Tag: New York

Behind The Photo: Brooklyn Bridge Hike

So tired!

They say a picture is worth a thousand words, but sometimes there is more to a photo than what you see. This is Behind The Photo where we explore the story behind the shot, from why we took the picture to interesting history and tidbits of the subject.

Brooklyn Bridge Hike

I know, not the best picture, but bear with me, there is a story here! It was several years ago during my first visit to NYC. I was young and ready to go! And go I did! After getting off my flight and dropping my things off at my friend’s place where I was staying in Brooklyn, we walked all around lower Manhattan. Tired and exhausted, we thought it would be a good idea to hike across the entirety of the Brooklyn Bridge. How far/ hard could it be?? We learned pretty quickly what we had decided to undertake, but we were determined! Also, the view! Unfortunately I hadn’t thought to bring a tripod with me and balancing my camera precariously on the edge as cars zoomed by underneath didn’t seem like a great idea. So, I am left with this blurry memento of the time I thought that hiking across the Brooklyn Bridge at night was a good idea.

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My Favorite Food Holes

My Favorite Food Holes

One of the things I like most about traveling is stuffing my face with the local cuisine. These are some of my favorite places:

New Orleans

I can’t say enough good things about the food in New Orleans. One of my favorite, if not top places to fill my food hole. One of the best places to find Creole and Cajun cooking, the perfect blend of heat and spice, but not too overpowering to the point you are crying or can’t taste the rest of your food. Shrimp and grits: yes. Etouffee: check. Gumbo: yes please! If that’s not your thing— I get it I guess, but truly you are missing out!— New Orleans also serves up a diverse seafood menu as well. However, the small crustacean, crayfish, reigns supreme. They’re everywhere and for good reason. They are delicious. Though I wasn’t brave enough to eat the whole thing like most people told me to. And if you have as big a sweet tooth as me, then New Orleans has you covered there as well. Beignets will surely make you gain a few pounds. Why? Because you will be eating so many of them they are so good. The Famous Café du Monde is open 24 hours a day so you can eat them for breakfast, lunch, AND dinner. Also pralines are so ubiquitous they gave them away at my hotel.

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