A Maritime Menu Spells Danger For Us.
Hampton, Virginia is known as "Crabtown" thanks to James McMenamin developing a revolutionary method for sealing steamed crabmeat in airtight containers during the 1870s. Exporting shellfish became the backbone of Hampton's economy, while consuming shellfish became the foundation for the city's finest restaurants - a tradition that lasts to this day.
Locals may heartily debate which restaurant serves the best crab cakes in town but that's one discussion we won't be weighing in on - Ryan is allergic to shellfish! So in a town so famous for shellfish it revolutionized the crab industry, what are the best options for the shellfish-adverse?
Food & Friendship in the City of Brotherly Love
I'm not sure exactly what I expected for my first visit to Philadelphia, but I certainly hadn't anticipated the City of Brotherly Love to be so darn opinionated about food, shops, and even art. Within a few hours of announcing my trip, I was inundated with social media messages from locals suggesting -no, ordering - where to go and what to eat. Talk about a passionate crowd! This first visit was far too short (I'm already musing a return visit) but even a brief stay had the makings of a fantastic girlfriend getaway.
Is Las Vegas Still A Budget Friendly Destination?
If money was no object, boy, would we all have some fun in Las Vegas! Sin City has enough temptation to bust any budget. Slot machines, fine restaurants, spectacular shows, and gorgeous suites all cast a coquettish glance at your wallet, but memorable trips await the savvy budget traveler as well. We've put together a $200 Challenge itinerary so your time on the ground is equally budget friendly. With gambling and go-go girls galore, can 2 people travel for 2 days and spend just $200?
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Literature Lovers Need To Visit Harrisburg!
When Charles Dickens visited Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, in 1842, he was highly unimpressed. Describing the state capital, he said it had "feeble lights, reflected dismally from the wet ground, did not shine out upon a very cheerful city". It's a shame he didn't take more time to make better acquaintance with Harrisburg's charms, as I suspect he would have found some kindred literary spirits.
Today, Harrisburg is the perfect destination for literature lovers - no matter what Dickens might have muttered! Here are my top pics for a beautiful, book-filled adventure!
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