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

Jetsetting

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

Noshing in New York – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Manhattan, New York - You would assume that navigating New York City for food would be an easy task, because there are restaurants just about everywhere. In actuality, finding a place to eat in Manhattan can be overwhelming. New York is not short of historic, ethnic, trendy, and fanciful restaurants. You would have to either… Continue reading Noshing in New York – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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

USA Travel

Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska

Northern Exposure? That I do not know, but what I do know is that Talkeetna was a picturesque and charming little town in Alaska. I also know that at one time they had a CAT as Mayor. I am actually a dog person, but I will not hold that against them. While we were in… Continue reading Talkeetna Historic District | Exploring Small Town Life in Alaska

Food Journals

What I ate in MICHIGAN – A Food Journal

I love it when a long time friend asks me to come for a visit in another state, that I have never been to. It is even better when she entices you with a concert, and a state full of delicious food. Although I had been to several states in the Upper Midwest, I had… Continue reading What I ate in MICHIGAN – A Food Journal

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What I ate in OJAI, CALIFORNIA – A Food Journal

As I was writing this food journal on Ojai, I started to miss it. If you have been to Ojai then you know what I am missing. Ojai is a quiet mountain valley town with restorative energy that you can feel the moment you arrive. Greetings from Ojai Valley Inn This is where artists and… Continue reading What I ate in OJAI, CALIFORNIA – A Food Journal

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What I ate in BAVARIA – A Food Journal

Bavaria is the slice of Germany that you have always fantasized about; filled with lush forests, impressive alps, fairy tale castles, and mighty medieval towns. It is a very special state of Germany in which they even have their own dialect. Bavaria is where Munich is located, which hosts the world's biggest party every September,… Continue reading What I ate in BAVARIA – A Food Journal

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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

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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

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What I ate in ICELAND – A Food Journal

Eating in Iceland was not as exploratory as it could have gone since I draw the line on certain meats. I will not eat a puffin or horse meat, which is normally consumed in Iceland. It is their customs and I am okay with that, it's just not my bag. Now I did try wild… Continue reading What I ate in ICELAND – A Food Journal

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What I ate in ROMANIA, MOLDAVIA and BULGARIA – A Food Journal

What we label "organic" and "natural" is what they call normal. I was not sure what to expect with the cuisine in Romania, Bulgaria, and Movdavia. I did a little research, but not as much as I would have wanted to. I had to quickly change my plans from Turkey to Romania, which is another… Continue reading What I ate in ROMANIA, MOLDAVIA and BULGARIA – A Food Journal