July 23, 2019
 
Kathy Petrino loves to write about her frequent travels, but it is her generosity that may be the most pervasive. She wants others to visit all the same places she has enjoyed and she wants them to miss out on the occasional difficulties that pop up. For example, Kathy Petrino wants as many people as possible to have as much fun as she did in one ofher favorite destinations; New Orleans, Louisiana.Whether one refers to it by its name, by its acronym, NOLA, or its nickname, “The Big Easy,” the area conjures great images of unending jazz and great food.

Sure, the city has been knocked backward a few times, such as in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, but there is so much life in New Orleans, it is simply a great place to visit and a far different than most other cities. For instance, NOLA is famous for the panoply of scents coming from the constant cooking of scrumptious French-inspired Creole and Cajun food. In addition to great food, though, the city lives up to its motto, “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”), which is why the sounds wafting through the New Orleans air are as compelling as the scents. Between the myriad live jazz and blues clubs and the street performers who appear on almost every block, it’s hard to miss the music. There is nothing like New Orleans anywhere else.
January 17, 2019
 
There is no question that Kathy Petrino loves to write about her extensive travels. For one thing, she is generous. She wants to see as many great places as possible in her lifetime, but she also wants to share her experiences in a way that makes others want to see the same things. Kathy also would like for those who read her blog to make fewer of the missteps she has made on the same trips. She wants others to have as good a time as she had, if not better. That is the primary reason Kathy Petrino writes about every aspect of her trips; she wants others to have as much fun as she.

One of Kathy Petrino’s favorite destinations is Florida’s Emerald Coast, which is the state’s northern Gulf Coast. For many years, the region was called the “Redneck Riviera,” but more recently a number of savvy investors have been making a great show of revitalizing the area with new hotels and condo buildings, including the first-ever five-star resort, called Henderson Beach Resort. So many investments are being made that the town of Seaside has been transformed into one of the most beautiful and eco-friendly towns in Florida.