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Street Art and Swords: My View of Vitoria, Brazil

Vitoria, Brazil NOVEMBER 2014 A few days ago before heading back to the United States, I took the afternoon to walk the streets of Vitoria, Brazil. I have taken a lot of pictures in this coastal city but have not captured much of its street art culture so I decided to make graffiti my focus. While […]

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Paneleiras de Goiabeiras (Clay Pot Craftswomen from Goiabeiras)

Vitoria, Brazil In my past couple years of traveling to Vitoria, Brazil, I have had the opportunity to enjoy a few steaming pots of a fish laden stew called Moqueca. I finally had a chance to visit the place where the pots that Moqueca are cooked and served in are made. I was dropped off on a dusty road next to a long […]

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dubai – The Las Vegas of the Middle East

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
My last meal in Dubai at Trader Vic’s It been over three weeks since I left the metropolis in the desert that had its beginnings as a small fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf. I look back at the pictures of all the things I tried to stuff into…

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One Last Muffaletta and Stroll Down Royale Street

Saturday morning while many people were making their way into New Orleans for the first weekend of the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage festival we were looking to beat the crowds and make our way out of town after having a great Friday at Jazzfest. Over the last three days we absorbed as much New […]

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New Orleans Jazzfest 2014

We woke up on our third day in New Orleans ready for the main event, The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival. We packed up the backpack that would not only carry our 18 month old, high maintenance hitch hiker, but also all of the things we would need to get him through a full […]

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Entertained from Royale Street to Louis Armtrong Park: Jazzfest Day 2

The following is part two of a series. Please click here to view part one.   On our 1st full day in the big easy we fully immersed ourselves in the four things that draw us south to New Orleans a few times a year, food, drink, history & music. Royale Street has quickly become […]

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Muffalettas and Music – New Orleans Day 1

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Throwback Thursday: Blockade Runner Has Me Missing Summer

The recent snow and cold here in Durham  caused me to look back at some old pictures from this summer in anticipation for the warm temperatures to return. It was the end of the summer last year when we realized that we did not get to stick our toes in the sand of a warm […]

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Less than 24 Hours in the the Windy City: Chicago

After spending just a few hours in Chicago we started to suspect the Chicago Department of Tourism of planting actors throughout the city to keep up airs of Midwest charm and friendliness. Right off the bat, on the way from the airport we ran into a lady working the toll booth who was what Serena […]

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History, Food and Big Guns in the City of Wilmington

There are so many interesting things to see right under our nose in the great State of North Carolina. A plane ticket isn’t required and many things we can reach in a day and be home to sleep in our own bed. Some call it a staycation but we call it “going to check some […]

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