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A weekend in Rochester, NY

I recently travelled to up state New York to run the Rochester edition of the color run.  It is becoming an annual thing for me – plan a weekend around a color run and see where it will take me.  To be honest, before I set out, I knew nothing about Rochester other than it … Continue reading

Running the Rochester Color Run

Rochester Color Run When I first published my Rochester Bucket List I received a few comments, mainly along the lines of why Rochester?  After last year’s 3 month Europe tour, quiet and unassuming Rochester in upstate New York didn’t quite fit the profile.  So – what made me choose Rochester?  The Color Run.  After having … Continue reading

Nightlife in Rochester: Take flight at Flight Wine Bar

Nightlife in Rochester: wine and cheese at Flight Wine Bar Hidden away in Corn Hill, a couple of blocks from Rochester CBD is Flight, a fabulous little wine bar where trios of wine are served in a cozy and sophisticated setting, perfect for a group of friends or a cozy date night for two. I … Continue reading

Rochester NY Bucket List – there is something for everyone!

Rochester really has something for everyone – with a historical background to museums of play for the kids.  A reporter from USA today named this upstate New York city a “serendipitous and surprising getaway!” Rochester is set on the Erie Canal affording beautiful walks, bikes or roller blading opportunities for those who want to get … Continue reading

French Quarter Bike Tours – two wheeling it through New Orleans

Touring New Orleans on a bicycle? Have you tried French Quarter Bike Tours? As with any tour group, it doesn’t take long for different personalities to shine through.  Chad, our tour leader and all round great guy, is clearly at home in any crowd.  He quickly had our 12 person group figured out!  Bikes were … Continue reading

Cafe du Monde: A Must Eat Experience in New Orleans – sugar coated beignets

A Must Eat Experience in New Orleans – sugar coated beignets at Cafe du Monde My trip to New Orleans came about at the last minute.  We are talking less than 48 hours from buying my flight to touching down in party central.  Needless to say, I immediately turned to social media to find out … Continue reading

Vegas Bucket List: Beyond the Casinos

There is more to do in Vegas than gambling! Truth be told, gambling holds very little interest for me!  In spite of this, Las Vega and the surrounding area still intrigues me.  There is so much more than slot machines and black jack tables.  So, after the requisite photo of me pulling the arm of … Continue reading

St Patrick’s Day Parade New Orleans Style

Photo Collections from the St Patrick’s Day Parades in New Orleans It came as no surprise to me that when I headed down to New Orleans for St Patrick’s Day weekend – the parade would be lively.  I had no idea that, on top of the exuberance of the town, that there would be a … Continue reading

Stepping into Old World Charm at the Nottoway Plantation

Old World Charm and Southern Hospitality at the Nottoway Plantation, Louisiana Getting to Nottoway Plantation from New Orleans meant I had to do the one thing I generally avoid when traveling – I had to rent a car!  I left my planning to the last minute which meant I actually had to take a taxi … Continue reading

New Orleans Bucket List – things to do in the Big Easy!

New Orleans Bucket List – things to do in the Big Easy New Orleans’ boisterous attitudes and tropical temperatures feel more like the Caribbean with the easy going, laid back feel and party atmosphere.  It is vibrant and colourful, energized and always ready for a party with music 24/7 – welcome to New Orleans, welcome … Continue reading

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