Food Journals

What I ate in FLORIDA | A Food Journal

Florida has always been a fun state to explore, and I am speaking beyond Walt Disney World. During my travels to Florida, I have been as far north as Fernandina Beach to as far south as the tip of the Florida Keys. Greetings from Miami! Yes, I have been to Walt Disney World a few… Continue reading What I ate in FLORIDA | A Food Journal

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What I ate in FRANCE | A Food Journal

France is famous for many things: art, architecture, culture, fashion, and food- just to name a few. Since I first started visiting this country almost fifteen years ago; I had done a lot, seen a lot, and ate a lot. Each region has its own specialties of wines, cheeses, and local dishes; and eating your… Continue reading What I ate in FRANCE | A Food Journal

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Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

The city of Prague has been on the radar of travelers since the fall of communism in the Czech Republic thirty years ago. This city is unlike any other in the world with its unique culture, centuries of history, renowned Czech restaurants, and of course its fairy-tale architecture. I do love Prague, I have been… Continue reading Historic Centre of Prague – A UNESCO World Heritage Site – Exploring the Czech Republic

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Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

On the way to Old Town Edinburgh was everything that I was hoping it would be and more. I enjoyed my first round so much that I came back again a couple years later. Much of my love for this city was the majestic Old Town neighborhood, and the Royal Mile. Although New Town Edinburgh… Continue reading Edinburgh Old & New Town – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Scotland

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The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

Madrid's Architecture Creating an itinerary for Madrid was quite challenging for me, and I am a seasoned traveler with 50 countries under my jet setting seatbelt. I was in Madrid for a week, and wanted to fill it with the city's history, art, culture, and its remarkable dining. I believe that I did a 'pat… Continue reading The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

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A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

The Ring of Kerry, Dingle Peninsula, and Killarney in Ireland had been on my radar for many years. I had already traveled to Ireland twice prior, but never to the south western tip; home to the Dingle Peninsula and the Ring of Kerry. On my most recent trip to Ireland, I decided to explore the… Continue reading A Day on the Dingle Peninsula | Discovering Ireland

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My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

It all sounds very theatrical but I did return to Galway, and oh my, how it had changed in seven years. On my most recent visit to Ireland, I had been twice before, so the third time was an absolute charm- especially in Galway. I was exploring the west coast of Ireland, traveling up from… Continue reading My Return to Galway | Discovering Ireland

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Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

Due to the conflict with Russia, Ukraine and Belarus, I was debating on posting this blog. The country is currently in the red zone of Travel Advisory, of do not travel. I am doing it anyways, in the hopes that Belarus soon will be once more be free to travel in. I was standing at… Continue reading Visiting Minsk – A Memoir | Discovering Belarus

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The Cultural City of NOVI SAD | Discovering Serbia

Stari Grad I had an extra day or two while I was visiting Belgrade in Serbia, and decided on a quick solo trip to the second largest city, Novi Sad. This was a very easy trip that I strongly recommend for those who are visiting Belgrade. The travel time was only 1.5 hours, and the… Continue reading The Cultural City of NOVI SAD | Discovering Serbia

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Berat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Albania

The Ottomaon-era town of Berat, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is an exceptional location in Albania with centuries of historical and cultural significance. This is a town that is known for its religious tolerance, unique architecture, and is famously called the "Town of a thousand windows." Berat - Town of a thousand windows When I… Continue reading Berat – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Albania

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Beautiful Budapest – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Hungary

The Queen of the Danube, the beautiful city of Budapest lives up to that noble title. Once upon a time this city was two separate towns, Buda and Pest, with Buda being the royal capital and Pest the commercial side. Both sides being divided by the grand Danube River. It was not until 1837 when… Continue reading Beautiful Budapest – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Hungary

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Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

The beautiful town of Bamberg was one of many reasons that I had fallen in love with Bavaria. After I first saw photos of the Atles Rathaus, the Old town hall, which is positioned on the river with bridges on either sides, I thought how stunning! I had seen various photos of towns in Bavaria… Continue reading Beautiful Bamberg in Bavaria- A UNESCO a World Heritage Site | Exploring Germany

Global Dining

The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Hidden within the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a little gem of place called, The Wild Plum Tea Room. Locals had suggested this restaurant to me, thinking that I would enjoy it, and they were correct. This dining experience was exactly what I was looking for during my day trip to Gatlinburg. It was… Continue reading The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

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Café Belvedere | Cream Cake + Views of Lake Bled, Slovenia

Bled Cream Cake, Rosé, Caffe and a Fairy Tale View - That was all that I needed to seal the deal on my love for Slovenia. It all happened at Café Belvedere, a graceful spot along Lake Bled, which boasts the best church and lake views. Café Belvedere not only had breath taking views, but… Continue reading Café Belvedere | Cream Cake + Views of Lake Bled, Slovenia

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The Grand Cafe | Luxurious Dining in Minsk, Belarus

The Grand Café in Minsk, Belarus was so very grand! This luxurious and sumptuous restaurant was one of the most beautiful old world dining establishments of its kind, that I have been to in Eastern Europe. One of my other favorite grand cafes was Gundel Restaurant in the heart of Budapest, Hungary. Minsk, Belarus -… Continue reading The Grand Cafe | Luxurious Dining in Minsk, Belarus

Food Journals

What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

I had spent almost a week in Louisiana while taking a road trip from Las Vegas to Florida, and New Orleans was the centerpiece of my stay. I had never been to this state before, and found it very friendly, pleasant, and slow paced. I loved New Orleans, and it was a remarkable city to… Continue reading What I ate in LOUISIANA – A Food Journal

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Zlata Ribica | A classic restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia

The Triple Bridge in Ljubljana As a traveling gastronome, one of my goals is to taste as many traditional dishes in the country or city that I am visiting. Slovenia had several regional dishes that I was curious on trying, and I found three of them under one roof. Restaurant Zlata Ribica is considered one… Continue reading Zlata Ribica | A classic restaurant in Ljubljana, Slovenia

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Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

I had finally made it to the oldest restaurant in London! I had been wanting to dine at Rules for over a decade, and after numerous trips to England I finally made it a top priority. As a food enthusiast, I take my eating seriously and have a restaurant bucket list. Rules was on that… Continue reading Lunching at RULES | London’s Oldest Restaurant

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Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

Crossing into Tallinn, Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia marked a huge travel milestone for me. It was the moment that I had accomplished one of my big travel goals; to visit every Baltic State, Eastern European, and Balkan country.  I did it in four years from the time that I fell in love with… Continue reading Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

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Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona

As my sun sign is in Capricorn, an earth sign, I enjoy anything with a grounding nature. That is why I have a deep fondness for mountains, forests, vegetable dishes, and gardens. One of my favorite things to do while traveling is visit a garden, if my schedule permits. This might have to do with… Continue reading Desert Botanicals Gardens & the Marshall Butterfly Pavilion | Phoenix, Arizona