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A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

I had the most perfect chicken meatballs while lunching at Kolonade Restaurant in Riga, Latvia and it was totally unexpected. I was in the capital of Latvia and on my way to the city park, when I spotted a darling one-story columned house across the LAIMA clock. I thought the building looked interesting and realized that… Continue reading A Perfect Lunch at Kolonade Wine Restaurant | Riga, Latvia

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Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

"I have been waiting for this!" That was the message I had received from a serious fine dining friend in Las Vegas. She then sent me an article about Al Solito Posto opening in Tivoli Village and I responded, "I have my calendar out, when are we going?" You see, I am fortunate to have… Continue reading Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode Baar | Tallinn, Estonia

Being a New Waver turned Goth Girl back in the 80s and 90s, running into the Depeche Mode Baar in Old Town Tallinn was a double take moment. DM was a huge part of my youth as well into my adulthood. I have seen these Brits in concert more than any band in my repertoire,… Continue reading Just Can’t Get Enough – Depeche Mode Baar | Tallinn, Estonia

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The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you ever walked into the Shops at Crystals located on the Las Vegas Strip, saw the brown wooden cage like restaurant and thought "I want to eat in there"? I have many times but just never got around to doing so, until several nights ago. My friend decided to have a small birthday dinner… Continue reading The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

Top of the World is the place to be on 'top of the world' or on top of Vegas, at least. I had come in for dinner with a couple of my food friends for our January birthdays, and it was a delicious and extraordinary experience. In the 10+ years that I have lived here,… Continue reading Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

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Restoranas Lokys | The Forrest Food House in Vilnius, Lithuania

Vilnius, the charming and historic capital of Lithuania, is a captivating city with a myriad of architectural styles and cobble stone streets, but with a youthful and bright disposition. Shortly after the fall of communism in the region, Vilnius was inscribed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 1994, specifically the Historic Centre. Political centre… Continue reading Restoranas Lokys | The Forrest Food House in Vilnius, Lithuania

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Bistro Agava | A Michelin Bib Gourmand Awarded Restaurant in Zagreb, Croatia

Zagreb, the charming and historic capital of Croatia is an exciting city to visit while traveling through the Balkan States. The region of Zagreb dates back to the Roman times and is saturated with history and culture. There are many excellent places to visit, as well as to dine, while exploring Croatia's capital city. Zagreb… Continue reading Bistro Agava | A Michelin Bib Gourmand Awarded Restaurant in Zagreb, Croatia

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Lunch at Inat Kuca | Sarajevo’s Legendary Spite House

The capital city and cultural hub of Bosnia and Herzegovina is Sarajevo. This fascinating city sits within a basin surrounded by a lush green mountainous valley. Sarajevo has been known for its many cultural layers and various civilizations, once being considered a great melting pot of the world's major religions. It is an interesting city… Continue reading Lunch at Inat Kuca | Sarajevo’s Legendary Spite House

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Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Budva, Montenegro- Traveling six weeks through Eastern Europe and the Balkans gave me many opportunities to eat at magnificent restaurants. In Budapest there was Gundel and Gerbeaud, in Zagreb it was Agave and in Budva it was Jardan Kod Krsta. Budva, Montenegro For four decades, Jardan Kod Krsta, a family run restaurant, has been Budva's… Continue reading Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

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Borough Market | London’s Oldest Food Market

Borough is one of my favorite markets in London. The first time I visited Borough Market was back in 2015 and every time that I revisited London, I always came back to this food haven. There are a variety of vendors from fresh food markets to restaurants and cafes. It is an exciting place to… Continue reading Borough Market | London’s Oldest Food Market

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Sandra’s Place and Cheristo Seafood Restaurant | A Perfect Pair in GIZA, EGYPT

Giza, Egypt- I have found that over the years of traveling, finding an apartment or house to stay in with multiple people is a great choice. My two female friends and I were traveling into Giza from Cairo and were looking for a comfortable place to stay. I had researched hotel and rental options, and… Continue reading Sandra’s Place and Cheristo Seafood Restaurant | A Perfect Pair in GIZA, EGYPT

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At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

Budapest, Hungary - This goes out to the lovers of fine chocolates and the connoisseurs of divine pastries, I share your passion and would never steer you wrong! Café Gerbeaud has been a gastronomic delight since 1858 and is one of the oldest cafe's in Europe. Stepping inside the saloon is a lavish step back… Continue reading At the Legendary Café Gerbeaud | Budapest, Hungary

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An evening at the Old Cataract Hotel | Aswan, Egypt

If someone told me 35 years ago that I would be traveling to Egypt with two people whom I have known since grade school, I would have told this person they were nuts. It did happen though and I will say that I love how the universe puts together these memorable rondevous with others. We… Continue reading An evening at the Old Cataract Hotel | Aswan, Egypt

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Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

Have you ever upgraded your airline flight at the last minute? I have and I always try to. Upgrading at the last minute for a discounted rate can be a little chancey, but it is the chance worth taking. There are several ways to upgrade for a lower cost prior to a flight. They range… Continue reading Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

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Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

A grand stay with grand cuisine - During our last few days in Cairo, we stayed at the Grand Nile Tower that sits along the banks of the River Nile. This is one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels and all in all, we found it a nice place to stay. Although my friends and I… Continue reading Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

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Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

It was our last dinner together after a couple of weeks exploring Egypt and my longtime friends and I wanted to celebrate with a fine dining experience. Fortunately we were staying at one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels, the Grand Nile Tower. The hotel is located in the heart of Cairo and it over looks… Continue reading Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

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NR in NYC | A Place for Ramen and Cocktails

New York City is not short of noodle houses and some of the best ramens that I have eaten were in Manhattan. It goes the same with cocktails in this city, there are an abundance of places serving fine drinks and some of the best I have ever drunk were in Manhattan. On my last… Continue reading NR in NYC | A Place for Ramen and Cocktails

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The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

I am not ashamed to say that I have always been considered the 'Black Sheep' of my family. I believe that is why this Southwest neighborhood Las Vegas restaurant and I have clicked since they opened. The Black Sheep has been the restaurant that I frequent most regularly for dinner with family and friends. This… Continue reading The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

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Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- There are a handful of restaurants that I enjoy going back to in Las Vegas, for their inventive seasonal menus and extraordinary service. Sparrow + Wolf is on that list. The first time I dined here was soon after they first opened in the summer of 2017, and we were seated in… Continue reading Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

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Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

In the last several years that I have lived in Las Vegas, the Arts District has been undergoing a tasteful gentrification with luxury condominiums, art galleries, fun retro stores, and impressive dining establishments. Not many tourists know about this neighborhood, so us locals get to indulge in this up and coming Las Vegas area for… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District