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I’m gonna stray from the highway (no this isn’t a country song)

I think that the best learning occurs when you take the side road, and driving across the country, I was able to, literally, do just that. By getting off the main highways, I put myself in line to experience the true gems, the soul of an area, and each unexpected turn in the road not only taught me more about the type of college I want to attend, but it also taught me about myself.  Read more

In the Kitchen with: Chef Wesley True

Sometimes, straying from the path can be a very good thing.

After getting lost in Montgomery, Alabama, my mom and I haphazardly stumbled across an incredible restaurant, True, where we later found out Oprah had dined only 4 days before! After a delicious and playful meal, I had the honor of interviewing Chef Wesley True, who is working on some pretty awesome stuff! It is truly (no pun intended) incredible to see so much creativity in a single person! Here he gives us a sneak peek into his newest, up and coming project, and shares his thoughts on what one needs to have success. Check out more at and please please please consider donating to the Fulfillment Fund!

Big City Breathless

Anyone who has stepped foot into Times Square will understand what I mean when I say it takes your breath away. So much happens so fast, and the city slows for no one. 
Times Square is how I imagine a bizarre to be; the people rushing past you, the different colored light, honking horns, shouting voices, and the overwhelming smell of roasting peanuts and meat. 
As Claire and I rounded the corner of 42nd street and into Time Square we were picked up and dissolved into the shuffle. It was a wonderful and and ongoing whirlwind that carried us through the next 2 days as if time had melted away (so much so that I nearly forgot to blog until now!). 
While we were in New York we saw two incredible shows, Pippin and The Realistic Jonses! We also dined at Hearth, Estela (where we had the BEST beef tartar in the world), and ABC Cocina. In between the food and the shows, and lots and lots of walking,  we also toured four remarkable schools; NYU Gallatin, Pratt, Columbia, and The New School! New York City is such a vibrant place it is no surprise that such diverse learning communities have found their home there. 
Overall, New York was incredible! It left me excited for the day, the moment, and the future. 
We just got into Atlanta and will soon be off to Emory! Stay tuned!

Good Bye New York

Okay, fans, we are not neglecting you.  We have had an amazing couple of days in New York looking at NYU, Columbia, Pratt and The New School, Seeing Pippin and The Realistic Jonses  on Broadway and eating at great restaurants, Hearth, and Estela.  All the details to come, but now we are on our way to Atlanta, and we just haven’t had enough time to blog. So sorry!  But please keep checking in and keep donating. We are sure to come up with some great insights to travel, food, education and mom’s and daughters special time.  Here is our last view of NY, driving over the Williamsburg bridge.  What a gorgeous, vibrant, incredible, hard to top city.  Thank you New Yorkers, and the weather God for a beautiful couple of packed to the hilt days.