New Orleans Food You Have to Eat

New Orleans is an iconic American city, with a culinary scene to rival any competitor. Founded in 1718 by French colonists, New Orleans was previously the capital of French Louisiana before the United States acquired it through the Louisiana Purchase in 1803. New Orleans is famous for its Creole cuisine, unique dialect, distinct music and…

Green street car in the streets on New Orleans with tall buildings

Melbourne: Great Things to Do From Sports to Arts

Melbourne is the sports, arts and coffee capital of Australia. While Sydney’s harbor is more dramatically beautiful, Melbourne is the place to go for the nation’s biggest sporting events, fantastic museums, a great culinary scene, and Australia’s finest coffee culture. Bell went to university in Melbourne and we lived there together for a year. We…

Street art of tram

Venice, Italy: Tips to Have a Great Experience

By Alex Kallimanis: Amsterdam is often called “the Venice of the North,” and Mykonos has “Little Venice.” Venice has influenced other destinations with its beauty and through conquest during past generations. Venice was one of the world’s most powerful cities during the 1400s and the Venetians occupied territory around the Mediterranean. When you visit Venice…

Guy sitting in his gondola in Venice

Modena Food Tour: An Italian Culinary Mecca

By Alex Kallimanis: The Emilia-Romagna region is often considered the foodie capital of Italy. It’s home to authentic Parmigiano-Reggiano cheese, balsamic vinegar, excellent charcuterie and truffles. It’s also the birthplace of bolognese sauce and mortadella (bologna in the United States). On my recent trip to Italy, where I flew roundtrip from Washington, DC to Bologna…

Alex with wall to wall parmesan cheese wheels