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Escaping to Savannah’s Bonaventure Cemetery

On our last day in Savannah, Georgia, we visited Bonaventure Cemetery.  The cemetery became famous after it was featured in the book and movie Midnight in the Garden of Good and Evil by John Berendt.  (The “Bird Girl” statue seen on the cover of Midnight is from Bonaventure Cemetery.  After the book and movie became popular, the statue had to be moved to a museum.)

In addition to its featured appearance in a well-known book, Bonaventure Cemetery is also known as the burial place of a few famous people.  Conrad Aiken, a Pulitzer Prize-winning writer, is buried here.  So is Johnny Mercer, the man who wrote such memorable songs as “ Jeepers, Creepers!”, “ Accentuate the Positive,” and “ Fools Rush In“. Read more »

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Three Things Every Bed and Breakfast Needs

My husband and I took our babymoon trip to Savannah, Georgia during a busy long weekend right after Valentine’s Day.  As a result, it was difficult for us to find a place to stay.  There was no room at the Inn, as they say.

Finally, we found one bed and breakfast with one available room.  It was more expensive than we had hoped for, but we decided to splurge.  And we were glad we did.  This place was like my dream come true.  It had a multi-course, gourmet breakfast, and the softest sheets I’ve ever slept on.  These sheets were so soft that my husband got into bed, then immediately pick up his iDevice to find out if he could buy a set of the sheets for our house.  (He could, but the price made the sheets a little bit less appealing.)

The bed and breakfast also had three other features that I believe every high-quality B & B needs: Read more »

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My First Food Tour

During a recent trip to Savannah, Georgia, I went on my very first food tour.  Needless to say, it won’t be my last.  How have I lived this long and never been on a food tour?  It’s like a combination of all my favorite things:  eating food, walking at a slow pace, and learning about a new place. Read more »

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Paula Deen, Marketing Machine

You might not realize it, but you’ve probably heard of Paula Deen before.  She hosts her own cooking show, has published more than a dozen cookbooks, and owns her own restaurant.  She is notorious for cooking very unhealthy food, and recently came under fire for revealing the fact that she has Type II diabetes (perhaps linked to her very unhealthy food) only when it meant securing an advertising deal with a pharmaceutical company.

Paula Deen also happens to live in Savannah, Georgia.  When my husband and I went to Savannah for our babymoon trip, we noticed that Deen has certainly left her mark on Savannah.  Several tour companies offer Paula Deen food tours, and she has a restaurant and kitchen store in downtown Savannah. Read more »

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Five Tips for Planning A Babymoon Trip

If it’s been a while (or never) since you or your significant other were pregnant, you might not be familiar with the term “babymoon”.  As far as I can tell, a babymoon refers to the last hurrah of a vacation you take as a couple before having a child.  I think it’s also a fancy bit of marketing to get parents-to-be to feel like they need to splurge on a romantic getaway before a baby is born.

Of course, since my husband and I travel frequently anyway, it was only natural that we decided to call one of our trips a babymoon.  We went away for a long weekend together and focused on doing romantic and adult-centric things on this trip.  During the trip, I learned a few things about planning and traveling for a babymoon.   Read more »