The Best American Sweets: Iconic State Desserts

US Dessert by state

Often inspired by local produce or immigrant culture, each of the US States has an iconic dessert of its own. So, as the next in my series about the best desserts around the world, I present Iconic State Desserts of the United States. Alabama Lane Cake Visit Alabama to try Alabama Lane Cake, a southern … Read more

Ultimate US Road Trip Planner

Some of my best memories are from road trips all around the United States from historical New England to the west coast’s amazing coastline and national parks. Getting in your car and stopping wherever looks interesting is the perfect way to explore the expansive United States. Below are starting points and recommendations of ways to … Read more

Day Trips from Charleston, SC: Tea, Plantations and Slave History

Tea experiences around the world

I love the southern United States— its beautiful landscapes, weeping southern moss, wonderfully bad-for-me shrimp & grits, and super-friendly people. To celebrate our 15th wedding anniversary, my husband and I headed to a southern state and city that was new to me, but which I heard had tons of southern charm. We took a Charleston … Read more