Eating yourself sick on po' boys and downing gallons of daiquiris can get expensive. Luckily, New Orleans is home to plenty of parks, beautiful architecture, quirky shops and interesting characters for people watching--all for little to no cost. We put together a list of a few of our favorite things to do in the city on the cheap! 1. Besthoff...
The most important meal of the day--or likely weekend in this case--comes in a variety of shapes and tastes here in New Orleans. We dined at coffee stands, diners and restaurants and each offered a totally different experience. While we barely scratched the surface on what the Big Easy has to offer for breakfast, we were not disappointed with...
  The air becomes thick with anticipation, the city swells with excitement, and a dusting of multi-colored beads trims the trees lining St. Charles--the time is Carnival. Steeped with tradition, history, and folklore, there is truly no celebration in the country quite like Mardis Gras. In the weeks leading up to Fat Tuesday, a sea of parades with dancers, marching...
But Marfa need not be defined only by what’s inside the city limits. We had two amazing trips to nearby destinations. The first was to a Star Party at McDonald Observatory. We were lucky to book this in advance because we learned this is quite the popular attraction. Built atop a mountain in southwest Texas, McDonald Observatory hosts these...
Key West and the surrounding Keys offer up plenty of dining options, ranging from traditional CFaribbean fare to pasta and burgers. However, for the most part, you can find coconut shrimp, conch fritters and “best” key lime pie on just about every menu. While we didn’t have enough time to visit them all (or even scratch the surface!), we...
Marfa (pop. 1,747) is located in Presidio county which occupies a good chunk of the Mexico border and lies west of  of Big Bend National Park, home to the Chisos Mountains and a beautiful stretch of the Rio Grande.  We got the chance to explore this region for a week in the piping hot month of… April. An old fashioned...
From hurricanes to hand-grenades, sazeracs and go-cups, there is no shortage of places to grab a great drink in New Orleans. However, there is also plenty to do outside the booze soaked streets of the French Quarter to help you get into the New Orleans spirit. Here is a list of some of our favorite things to do between...
Po boys are as quintessential to New Orleans as a great slice of pizza is to New York. While to the untrained eye, a po boy (or poor boy) might just seem like any ordinary sandwich, these sumptuous subs are anything but. A fresh, crisp baguette is filled to the brim with your choice of meat (shrimp, oyster, catfish,...
After hearing several passionate arguments for visiting this little town in west Texas from some friends in-the-know, we headed for Marfa. Let’s just get one thing straight--Marfa is weird.  Not in the ‘Keep Portland Weird’ sense, but more of a ‘I’m not sure I get it’ sense. And we get the sense that you’re not really supposed to get...
March kicks off a very special time in New Orleans--crawfish season! Toss them in gumbo, serve over rice étouffée style, pop them in a po boy, bake into a pie, drizzle over a hotdog, cream them up a la Monica, or go classic with a good old fashioned crawfish boil. These delicious crustaceans are something New Orleans locals look...

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