About Us


The Traveler Broads are a New Orleans-based globetrotting duo known on their passports as Jessica Fender and Kerry Maloney. (But just call them Fender and Maloney.) Through their blog, journalism and printed guides, they focus on giving visitors a glimpse of authentic New Orleans, and feel strongly that anyone – any age, size, gender, color or ability – should get to experience the wonders of travel. After spending award-winning careers in newspaper writing and photography, the longtime buds focus on finding meaningful travel experiences throughout the region and the world that benefit locals and travelers alike.


FENDER- left

Sarcastic AF, she picked up her lifelong love of snark, terrible puns, and an effing Pulitzer (she can’t believe it either) writing for newspapers. When she discovered spa days and jungle tours are more fun than campaign finance reports — who knew? — she packed her bags to travel the world. Skills include: Cocktailing, Tetris-ing the hell out of a carryon, and getting off on being withholding.

MALONEY – right

A photojournalist and wedding photographer, who likes photographing beaches more than bitches. Life goals include: Singledom, figuring out how to never shower again, and finding a lipstick that can survive a trans-Atlantic flight. Don’t even try to keep track of her hair color, it changes faster than airfares to Brazil during high season. 

28 thoughts on “About Us”

  1. Hi! This post could not be written any better! Reading through this
    post reminds me of my previous room mate! He always kept chatting about this.

    I will forward this write-up to him. Fairly certain he will have a good read.
    Thank you for sharing!

  2. Bruce Northridge

    Maloney — Thanks for sporting your “RESIST” headdress at the Frida Fest this weekend.
    And thanks for taking my card* so we can get your mom meeting all the ‘kool kids’ here in Bay St Louis.

    *that was my business card. the yahoo address that I’m using here will work better.

    Fender — The writeup above says that you’re ‘into’ spa days. Come on back to the Bay and I’ll introduce you to my sister-in-law Gehdonne who can put together one of the best spa days you will ever encounter. Betcha!

  3. Hi Traveler Broads! Would love to be a guest/or be blogged about! My company, Fireball Approves, was created in 2017 and we prevent you from rental property scams (vacation/short term/long term). We make sure you are in contact with the true owner, verify email phone and ownership. Just partnered with CLUCK for Craigslist, a google extension that overlays the site and lets you verify rentals before purchase. We also keep you safe from scams when buying used vehicles or hiring contractors.


  4. sharon Welborn

    Hi Kerry, It was a delight meeting you today. Your Travel Broads blog site ROCKS! I truly enjoyed exploring your site.
    Can’t wait to see what’s next. I look forward to seeing the pics of my place. Your fantastic energy was refreshing.
    Happy Travels, Sharon

  5. Thanks for the Christmas card. I look forward to it every year and this was right up there with the best of them. My address has changed, however. Send me an email address and I’ll update you. Let me know before you go to East Africa. I’ve got friends there.

  6. Fender and Maloney!!

    We met a couple of years ago when you came to Cafe Mimosa in Santa Fe, my brunch restaurant. Times have changed and so did our restaurant, so I want to invite you to Marquez Deli, our new incarnation! Please lmk if you want to come by for the best Pastrami sandwich in Santa Fe!

    Hope all is well in New Orleans!

    Big Love!

    Contact: Lisa Dion

    Phone: (415) 378-9648

    Email: [email protected]

    A Taste of New York in Santa Fe

    Marquez Deli showcases Mouthwatering House-Smoked Meats at the former Café Mimosa/Back Street Bistro space

    June 2020 (Santa Fe, New Mexico) — Marquez Deli opened this month, tantalizing Santa Fe diners with the distinctive flavors of the classic New York delicatessen.

    To accommodate the changing times, the former Café Mimosa has evolved into a vibrant counter-service restaurant with Mimosa’s acclaimed chef/owner Alex Hadidi still at the helm. Takeout orders can be picked up curbside, and limited socially-distanced seating is also available within.

    Marquez Deli offers The City Different something new to crave. Think tender, succulent, grass-fed, locally-procured meats, brined and smoked in-house, then sliced thinly on fresh bread from Fano Bread Company.

    Meat lovers can choose from Marquez Signature Sandwiches like the Classic Pastrami ($9), house-smoked pastrami and stone ground mustard on toasted rye; the Pastrami Reuben ($9), sauerkraut, Swiss and Thousand Island dressing; the Rachel ($10), a house-smoked turkey breast version of the Rueben on grilled sourdough; the Santa Fe Beef au Jus ($10), roast beef, onion and Swiss on a grilled hoagie with roasted green chile au jus; the Italian ($10), mortadella, sopresetta and Genoa salami on a hoagie with lettuce, tomato, onion and vinaigrette; or the Brat ($7), beer-braised bratwurst on a hoagie with mustard, relish and sauerkraut.

    Vegetarian sandwich offerings include the Beatnik ($10)—roasted beets, red peppers and portabella mushroom with a creamy Boursin pesto spread; everyone’s favorite, Grilled Cheese ($7), cheddar or gruyere on sourdough; or the Portabella ($8), grilled and marinated, with Boursin pesto.

    Guests can customize sandwiches to their specifications with choice of protein, bread and condiments. All sandwiches are served with a choice of house side salad, potato salad or potato chips.

    Eight-inch Personal Pizzas on housemade crust come in Traditional ($6.50) or Gluten-free ($8.50) Toppings include mushrooms, spinach, pesto, pepperoncini, goat cheese, salami, chipotle ground beef, red onion and kalamata olives.

    A selection of Chef Alex’s renowned Homemade Soups ($5 cup/$7 bowl) includes his ever-popular Mushroom Bisque and roasted Tomato soup. And fresh, tasty salads include Caesar, Greek and House ($6 small /$8 large).

    Beverages include beer, wine, sparking wine, mimosas, Aroma coffee, espresso drinks, tea, juices and soft drinks.

    Weekend Brunch highlights Café Mimosa favorites Smoked Salmon or Classic Eggs Benedict ($14/$13), Belgian Waffle ($9), Shakshuka ($10), New York Smoked Corned Beef Hash & Eggs ($13) and Toasted Coconut Pancakes ($6).

    Marquez Deli is located at 513C Camino del los Marquez at Linda Vista. Hours are Tuesday–Friday, 10am–3pm; Saturday and Sunday, 9am–3pm. Closed Mondays.
    For more information and a complete menu, visit marquezdeli.com. To be informed of special features, menu items and promotions, jump over to our Facebook page at Marquez Deli Santa Fe.


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