The Constant Rambler takes you across North America in this amazing series of wildlife photos. These are a small collection of some of our favorite critters from our travels. Enjoy!
Louisiana cuisine, it’s not just gumbo and Po’ boys. French, Italian, German, African-American and American-Indian influences run deep in the food scene of the state. Well-seasoned grub, spiced with a lil’ bayou heat and a pinch of “ain’t nobody’s cooking better than mine” attitude makes Louisiana a go-to state for some of the best food I have ever put in my mouth.
With miles of shoreline Florida is home to some pretty unique ecosystems that are home to a rather large variety of wildlife. From the swampy and reptile-rich Everglades in the South, to the bird-friendly Maritime forests in the Northeast, Florida has something here for every type of nature lover. This variety is perhaps best displayed on the state’s Gulf Coast. Here you get a brilliant blend of incredible sea life, like the Florida Manatee, along with some beautiful birds and exotic mammals that call the coastal woodlands home. If you are looking for a place to explore the beauty and variety of Florida’s wildlife along with a bit of Old Florida charm, look no further than Citrus County.
The Poconos Mountains are a fabulous place to go for a romantic weekend. Do you know what also makes for a great romantic weekend? Weimaraners! Okay so maybe not, but Zoe insisted on joining us for our weekend getaway to the Poconos and as always she also insisted that she firmly plant her fuzzy butt right in the middle of everything. While on our fabulous romantic getaway to the Poconos, Kenin and I decided to take an intimate canoe trip down the gorgeous Delaware River. Luckily for Zoe, the folks at Kittatinny Canoes love dogs just as much as we do so they didn’t mind her tagging along on our romantic river ride.
Jacksonville, FL is one of those cities that is often ignored by those visiting the state of Florida. Perched in the Northeastern corner of the state, it’s easy to miss, or worse, blow it off as just another city to go speeding by. This is especially true when travelers have their sites set on the theme park Mecca that is Orlando, the decadence of Miami, or the tranquility of the Gulf Coast. Well I’m here to tell you that Jacksonville is definitely a city not to be missed. What makes it special is the fact that it has a little bit of something to offer every traveler making Jacksonville Florida’s “Jax of all trades”
Ambrosia thy name is coffee! Coffee is necessary for ramblin’ and we take our coffee very, very seriously. We even travel with many devices to brew our own and we always have a bag of beans in the car. That being said, we love nothing more than finding a great local coffee shop to savor the flavors of a perfect morning brew without us having to do the work. Little Amps in Harrisburg, PA saved us from having to brew our own and put the pep in our step with their caffeinated concoctions.
On our last visit to Louisiana we did something we never ever do…we ventured out of New Orleans! If you are anything like us, the first thing that comes to mind when you think of Louisiana is Bourbon Street. Well, we decided we needed to branch out and see what the rest of the state had to offer. We decided to Ramble On through Louisiana and our first stop was a little town called Bush. Our stay here was at a wonderful pet-friendly B&B called Splendor Farms.
When most people think of Florida images of art deco and scantily clad women run through their head. The truth though, is that this isn’t really representative of Florida at all. There’s a whole other part of Florida that’s still made up of pristine coastline and natural beauty. Fort George Island off the coast of Jacksonville is one of those places.
New Orleans is one of those cities that sticks to my ribs like a good gumbo. We ramble through this city a few times a year and it never disappoints. On our last visit we stayed at the Loews Hotel in downtown NOLA. Why? Because Loews Loves Pets and everyone knows that we do too!
While the Wright Brothers clearly own the title for successfully completing the first controlled flight, there are quite a few other pioneers in the aviation space that arguably deserve as much, if not more recognition, for their efforts in making flight a human possibility. Glenn H. Curtiss is one of those men, and a trip to the Curtiss Museum in Hammondsport, NY is all it takes to see why he was one of the most influential men in aviation.