5 Reasons

Planning a trip to New Orleans? Five reasons to visit the City that Care Forgot, written in 2010 – five years after Hurricane Katrina.
New Orleans

Today marks the fifth anniversary of the failure of the levee system that occurred in New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Note the way that I’m phrasing that: It’s a deliberate reminder that the floodwaters that swept through huge swaths of the city came from a breakdown of man-made levees, rather than natural causes. It’s a […]

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5 Reasons to visit New Orleans right now

by Chris on February 8, 2010

5 reasons why you should visit New Orleans in 2010
A Carnival costume - in Saints colors! New Orleans

Five Reasons is a regular feature, where I outline the reasons why a destination is hot right now. If you’d like to run Five Reasons in your publication or on your website, contact me at chris@caroundtheworld.com. Today, just a day after the city’s football team the Saints defied the odds to win become Super Bowl champions, I’m taking a […]

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Looking for a reason to love Philadelphia (besides the statue by Robert Indiana)? Five reasons to love Phily, the City of Brotherly Love.
Philly love

Now it can be told: after two years of living in the Washington DC area, I’m moving back to Philadelphia in mid-March. And I couldn’t be happier about it. No disrespect to DC. Washington has a lot going for it, and I’ve enjoyed exploring its museums, neighborhoods and amazing ethnic food options. Had I kept my job at […]

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5 Reasons to visit Grenada right now…

by Chris on January 25, 2010

5 reasons to visit Grenada, the Caribbean Spice Island, right now.
Grenada sunset, from boutique hotel LaLuna, Grenada Caribbean

Five Reasons is a regular feature, where I outline the reasons why a destination is hot right now. If you’d like to run Five Reasons in your publication or on your website, contact me at chris@caroundtheworld.com. This week, I’m taking a look at Grenada. I was here for USA TODAY back in November and I was […]

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5 reasons you can have fun in Tampa/St. Petersburg, even if the weather is bad
Tourists shivering in Tampa/St. Petersburg

Five Reasons is a regular feature, where I outline the reasons why a destination is hot right now. If you’d like to run Five Reasons in your publication or on your website, contact me at chris@caroundtheworld.com. This week, I’m covering Tampa/St. Petersburg, where I spent New Year’s weekend with a college friend. As with most of the […]

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Looking to visit Naples, Fla? A list of five reasons to visit, based on a 2010 trip.
Beach in Naples

Five Reasons is a regular feature, where I outline the reasons why a destination is hot right now. If you’d like to run Five Reasons in your publication or on your website, contact me at chris@caroundtheworld.com. This week, I’m examining Naples, Fla., where I recently visited over the holidays. It’s conservative, yes – but Naples is […]

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5 reasons to visit St. Kitts right now

by Chris on December 23, 2009

What to do in St. Kitts: 5 Reasons to visit this Caribbean island, once known for its sugar plantations.
Southeast Pennisula, St. Kitts

Five Reasons is a new weekly feature, where I outline the reasons why a destination is hot right now. If you’d like to run Five Reasons in your publication or on your website, contact me at chris@caroundtheworld.com. This week, I’m examining St. Kitts, where I spent four days at the Marriott St. Kitts resort through […]

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Turks & Caicos: Better have bank

by Chris on August 13, 2009

Turks & Caicos: Better have bank
provo

  My husband and I went to Providenciales, an island in the Turks & Caicos, for a story last January. We found that the island does have one of the most beautiful beaches in the Caribbean (Grace Bay) and gorgeous turquoise water, but overall the experience was a little rich for our blood. Read the full […]

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