Travel plans taking shape…
A really quick update from me today because I’ve been crazy busy – but I promise there’s some great stuff coming up in the next weeks; most of it food-related, of course!
I’ve finally visited WestMarket, the new food market in Vesterbro, and I have to say, it looks really promising! They have a super interesting selection of food stalls already, including Caribbean, Ugandan, and Bolivian specialties, and there are a few spots under construction right now that I’m sure will be filled with even more delicious options soon. But more to come on that!
I’m also going to let you in on a really well-kept secret – if you’re into Portuguese “pasteis de nata“, you’ll want to keep your eyes open for that as well…
But I just thought I’d follow up on a plan that I’ve written about before: our road trip through the Historic South! This year, it’s finally happening – the flights are booked, the rental car is reserved, and I’ve even booked us some hotels along the way already, just to be sure.
The plan is as follows: we’ll start out in London, where we’ll watch the NFL game of my New Orleans Saints vs. the Miami Dolphins at Wembley Stadium. From London, we’ll hop on a flight to Washington, D.C., where we’ll spend a day or two before picking up the rental car. The following two weeks, we’ll drive through the Historic Southern states, including stops in Charlottesville, Charlotte, Charleston, Savannah, Atlanta, Pensacola, and Mobile Bay, before arriving in New Orleans, where we’ll return the car and spend another five or six days before hopping on a flight back home.
I can’t even begin to describe how much I’m itching to go back to New Orleans – it’s been over six years since I lived there, and I miss it all the time. I’ve been trying to locate my photos from that time, but between several laptop updates and multiple external hard drives, I can’t seem to find them at the moment. Bummer!
I’ve already done a ton of research on the most charming little Southern towns, the best places to eat barbecue, seafood, cheesy grits, biscuits and gravy, and other local specialties. We’re going to visit Millford Plantation, taste wines around Charlottesville, drive the scenic Skyline Drive through the Blue Ridge Mountains and Shenandoah Valley, and visit the seaside towns along the Carolina and Georgia coasts.
Here’s some visual inspiration:
If you want to follow along on Pinterest, here’s my dedicated road trip board:
But I’m still looking for more inside tips, so if you have any suggestions or well-kept secret spots to visit, let me know!