Jetsetting

The Charming City of Chester | Discovering England

Ah, Chester! This city in England is one of my favorites with its lovely black and white rows, or magpies as I like to call them. The city walls are also a favorite, and were first built by the Romans. They are some of the best-preserved walls in the United Kingdom, and have a Grade… Continue reading The Charming City of Chester | Discovering England

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Unforgettable Sarajevo | Discovering Bosnia and Herzegovina

I have been asked before if I ever lost or misplaced my passport, and my response has always been "Yes, in Sarajevo!" I remember thinking to myself at that time, besides a wave of panic, "I now live here. I live in Sarajevo now". I was also grateful that my taxi driver pointed out the… Continue reading Unforgettable Sarajevo | Discovering Bosnia and Herzegovina

Global Dining

EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas is another of my favorites in Las Vegas. It is not located on The Strip, but is a swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends and I have always raved about EDO, and I had also enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. They… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Global Dining

Anima by EDO | Delicious Dining in Las Vegas

Anima by EDO is one of Las Vegas's local gems, and is one of my favorite restaurants to dine within the city. It is the newest concept by EDO Gastro Tapas, which happens to be another local favorite of mine. The creative dishes offered here go beyond the traditional tapas, although their tapas are outstanding.… Continue reading Anima by EDO | Delicious Dining in Las Vegas

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Al Solito Posto – Chef James Trees | ‘At the Usual Place’ in Las Vegas, Nevada

Al Solito Posto,"At the usual place", has become one of my usual places in Las Vegas. Chef James Trees has been a Las Vegas favorite chef for a few years now, and has opened several popular restaurants- Al Solito Posto, Ada's Wine, and Esther's Kitchen. Each having a different concept, but all offering sumptuouhttps://www.adaslv.com/s dishes,… Continue reading Al Solito Posto – Chef James Trees | ‘At the Usual Place’ in Las Vegas, Nevada

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Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

I was having a travel conversation with a friend from Berlin, and he was intrigued at the number of cities that I had visited in his home country of Germany. At one point in the conversation he mentioned that I probably had seen more of Germany than most Germans, which I incredibly doubt. He did… Continue reading Konstanz along the Bodensee | Discovering Germany

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Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

James Beard Award Finalist Chef James Trees has definitely made an impression here in Las Vegas. With Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and again with Ada's Wine (Chef James Trees & LEV Group). I knew that I was going to love Ada's because I have enjoyed everything that Chef James Trees has brought to Vegas.… Continue reading Ada’s Wine – Chef James Trees | A Perfect Place for Wine & Food in Las Vegas

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Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

Dresden came as a surprise to me when I first visited the city in 2015. I have since returned, and with each visit I have grown to love this city even more. Dresden is one of the nicest cities to visit in eastern Germany- the restaurants are excellent, the architecture is stunning, and the art… Continue reading Visiting Dresden – ‘The Jewel Box’ | Discovering Germany

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Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

There are many German towns and cities that I have written about regarding my love affair with Germany. This country has "It", and has been my travel crush since 2015. Now Berlin, well Berlin, this city captivates me. Berlin is very different from other cities in Germany, and many of its residents have told me… Continue reading Sites to See in Beautiful BERLIN | Discovering Germany

Global Dining

Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

Chef James Trees is one of our favorite chefs here in Las Vegas, and he has opened up several outstanding restaurants- Esther's Kitchen, Al Solito Posto, and Ada's Wine Bar. All of them happen to be a few of my Vegas favorites, as well as my friends who love to dine. Esther's Kitchen was our… Continue reading Esther’s Kitchen – Chef James Trees | Modern Italian Cuisine in Las Vegas’s Art District

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Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

Zagreb is the vibrant capital of Croatia, and is an absolute charmer. Most people head to the country's most talked about locations of Split, Dubrovnik, or the Plitvace National Parks, which I did go to on this visit. On my future visits to Croatia, I plan to explore more of the country, but I wanted… Continue reading Visiting Zagreb | The Capital of Croatia

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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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Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

I am honest with people who want to travel with me when I say that I may not be the person they want to travel with. Being a solo traveler for over a decade, I do not wait for anyone, and can be uncompromising and stubborn. Especially if I want to visit a place, or… Continue reading Etno Dvaras | Traditional Cuisine in Vilnius, Lithuania

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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

Food Journals

What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

The food culture in Arizona has always intrigued me. I have found it to be a mixed bag of road food, Native American, Southwestern, and Mexican flavors, as well as classic to modern American dishes. Depending on where you are in Arizona and what you are doing, that mixed bag can play in your favor.… Continue reading What I ate in ARIZONA | A Food Journal

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Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

The Louvre is massive, and I will be fair in saying that one visit to Paris's most beloved museum is not enough. I have been three times, and I am positive that I have not seen everything. This extraordinary palace turned museum contains countless collections of the world's most famous and priceless pieces of art;… Continue reading Visiting the Louvre Museum in Paris | Discovering France

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Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris | Discovering France

My fascination with cemeteries and burial sites can be dated back decades, maybe over 30 years. I have always found them intriguing, and not at all scary or macabre. The expression of how someone is buried from the tombs, headstones, and inscriptions are an integral part of being human, and how we handle grief of… Continue reading Père Lachaise Cemetery in Paris | Discovering France

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Lovely Lake Bled | Discovering Slovenia

A visit to Lake Bled while exploring Slovenia will always be worth the journey. Over the centuries, people (especially Europeans) have flocked to the shores of Lake Bled for its medical benefits, as well as some R & R -rest and relaxation. That is why I had ventured out to Lake Bled from Ljubljana, a… Continue reading Lovely Lake Bled | Discovering Slovenia

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Hvalfjörður -Hval Fjord | An Unforgettable ICELANDIC Road Trip

There are many places to road trip in this world and heaven knows that I have I done many. There was one unforgettable road trip that has always stayed with me, and that was through the Hval Fjord in Iceland. In fact, both of my most memorable road trips have been in this country. The… Continue reading Hvalfjörður -Hval Fjord | An Unforgettable ICELANDIC Road Trip