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In Season 5 of No Reservations, Anthony Bourdain heads to exotic locations like Venice, Azores, Sri Lanka and Vietnam and doesn’t hold back on his blunt observations about people, places, cooking and culture. While his travels take him across the globe, he doesn’t forget about the foodie hot spots in Washington DC, Chicago and New York City. This is one season you won’t want to miss. This Mama can’t wait until the season begins, In the premiere episode on Monday, January 5th at 10pm ET on the Travel Channel, Tony travels to Mexico for some fresh salsa, fresh lime and of course, fresh meat. TheRead More →

My favorite week of the year is upon us. It is National Chocolate Week and I take my role as a Traveling Mama very seriously. I make sure that each hotel I recommend has been personally visited. I make sure that each product I review has been personally tested out. I even sacrifice myself, in the name of travel research, to test out each dessert that passes in front of me. So, in honor of National Chocolate Week, I’ve highlighted a few decadent culinary delights that have entertained my taste buds. Chocolate Assortment at Angel and Phelps – Daytona Beach, FL Chocolate Layer Cake atRead More →

My gal pal, Denise (a food writer from Boston) had a swanky assignment in Saint Tropez and asked me to go along. Since I hadn’t stepped foot on French soil yet, this would provide the perfect excuse to do so. I booked a flight on Air France, direct from Houston to Paris, and then into Nice. The hotel we were staying at, Chateau de la Messardiere, arranged for a driver to pick me up at the airport. The driver didn’t speak much English and I spoke just a little French, so the ride was humorous, to say the least. I didn’t know too much aboutRead More →

I grew up in a typical southern home, where most meals were the stick-to-your ribs comfort food, but every once in a while my mother would break out a cook book and try to make some exotic dish. I liken my mother to Martha Stewart without the scandal. Yes, she’s crafty and into made from scratch meals, but there are some things my mama just couldn’t teach me: travel cuisine terms. No, I didn’t grow up in a plantation home. Before marriage, my fine dining experiences were limited to Prom and a first date here and there. I wasn’t ever given etiquette lessons, although myRead More →