Big Eating in the Big Easy

Given the tremendous charm I hold for the South, it's a shock I hadn't visited New Orleans until now. The trip was to be punctuated with yet another half marathon, but the remains of a hacking cough derailed these plans. Nonetheless, we got a hefty taste of the town's culture & cuisine.

SX Aside: Dallas & Ft. Worth

Dallas made the cut for our 2015 Rock 'n' Roll half marathon streak. I'd been through both D-Town and Ft. Worth for work but had never truly spent time in either city. We scored an adorable Airbnb in the budding hipster Lower Greenville neighborhood in East Dallas. We were just blocks from the active stretch of restaurants and bars along Greenville.

Southern Tour 2014: Atlanta, Savannah, Charleston

Before I realized how much love my SkyMiles account would end up getting this year, thanks to work travel and weekend getaways with friends, I planned a faux-road trip with one of my best friends. I’ve long had a love for the South - something about the charm, the balmy nights, the manners and tradition. I love feeling the history. So, we met in Atlanta, hopped into our Dodge Durango rental and headed for Savannah.