Welcome to our little blog! I’m Mrs. Nola Nerd, a 30ish year old nerd who loves traveling, food, Star Wars, The Legend of Zelda, vinyl, autographs, Third Man Records, and all kinds of other nerdy stuff. My love of travel and food stems from my family. Our little unit of mom, dad, two sisters, and me continuously moved throughout the state/country/world while I was growing up. By the time I reached high school, I had lived in Ohio, California, Australia, and Louisiana! Louisiana was where the heart was, however, and that’s the state we traversed around the most. As my family moved yet again to Florida when I went to college, I stayed behind and received my diploma and found a job teaching at a wonderful high school. My father was an Italian chef (born and raised in Italy), so growing up we always had delicious home-cooked food to eat. No boring hamburger helper for this girl!
The year 2005 was a tragic one for many reasons, including the giant hurricane that swept through our fair city and almost decimated it and losing my father to lung cancer. However, it is because of that same hurricane that I met the love of my life, Mr. Nola Nerd. I was immediately drawn to him, though it took us ages to realize just how deep our affection for each other ran. As we grow together, we have increasingly found how intense our mutual love of all things nerdy is. Our intention, with this modest little blog, is to take you along on our journeys, so you can experience them with us, gain some insight on something you’ve been dying to try, discover a new and exciting idea, or just smile at our sometimes crazy happenings.
My travel goals are to eventually hit all 7 continents (3 down, 4 to go), visit all 50 states and take a picture by every state sign, experience as many 1000 Places to See Before You Die as possible, visit as many countries as possible, and basically, just live life to the fullest. I’m so blessed to have found the perfect soul mate to accompany me on my never-ending journeys.