Blogger Kathy Rudolph Petrino On the Beauty of Glacier National Park

May 20, 2021
There are many reasons Kathy Rudolph Petrino loves to write about her extensive travel itinerary, but none are more important than her desire to teach people how to have the best visits possible to her favorite haunts, thus making them thrive, so she can visit again and again. Of course, Kathy also would like for those who read her blog to make fewer of the missteps she has made on the same trips because she’s generous. One of Kathy Rudolph Petrino’s favorite destinations is Glacier National Park in Montana.

Located right on the Canadian border, Glacier National Park is often referred to as "America's Switzerland, in part because ” as the area was once known, is home to some of the most beautiful features anywhere, including meadows, mountains, and lakes full of more than a thousand species of plants. Hikers will find hundreds of miles of trails in Glacier National Park, while those who just want to enjoy the scenery will find Red Jammer buses and wooden tour boats to help them take in the gorgeous scenery. Whatever you do, make sure you experience this vast pristine ecosystem at the center of the "Crown of the Continent Ecosystem," a 16,000 square mileregion of protected land.

Experience Excursioning New Orleans: Kathy Rudolph Petrino

November 19, 2020
If you want to know why Kathy Rudolph Petrino loves to write about her travels, it’s because she’s generous. She is intent on traveling to as many places as possible during her lifetime and she is passionate about that, but she is also passionate about wanting to share her experiences and to help others have as great a time as she has. She wants to see as many people as possible have as much fun as she does, so she writes about every aspect of her trips and about all of her favorite destinations. Knowing more makes for a better trip.

One destination Kathy Rudolph Petrino loves to visit is New Orleans, Louisiana. When you refer to it by it’s name or by its initials, NOLA, or you call it by its nickname, “The Big Easy,” the image conjures up a lot of things, most of them good. For a city that has been knocked on its back a few times - most recently after Hurricane Katrina - there is a life to the city that can’t be denied. The city’s motto is “Laissez les bons temps rouler!” (“Let the good times roll!”) and it is that attitude toward life that infuses New Orleans with an attitude that is different from most.

The first thing most people notice is the incredible scrumptious French-inspired Creole and Cajun food, but there is also the sound of the place, between the live jazz and blues clubs and the myriad street performers, it’s hard to miss the music. That is why one of the best ways to take in the spirit of New Orleans is just to walk around the city and take in its three main neighborhoods. The Garden District is home to some of the largest and most ornate mansions in the city, as well as many of its trendiest bars and restaurants. Them you make your way to the Riverfront/Warehouse District, which has seen an amazing revitalization in the last few years. Old warehouses have been transformed into shops, art galleries, and trendy restaurants that you will want to meander through.

Of course, once you get through that area, you’ll come to the famous French Quarter, where old-style 18th century French homes with wrought-iron balconies dominate the area. There is something for everyone in the Franchise Quarter, including some of the greatest Cajun food in the city. Here you’ll find Jackson Square, St. Louis Cathedral, beautiful homes, and bars blaring the best jazz anywhere.