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 evolve, 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

After our first initial visit to Zion National Park back in 2010, this magnificent valley in Utah had become a favorite. I have come back several times with friends to hike the Emerald Pools trail, the Narrows and to find a sense of grounding. My now adult daughter hikes, camps here with friends and even… 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

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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

Mesa Verde National Park, was the first place that I can remember that intrigued my sense for travel and adventure. I can still recall sitting at my desk in the 5th grade, while my teacher was speaking about Mesa Verde, as I inquisitively turned the pages of the book. Looking at the photos of the… 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. Aswan, Egypt After doing… 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, that finding an apartment or house to stay in with multiple people is the best choice. My two female friends and I were traveling into Giza from Cairo, and we were looking for a comfortable place to stay. I had researched hotel and rental… 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. Siwa Osasis, Egypt With that said, while I was in Siwa… 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 rest 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

Is it love or an obsession? I may be obsessed with my love for afternoon tea, or I may be in love with my obsession. At this point in the game, I doubt it matters. Tea Lounge - Waldorf Astoria, Las Vegas I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness… 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 BRUSSELS – A Food Journal

Eating my way through a city is not uncommon, especially in a city where the food is part of the culture.  I love to eat, and love to learn about culture; Brussels was just one of those cities that had it all. This is a city where I could go back to again, and eat… Continue reading What I ate in BRUSSELS – A Food Journal

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.  Greetings from Mostar, Bosnia-Herzegovina As I traveled… Continue reading What I ate in THE BALKANS – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Food Journals

What I ate in POLAND – A Food Journal

I. LOVE. POLAND. I have visited this beloved country a couple of times since 2015, and plan on re-visiting this amazing place several more times. Although the food in Poland is interesting, and it is a hit or miss when it comes to eating out. Fortunately, there were more hits than misses. I will say… Continue reading What I ate in POLAND – A Food Journal

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The Magic of Mykonos | Discovering Greece

I have been asked by many if Mykonos was as beautiful as its photos, and I have always answered, "More so". The beauty of Mykonos stretches far beyond pictures, it is more the feeling and energy of the island that captivates its visitors. Mykonos is more than its photos. I had visited Mykonos with my… Continue reading The Magic of Mykonos | Discovering Greece