North America

The heart of North America beats through towering forests, undulating fields, high-plain deserts, pulsating metropolises and offbeat oases.a.

11+ Black-Owned Restaurants in the Chicago Area

Chicago is known as the “Windy City,” “Second City,” and former residence of the former President and First Lady, Barack and Michelle Obama. It is also known for its signature dishes such as deep-dish pizza, Chicago style hot dogs, and Italian Beef. It also has a large population of African Americans, and there over 150 black-owned restaurants...

World Premiere of ”The Adult in the Room” in Chicago

The tickets were given to me. The opinions expressed are my own. Sunday was the world premiere of “The Adult in the Room” in Chicago. It is a play written by Bill McMahon and directed by Heather Arnson, and Conor Bagley. I attended the world premiere of the show over the weekend in Chicago. Orlagh Cassidy gives an outstanding performance as the first...

A&A Ballet Presents The Art Deco Nutcracker

A&A Ballet Presents The Art Deco Nutcracker When we think of Christmas, you can’t help but think about the Nutcracker. Another Christmas tradition I have never seen before. Last night that all changed. I was given tickets to see the American Ballet Theatre’s production of “The Art Deco Nutcracker,” choreographed by Alexie Kremnev. It took a friend of mine...

Mora Asian Kitchen in Bolingbrook Illinois

Mora Asian Kitchen in Bolingbrook Illinois The first time I ate at  MORA Asian Kitchen was for a blogging dinner. I was invited by a food blogger to take the place of another blogger who had to cancel last minute. I was excited to take their place. MORA had only been open about one year at the time and was located in Bolingbrook Illinois, a suburb of Chicago. Drinks...

Things to do on Lookout Mountain in Alabama

Things to do on Lookout Mountain in Alabama When I told the driver, I was going to Scottsboro, Alabama, and Lookout Mountain, he told me not to go. When I asked why he said because I was black. I was attending the Travel Bloggers Exchange (TBEX) Conference in Huntsville, Alabama, and the driver was working for the hotel I was staying it. He had picked me up a couple...

DeSoto State Park in Alabama

DeSoto Falls The 107-foot waterfall is at DeSoto State Park on Lookout Mountain.  The falls are one of the tallest and most visited waterfalls in Alabama and named after the Spanish explorer Hernando De Soto. Many people come to enjoy the lake, picnics, and hiking. Little River Canyon Ten miles south of DeSoto State Park, is Little River Falls in Little River Canyon...