Food Journals

What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

The United Kingdom is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. I have been traveling to London time after time since 2009 and am not done yet. In over a decade, I have watched the food scene change and am always excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 2 – A Food Journal

U.S. National Parks

Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

Since the first time we had stepped inside Zion National Park back in 2010, this magnificent valley in Utah has been a favorite. I have come back several times with friends to hike the Emerald Pools trail, the Narrows and find a sense of grounding. My now adult daughter hikes, camps here with friends and… Continue reading Zion National Park | Exploring Utah

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SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

One of my favorite road trip agendas in the Untied States is driving through the Southwest. I have been fortunate enough to take that long road, Highway 40/ Route 66, numerous times in the last couple decades. Sometimes I would drive it with my family and other times on my own. I have also driven… Continue reading SANTA FE – My Favorite Southwest Town | Exploring New Mexico

USA Travel

Wigwam Village Motel #6 | A kitschy stay along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona

Listed on the National Historic Registry Ever since I was a kid, I wanted to stay a night at this hotel. I am not sure if I saw it on TV or a magazine, I genuinely do not remember. I just knew it was out there for me to stay in for a night during… Continue reading Wigwam Village Motel #6 | A kitschy stay along Route 66 in Holbrook, Arizona

Jetsetting

The Dominican Hotel in Brussels, Belgium | A Comfy and Classy Stay

Brussels, the bustling capital of Belgium is a magnificent city to visit for its rich history, culture and mouthwatering food scene. In the few days that I visited Brussels, I found the city to be very lively and swarming with tourists, but it was still a fascinating European city. The bustling Grand Place - Brussels,… Continue reading The Dominican Hotel in Brussels, Belgium | A Comfy and Classy Stay

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Mesa Verde National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Colorado

There are moments in people's lives when they remember the first time a fire was lit for their life's passion. I absolutely can recall the first time I learned about gourmet cheeses, and that fire of fine foods was lit. The humorous thing was that the gourmet food fire lit about the same time my… Continue reading Mesa Verde National Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Exploring Colorado

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Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

Capitol Reef was the most peaceful of the National Parks that I had visited in Utah. Many people road trip it to the more popular parks like Zion, Bryce Canyon or Arches National Park but Capitol Reef is just as stunning. It might be due to the location as it is not off the main… Continue reading Capitol Reef National Park | Exploring Utah

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Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

If you are looking to cruise the Nile River in Egypt from Aswan to Luxor, I highly recommend the experience. Deciding on a boat cruise aboard a mid-size luxury liner is an extraordinary way to see the riverways of Egypt, as well as many of the important temples in Upper Egypt. After doing a little… Continue reading Cruising Up the Nile – From Aswan to Luxor, Egypt

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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

Food Journals

What I ate in SIWA OASIS, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Siwa Oasis is one of Egypt's most isolated communities that is deep within the Western desert and approximately 30 miles from the Libyan border. This small community of 33,000 citizens has their own language called Siwi, own customs and significant dishes to their region. With that said, while I was in Siwa Oasis, I enjoyed… Continue reading What I ate in SIWA OASIS, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Global Dining

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

Food Journals

What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

The beautiful beach towns that sit along the Red Sea in Egypt, such as Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab are unlike any other places in Egypt. I found Sharm to be very relaxing, friendly but with a hint of adventure. There are many tourists who come to Sharm or Dahab and skip Cairo all together… Continue reading What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

Food Journals

For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

During this precarious year of 2020, our ideas of normality had shifted. The uncertainty of this year changed how we thought, dined and socialized on all levels. I know for myself it had slowed down my international travel but it bumped up my domestic travels- masked, social distancing and all. Fortunately, I reside in Las… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part Two

Global Dining

Dinner, Friends & Wolfgang Puck | Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

I have appreciated Chef Wolfgang Puck ever since he made his Los Angeles culinary introduction with Spago on Sunset, back in the 1980s. Thinking on those days, my friends and I would spend our whole 'part-time mall job paycheck' for dinners at upscale or trending restaurants. Spago was one of them and made a huge… Continue reading Dinner, Friends & Wolfgang Puck | Hotel Bel-Air, Los Angeles

Food Journals

What I ate in THE BALKANS – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Over the last five years, I had traveled to every Eastern European and Balkan country- Hooray! This also means that I had tasted and journaled a lot of interesting cuisine along the way. This food journal covers three of those Balkan countries: Serbia, Bosnia & Herzegovina and Croatia.  As I traveled from country to country,… Continue reading What I ate in THE BALKANS – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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The Magic of Mykonos | A True Dreamscape

Mykonos's pristine white buildings and the various shades of blue create a form of dreamscape for those who catch photo glimpses of this Grecian Island. Several friends have asked me if Mykonos really looked like the photos they have seen and I always gave it a HARD YES! ____________________ Old Town In Old Town Mykonos… Continue reading The Magic of Mykonos | A True Dreamscape