Guide to Taipei

I am back from my first visit to Asia and of course I have so much to share!  I had the privilege of traveling to Taiwan for work.  Since this was not a personal vacation, I did not plan out my own itinerary or do much research before heading to Taiwan.  With that, I really went in to this trip with no expectations and that honestly made the whole experience better!  I compiled the highlights of my trip in to this one LONG post as a Guide to Taipei! What to See & Do Taipei 101 Once the largest building [...]

By |2019-07-28T13:35:18-05:00July 28th, 2019|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Visiting Fredericksburg Texas

I have spent most of my life living in the great state of Texas, but only recently discovered the Texas gem that is Fredericksburg, Texas!  This German town is right in the middle of the state in Texas Hill Country.  In recent years, it has attracted visitors from the state's larger cities due to it's small town charm, German cuisine and of course the wineries!  Just a four hour drive from Houston, I took my first trip to Fredericksburg last month and per usual... I have a lot to say about Visiting Fredericksburg Texas! Where to Stay Our cute [...]

By |2019-07-06T17:52:52-05:00July 6th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|1 Comment

A Few More Stops from Los Angeles

The Los Angeles recap continues!  There were a few more spots I visited that you should definitely include on your next weekend trip to Los Angeles. The Broad Visiting a museum has quickly become one of my favorite things to do when I travel.  This go around, my friend recommended that we visit the Broad, a museum focused on pop culture that is typically free! You can reserve a time ahead of time online.  To avoid the lines, we opted to pay for the special exhibition "Soul of a Nation: Art in the Age of Black Power 1963-1983."  As you [...]

By |2019-06-27T06:15:49-05:00June 27th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

My Two Cents LA

Top of my LA must stop lists this go around was soul food restaurant, My Two Cents.  I first discovered this LA gem while doing research for my Black Owned Brunchin' list, a nationwide list of black owned restaurants that serve brunch.  Then a few years ago, I saw Issa Rae and Solange Knowles host a benefit for the owner of the restaurant to help her raise money to stay in business.  The likes of Kelly Rowland and Beyonce attended this benefit.  So from my standpoint, if this is a spot that all that black girl magic would support, then [...]

By |2019-06-02T14:11:34-05:00June 3rd, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Catch LA

I decided to be like everyone else and catch a plane on Memorial Day Weekend! I linked up with my girl Jasmene of @FashionablyLateFoodie and went to Los Angeles!  I've visited twice in the last few years (catch those posts here), but it was great to go with a fellow foodie/blogger! I knew we would be on the same page on the places we wanted to see.  We visited so many great places that deserve their own blog posts, so expect me to sprinkle them out over the next few weeks.  Up first, my visit to Catch LA! The Setup [...]

By |2019-06-02T13:34:54-05:00June 2nd, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Houston Neighborhood Guide Pt. 1

I jokingly bragged about the excellent Houston tour I gave to my cousins last year and received so many requests to share the wealth!  I love my hometown and take great pride in showing it off to out-of-towners.   Many people do not know much about the city outside of NASA, Beyonce and our sports teams.   So I consider this a challenge and I must say most of my visitors go home with a new appreciation for the great city of Houston. As I started to think about how I can share my guide, I realized this deserved several posts.  I [...]

Back to Rome

Rome has quickly become one of my favorite cities in the world.  When booking my latest flight deal, we debated between Rome and Madrid (both cities had deals from Houston).  Ultimately we decided on Madrid, but I was determined to swing back through Rome too.  We lucked up on a $75 roundtrip flight via RyanAir (more on that later).  With that, I was Back to Rome to see some new things and swing back by some places I loved! Here are some random things I wanted to share from my second visit to Rome (for the recap of my first [...]

By |2019-05-05T11:46:52-05:00May 5th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

Where to Stay in Madrid

I recapped most of the highlights from my Madrid trip with the 12 Things to Do and See in Madrid post, but I wanted to be sure to share where I stayed!  Since we made a stop over to Rome, that split our Madrid trip in to two.  Rather than staying at the same hotel on both legs, we mixed it up and stayed at another hotel.  So, that left me with two hotel recommendations.  Check out my Where to Stay in Madrid recommendations! Picking Hotels Hotels/Accommodations usually falls in my lap when we travel.  With Madrid, I really did [...]

By |2019-04-28T18:25:04-05:00April 28th, 2019|Categories: Traveling Foodie|0 Comments

12 Things to Do and See in Madrid

Whew! The last few weeks have been crazy busy and things have just slowed down enough that I am able to recap all of my recent travels.  Last month, I headed back to Europe for a third time and added a new city to the mix, Madrid!  There was so much I loved about Madrid, so I created a quick list recapping my favorite things.  Here are the 12 Things to Do and See in Madrid! 1) Start with a City Tour I recommend starting with a city tour in any new city.  Book a simple hop on and off [...]

By |2019-04-15T23:16:02-05:00April 16th, 2019|Categories: City Guides, Traveling Foodie|2 Comments

Omni Houston Hotel

About two weeks before Hurricane Harvey I toured the Omni Houston Hotel with the Houston Food Blogger Collective.  We loved our tour and I actually wrote my review while holed up during the storm.  I never shared the post though because I soon learned that the Omni Houston took on several feet of water and would be closed for renovations.  Over a year later and $30 million in renovations, the Omni Houston is back open with a whole new look. Just last weekend, our group went back for a tour and I gotta say I love the new Omni Houston [...]

By |2019-03-12T19:09:20-05:00December 23rd, 2018|Categories: Dinner, Happy Hour, Houston Eats, Traveling Foodie|0 Comments