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G. Garvin’s Miami Travel Tips

Miami has a big reputation for being a party city because of South Beach, but there are plenty of wonderful things to see and restaurants to visit. When you’re in town, check out Coconut Grove and Coral Gables for shopping and different cuisines. Brickell is a new neighborhood in downtown Miami with great restaurants and […]

G. Garvin’s New York City Travel Guide

There are plenty of reasons to visit the Big Apple, the food scene being just one of them. There are thousands of restaurants in New York City. Obviously, you can’t visit them all, so my advice is to pick a few in different neighborhoods; that way you can explore the city and have different dining […]

G. Garvin’s Connecticut Travel Guide

Connecticut is the southernmost state in New England and a neighbor of New York and Massachusetts, making it a great state for a quick vacation. The restaurant scene is alive and growing, thanks to local purveyors. During the warmer months the farms are open to visitors and are an awesome place to bring the family […]

G. Garvin’s Philadelphia Travel Tips

Philly gets a lot of flack for “not being as good as New York,” but it’s unique and special. Philadelphia has a lot of history and character and it shouldn’t be counted out in your search for a great vacation city. It’s filled with interesting treasures like the Magic Gardens: an artistic outdoor gallery made […]

G. Garvin’s Washington D.C. Travel Tips

Every American should visit the nation’s capital. Obviously there is a great deal of history here and incredible monuments. The food scene is going strong as well. The next time you get the chance to visit D.C., make sure you’re not just seeing the historic landmarks but also going to different parts of the city […]

G. Garvin’s Los Angeles Travel Tips

Southern California has its own energy. The weather is always perfect, and there’s just about something for everyone. You can hit the Santa Monica Pier, hike in Malibu and head down to Abbott Kinney to check out the hot culinary scene. If you’re a night owl, hit the Sunset Strip to listen to some local […]

G. Garvin’s California Travel Tips

I found some amazing places to eat during the years I lived in Los Angeles. Now I love coming through to visit and checking out the new spots. The next time you’re in Cali, live like a local. Stray off the beaten path for a truly unique experience in one of the hip neighborhoods like […]

G. Garvin’s Las Vegas Travel Tips

Vegas is all about go big or go home. People imagine a crazy party on the strip, but it’s so much more than that. The culinary scene both in the resorts and off the beaten path can’t be missed. I had a great time seeing different sides to Vegas, and I encourage you all to […]

G. Garvin’s Down-Home Travel Tips

“Down-home” describes an unpretentious, laid-back Southern life. Food prepared with down-home style is simple, wholesome and delicious. The locations I visited on my down-home road trip truly represent everything great about the word. The best part about it? You bring the Southern life to wherever you live. Check out your local farmers’ market, grab some […]

G. Garvin’s Louisville Travel Tips

There is much more to Louisville than you’d think. Besides college sports and the Kentucky Derby, this city is filled with locals who love their city. There are farms minutes from downtown, making the restaurant scene locally and seasonally driven. Give Louisville a shot in the summer or fall to avoid the crowds, and secure […]

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