Weekend in Memphis

This year has been a year of travel, making up for 2020.  As you probably can tell, I love a weekend trip especially when traveling domestically.  Earlier this year my friend recommended a weekend trip to Memphis, Tennessee for the Southern Heritage Classic.  This game would match up Jackson State University coached by Deion Sanders and Tennessee State University coached by Eddie George.  Considering that I have family in Memphis, had never been AND Southwest had cheap flights?! This seemed like an easy yes for a Weekend in Memphis. Where to Stay For this trip we opted to stay at [...]

By |2021-09-17T12:52:37-05:00September 17th, 2021|Categories: Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

10 Takeaways from the Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort

Last weekend I had the privilege of attending the inaugural Family Reunion at the Salamander Resort.   Hosted by Sheila Johnson and Chef Kwame Onwuachi the event aimed to celebrate the black culinary and hospitality world while taking the form of a traditional black folks family reunion.  With chefs from all over the world, panels of experts and a great crowd of "cousins" this may be one of the best events I have ever attended as a food blogger.  As you can imagine, I have lots of thoughts to share in this recap so lets get in to the 10 Takeaways [...]

By |2021-08-30T21:43:36-05:00August 30th, 2021|Categories: Events, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Why is Everyone Visiting Houston?

Let me start with two things about me.  The first is, I love to travel, domestic and international.  The second is that I LOVE my hometown of Houston, heck I basically dedicated a whole blog to it.  I truly cannot see myself living anywhere else.  I love the culture of Houston, the diversity, the size, the people, the opportunities and so much more.  Well when you combine these two things, one would think I would get the appeal for tourists visiting my hometown.  Well... I am still a bit confused as are many other Houstonians.  We really are asking ourselves... [...]

By |2021-07-25T11:33:28-05:00July 25th, 2021|Categories: Top Lists, Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

Weekend in Phoenix

I turned 35 last month and decided that reaching my mid-thirties deserved something more than the typical dinner in Houston.  With 2020 a not too distant memory, I decided to search for a domestic location for a weekend trip to celebrate.  I wanted to visit a new city and one that leaned more "rest & relaxation" because I am 35 after all!  Somehow my sister and I settled on Phoenix.  We both had heard about the spas and food, so we decided to spend a Weekend in Phoenix. What to See/Do A few things to keep in mind about my [...]

By |2021-07-11T20:34:10-05:00July 11th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Weekend in Chicago

Forgive me friends, it has been a few months but I am finally getting around to sharing the details of my trip to Chicago!  I attended college in Missouri so as you can imagine many of my classmates came from neighboring Illinois.  As such, I have made quite a few visits over the years and have some great friends who call Chicago home.  This spring I spent the weekend in Chicago with my best friend and we ate at ALL the good places in Chicago.  While this post is late, it still includes so many great places that I think [...]

By |2021-07-10T15:59:08-05:00July 10th, 2021|Categories: Brunches, City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Savannah Day Trip

Going back to Charleston for a week meant that I would have time to hit up some other places on that side of the country.  So many people told me that if I loved Charleston, I would also love Savannah.   With a two hour car ride between the two cities, we rented a minivan and made the short trip over to Savannah to see what this Southern city had to offer.  It was a short visit, but I wanted to be sure to recap my Savannah Day Trip What to See We booked this trip about a month before leaving [...]

By |2021-05-29T19:00:21-05:00May 29th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Back to Charleston

Writing blog posts ain't as easy as it used to be folks! But I had to come and share with you all of the great places I ate and visited on my return visit to Charleston, South Carolina.  After getting my second vaccy dose, I decided that I needed a week vacation in a domestic location.  I loved Charleston so much the first time, so I picked it again.  So Back to Charleston I went with a group of friends and family in tow. Much of my trip was similar to my last visit, so please be sure to check out [...]

By |2021-05-08T10:41:35-05:00May 8th, 2021|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Morning Glory San Diego

Last month I shared nothing on this platform.  This was the first time since I created my blog that I let a month go by without putting fingers to my keyboard and sharing a new recipe, restaurant experience or travel.  I spent much of last month consumed with the Presidential election.  Sharing important news updates on my Instagram page, encouraging people to vote and even serving as a poll worker on election day.  After election day I jetted to San Diego with my sister for a much needed getaway.  We did not do much on this short trip that warrants [...]

By |2020-11-16T21:43:30-06:00November 16th, 2020|Categories: Brunches, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

2019 Travel Recap

The week after Christmas brings about time for reflection.  We start to think about what the year entailed and what we want to manifest for 2020.   This time last year, I was manifesting being intentional in all aspects of my life.  While there are still some areas of my life that could use a little more intention... one area that was not lacking was travel.  I knew I wanted to travel more in 2019 and travel I did.  Some of these places I recapped on my blog, others I just shared on my social media.  I typically write more for [...]

By |2019-12-30T15:56:44-06:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Getaway Dallas

*My stay at the Getaway Dallas was covered by Getaway, but the opinions are my own*  I am back from my last trip of 2019! If you have been following along all year you know I've been on quite a few.  Check out the recaps here.   This one was totally different than the others though, it involved a road trip to the middle of nowhere and a stay in a small cabin.   Can I just say that I do NOT do the outdoors, camping or ruffing it.  It is not my ministry!  I stepped outside of my box and decided [...]

By |2019-12-30T12:48:12-06:00December 30th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|2 Comments