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Christmas in Savannah: Gifts of the Low Country

Tasty Travel Thursday

Destination: Savannah, Georgia

Book: A Savannah Christmas by Kimberly Ergul and Holley Jaakkola

Review by Brette Sember

Savannah is one of my favorite cities to travel to. There’s something gracious and charming about its squares, muggy air, architecture, cuisine, and friendly people. There may not be snow in Savannah for Christmas, but there is just about everything else you could want. Showcasing all of this is A Savannah Christmas by Kimberly Ergul and Holley Jaakkola, a gift you must give yourself this season. As much as I love cookbooks, sometimes they can be a little too much pressure. After all, each page is something new you should cook, bake, or create. They ask a lot of you. Continue reading

The One Place You Should Visit, Wherever You Travel

Culture Travel Tuesday

Destination: Literary Travel Everywhere Cultural Attraction: The Library

By Jessica Voigts

While I thrive on literary travel, there’s another sort of literary travel that few people think to do. However, whenever I travel and do this, it’s usually the highlight of my trip.

One of the first things I do, when I visit someplace new, is to head to the library.

Kenmare library (a Carnegie library), County Cork, Ireland

Kenmare library (a Carnegie library) in County Cork, Ireland. Photo by Jessie Voigts

The library, you say? But how do you check out books without a card? Well, the local library is much more than just checking out books. It’s the social hub of a town. It’s got plenty of book-related events. You can get a sense of local literature and language, by perusing the shelves, magazines, and newspapers. There’s free WIFI, if you need to connect. There are often showings of new movies, theater and musical performances, and other cultural events. And, librarians are awesome people with excellent suggestions of things to see and do in the area. Continue reading

Travel Photos–Hotel Monteleone

In a departure from regular Travel Photo Thursday, not all of these photos are mine. I am mixing my own photos of New Orleans with some photos of my favorite hotel, supplied by Hotel Monteleone.

Front entrance of Hotel Monteleone

This photo is used courtesy of Hotel Monteleone

As I mentioned on Wednesday, the Hotel Monteleone has graciously offered a New Orleans getaway as a prize in the Passports With Purpose fund raiser this year. This is there FOURTH year of support for Passports With Purpose. My terrific friends at Monteleone even sweetened the pot by including breakfast and dinner at their new restaurant, Cirillo. Continue reading