You’ve probably heard about and maybe even seen many of the most popular movies that inspire travel. It probably wouldn’t take too much effort to list 100 movies that inspire travel. A few of my favorites include Eat, Pray, Love, In Bruges, Midnight in Paris, Waking Ned Devine, and The Bourne Identity. But what about TV shows that inspire travel? No, not like No Reservations or Swamp People, but sitcoms and drama series. I’ve been considering this recently, especially with an addiction to shows in which the city…

It’s as if I had traveled back in time; over 15 years. The sights, sounds, and smells are all too familiar. I’ve been here. Few cities in America are so recognizable as this, with influences of old Spanish and French architecture. I hear the faint sound of music filling the air. Not just one band, but many different musicians. A saxophone, clarinet, what sounds like the beating of drumsticks on a bucket, and I believe I can make out a washboard. I look down one street, and a…

Downtown New Orleans from the Airship Ventures Zeppelin

It was almost 10 months ago that I took what has become one of the most important trips I’ve ever taken. Just a weekend road trip down to the Gulf Coast of Alabama, I didn’t know that it would become such an influential trip. While this is exactly what it did, the intentions were never to thrust me back into writing and traveling. The intentions, also, weren’t politically motivated. After weeks of hearing reports on the news about the Gulf Coast oil rig disaster, I simply wanted to…