complete without indulging in the many tasty dishes, some traditional and others less so. Here are my favorite meals from my weekend in New Orleans, Louisiana. Beignets, Café du Monde If you’ve never had a […]

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Photo Friday: Pawleys Island, SC

Tweet My sister Sammi just moved home from another summer in Asheville and a few days after she got back, we took a spur of the moment trip to Pawleys Island, South Carolina to celebrate the birthday of our friend Liza, who recently moved there. I’ve had a love-hate relationship with the area, Myrtle Beach especially, […]

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Photo Friday: Grandfather Mountain, NC

Tweet  Although it’s still warm here in Georgia, when I first got back from Australia, the whole family went to North Carolina for Sammi’s graduation. I bundled up in as much clothing as I could but you could imagine my body’s dislike to go from one extreme temperature to the next. Before watching Sammi grab […]

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