Cape Cod: The Easy-Going Getaway

Best Lobster Roll Cape Cod

Leafy streets with dappled sunshine, un-pretentious, local spots serving up super fresh seafood, and gorgeous beaches stretching as far as the eye can see, Cape Cod is the quintessential family vacation spot. Last week I gave you a visual taste of our week in Cape Cod this summer. Here are some more details on what […]



Photo Essay: Cape Cod

Chatham, Cape Cod

Ah, Cape Cod. The name alone conjures seashell-dotted beaches, super fresh, catch-of-the day seafood shacks, and good ol’ northeastern American charm. There is something so appealing and quaint about this area of the United States. This special place mixes a unique feeling of colonial times with that seashell-motif of the New England shoreline all along this long strip […]



Escape to South America Contest: Win a Trip to Ecuador, Brazil, or Peru!


You’ve been reading along here, but now it’s your chance to get offline and get away yourself! The Escape To South America sweepstakes is giving away three trips (for two people each) to South America over the course of the next three weeks! Each week will be another giveway to:  Ecuador, Brazil or Peru. Where do you […]



Where am I going? Travel Plans: Fall 2014


I keep saying I am going to start traveling less. This hasn’t seemed to happen yet. I want to marinate in places, think about them, relish them, fall in love with them and then write about them — to share them with you and pitch stories as I continue to grow my freelance writing career. But, […]



Video Interview: Rob Greenfield – Dumpster Diving Across America

Rob Greenfield Bikes

Rob Greenfield’s mission? To make the world a happier and healthier place. No short order for this 28-year old, Wisconsin native. He calls himself an American adventurer, environmental activist, and entrepreneur and is best known for Off the Grid Across America, a bicycle tour across the USA on a bamboo bicycle to inspire Americans to live […]



Chicago’s Best, Non-Deep Dish Pizza

Chicago's Best Pizza

We all have an angle, a perspective at which we view the world. Our upbringing, our geography, our family and friends all shape the way we see things…and what pizza we like. Because we all like pizza. You may know by now that I am a Jersey girl. But I’ve also lived in Chicago nearly […]



6 Reasons You Must Visit Gulf Shores, Alabama

Gulf Shores Alabama

Did you even know Alabama has a coastline? You should, considering it is known as one of the best beaches in the U.S.A. This short strip of land, just to the west of the Florida border, boasts 32 miles of sugar-white beaches, hiking, golfing, super fresh seafood, and that easy going southern hospitality that can’t […]



Best of LLworldtour: The Ultimate Food Posts

Ultimate Food Posts

It will come as no surprise to long-time readers that one of my favorite parts of traveling is the food. Whether I’m sampling something for the first time in a distant country or trying a new restaurant in my hometown, I always like to share my dining experiences and “food porn” photos here on LL World Tour. […]



My Midwest: Ann Arbor’s Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks

Motawi Tileworks For years now I’ve loved Craftsman–style homes and design. I’m not sure where my love of it came from, but I think it has something to do with the clean-line graphical nature of it. I love driving around looking at the craftsman homes all over, especially on the west coast in Vancouver and […]



My Midwest: Top Reasons to Visit Ann Arbor, Michigan

Zingermans Deli

A version of this post previously appeared in the Huffington Post. The midwestern city of Ann Arbor has a lot going for it. It’s now the fifth largest city in Michigan. It is home to the University of Michigan. It’s home to more than 100 arts and entertainment venues. And this vibrant town might surprise […]