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

USA Travel

New Mexico’s Route 66 | Road Tripping in America

Road Tripping along America's Mother Road- Route 66 and Interstate 40 has always been an adventure for me in the past two decades. Sometimes it was a quick drive where I stopped for sleep, a meal, and gas. While there were other times that I took my time and stopped off at Albuquerque, Santa Fe… Continue reading New Mexico’s Route 66 | Road Tripping in America

UNESCO, USA Travel

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

Jetsetting

Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

It was not until I moved out of Los Angeles later in life,that I learned the only people who call Tijuana, "TJ", are those who grew up in California. When people asked me if I had ever been to Mexico, I would say "Yeah, TJ", and no one knew what I was saying. Not even… Continue reading Tijuana “TJ”, Mexico | A Quick Trip Over the Border

Food Journals

What I ate in NEW MEXICO | A Food Journal

New Mexico is one of my favorite Southwestern states to road trip through, and I have done it many times in the last twenty years. Highway 40 goes right though New Mexico, and parts of old Route 66 still exist in this state. The food scene in New Mexico is spicy and full of flavor,… Continue reading What I ate in NEW MEXICO | A Food Journal

Global Dining

Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

Sitting down for a meal at Barrio Café in central Phoenix is one of America's most sought after Mexican food experiences. This highly acclaimed restaurant has been featured on 'Diners, Drive-ins and Dives', had countless write-ups, and comes highly recommended on various social media platforms. That is how I came across Barrio Café, through research… Continue reading Lunch at the Award Winning Barrio Café | Phoenix, Arizona

Global Dining

A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona

I may have enjoyed eating at Gertrude's more than visiting the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. This really should not come to anyone's surprise, considering that I practically live for a pleasant dining ambiance, great service, and even better food. Also, I am sure that I spent just as much time eating at Gertrude's… Continue reading A Lavish Lunch at Gertrude’s | Desert Botanical Gardens in Phoenix, Arizona