Oklahoma—Tornado Shelters and Trivia

Our mission to find a tiny road with which to enter the state of Oklahoma proved successful. Defying GPS orders to stay on Route 40, we veered off track and took Route 59 north that wound through a small patch of the Ozark National Forest and some tiny Arkansas towns. We knew we would have … Continue reading Oklahoma—Tornado Shelters and Trivia


Southern BBQ and my 39th State

Visiting the civil rights museum was a heavy portion of our Memphis trip, so we decided to end our visit with some southern comfort food. I had been waiting eagerly to eat good ribs since I was in Texas 3 years ago. I knew that Memphis was known for good BBQ, and like any city … Continue reading Southern BBQ and my 39th State

Memphis Blues and Heavy History

We rolled into Memphis around dinner time to a hotel called The Exchange, which ended up being half apartment units and half “hotel rooms” (full service apartment-style). For $85 and a downtown location, we were surprised to see a full working kitchen complete with pots and pans and a separate living room area. I wish … Continue reading Memphis Blues and Heavy History


Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots

The last time I was in Nashville was exactly 3 years ago, when we circled the country. I was a typical anti-everything country New Yorker who had no idea what I was walking into. The initial shock of hearing pants referred to as “britches” and swerving through a sea of cowboy boots and whiskey wore … Continue reading Nashville—Leaving my City Roots for Boots


Fire Island—NYC’s Serene Neighbor

I have been going to Fire Island since I was 5 years old, to a lesser known community called Davis Park. In the last few years, I haven’t had as many chances to get out there with my family as I used to, but this summer I vowed to change that. Davis Park wooed me … Continue reading Fire Island—NYC’s Serene Neighbor