About the Tourist

Traveling is one of my favorite things. I adore seeing, eating, and experiencing new things. I’ve started this blog as a way to share my experiences as they happen and reminisce about past travels.  Check me out on Twitter.

NC Eatin’ completed counties 44/100: Sampson, Wake, Durham, Nash, Currituck, Dare, Guilford, Buncome, Yancey, Catawba, New Hanover, Orange, Mecklenburg, Alamance, Rowan, Forsyth, Johnston, Franklin, Madison, McDowell, Vance, Randolph, Gaston, Transylvania, Burke, Surry, Wilkes, Davidson, Cabarrus, Iredell, Halifax, Perquimans, Brunswick, Pender, Harnett, Hoke, Davie, Haywood, Rutherford, Edgecombe, Martin, Lee, Columbus, Henderson.

Century Club countries visited 45/100: United States (resident), Canada (early 1980s), England (1996/2000/2001/2005), France (1996/2000/2004), Wales (2000), Ireland (2000), Scotland (2000), Italy (2004, 2008), Vatican City (2004), Spain (2004), Puerto Rico (2006, 2007), Bahamas (2006), U.S. Virgin Islands – St. Thomas, St. John (2006, 2007), St. Martin – French Leeward Islands (2006), St. Maarten – formerly Netherlands Antilles (2006), Dominica (2007), Barbados (2007), St. Lucia (2007), Antigua (2007), Netherlands (2008), Greece (2008), Ionian Islands – Corfu (2008), Croatia (2008), Jamaica (2008), Germany (2009), Czech Republic (2009), Austria (2009), Denmark (2009), Sweden (2009), Finland (2009), Russia (2009), Estonia (2009), Poland (2009), Norway (2009), Ecuador (2010), Galapagos (2010), Mexico (2010), Iceland (2011), Hawaii (2012), Argentina (2013), Brazil (2013), Peru (2014), Bolivia (2014), Belize (2015), Guatemala (2016).

USA states visited (39/51): Alabama, Arizona, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Delaware, District of Columbia, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Louisiana, Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri, Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington, West Virginia, Hawaii.

Ace’s states (14/51): North Carolina (2/17/11), South Carolina (4/15/11), Tennessee (9/4/11), Arkansas (11/23/11), Massachusetts (12/27/11), New York (1/2/12), Illinois (8/9/12), Hawaii (8/9/12), Texas (8/17/12), Oklahoma (11/20/12), Georgia (5/29/13), Florida (5/30/13), Virginia (12/6/13), Maryland (12/6/13).

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14 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Terri Tompkins  |  November 7, 2007 at 8:39 am

    If you don’t explode before you make it to Duplin County, I’d have to recommend “The Country Squire”, which is just out of Kenansville. The food is very good, but the physical building is something you really must see. I won’t spoil the adventure with more details, but will add that there’s a bed & breakfast in case you over do it or just simply like the place!

  • 2. Betty Jones  |  January 3, 2008 at 4:21 pm

    You didn’t mention Historic Hillsborough is in Orange County as well as Chapel Hill. There are 4 good restuarnts on Churton St (main street), plus you can take a walking tour of the historic sites and houses. Well worth the trip!

  • 3. jc  |  February 20, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    Hey Feisty

    Nice blog!

    Enjoy Venice

    jc from CC

  • 4. bibomedia  |  March 4, 2008 at 6:40 pm


  • 5. Lisa  |  March 12, 2008 at 12:31 pm

    Found your blog from cruisecritic. One of my fave urls is mosttraveledperson.com

    Have you checked it out?

  • 6. Matt  |  March 17, 2008 at 2:23 pm

    Wow, musicals, travelling, good food, photography, GSE/GSW where are you people hiding out? My interests are much the same. How is it that you afford the time and money to travel when you’d like? I’m trying to figure out how to see more of the world (especially where the main language isn’t English… though I’d love to go to Australia). I too would love to see the Northern Lights but unfortunately I was in Alaska in the spring/summer. Oh well, I like to use food as part of the travel both as a reason to go to a particular place as well as a way to vicariously travel to a land I’ve not been to yet. Good luck with the blog and well, you don’t have to run if it isn’t your thing.. I decided on racquetball.

  • 7. Lisa Damian  |  April 13, 2008 at 10:24 am

    I think that food is often one of those things we remember most about where we’ve been. If you really delve into the local cuisine, it can definitely enrich your travel experiences.

    I recently saw the Northern Lights from the sky, on my way home from Beijing. While crossing over Alaska, the pilot told announced that there was a good view of the display from the left side of the plane. It was beautiful!

    I love to travel too, and often write about my world travels on my blog, the Damian Daily at http://damiandaily.wordpress.com.

    Good luck in your travels!

  • 8. Lara @ southern wedding style  |  May 10, 2008 at 1:20 am

    I found your blog on Elizabeth Anne Designs. I am moving to Chapel Hill in 5 weeks. I see you are in the NC area : ) I look forward to following your travels here on your blog and maybe bumping into you in NC! Thanks for the great posts!

  • 9. Daniel  |  June 25, 2008 at 7:30 am

    Wow, you’ve been doing some traveling. May I suggest Aruba? I put some photos on my blog (among other things). Check it out at http://www.bentpage.wordpress.com. Thanks!

  • 10. Check it out —–> « Feisty Tourist  |  October 14, 2008 at 8:38 pm

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  • 11. veronica hall  |  March 12, 2009 at 4:07 pm

    i see you havent been to lee county yet. may i suggest yarboroughs ice cream. it is close to the railroad house in downtown sanford . historical area.good food,alot of artifacts in this ice cream shop. try the barbecue sandwich with slaw good stuff.you will learn alot from this visit they make the ice cream there.

  • 12. christiborden  |  March 15, 2009 at 11:23 am

    Love your blog. Found you from cruisecritic.com. I lived in Dubai for many years and traveled quite extensively (when the company would pay for it) but still try to get across the pond now that I am Stateside. We are taking a western Med. cruise this summer and would appreciate any suggestions on what to do when finding yourself with one day to see the highlights of Barcelona, Palma de Majorca, Tunis, Palermo, Naples, etc. Thanks.

  • 13. jenni  |  March 12, 2010 at 9:35 pm

    I thought of your blog today when I ate at Fuller’s BBQ & Buffet in Lumberton today – Robeson County – it’s good country cookin’ – you’ve got to try it! 😀

  • 14. Cindy  |  July 29, 2010 at 10:06 pm

    I was wondering if it was possible to purchase a copy of your photo of Leed’s Castle, the one from the air that shows the water. Please let me know. Thanks.


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