Global Dining

The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

The Box Tree Restaurant is an award winning fine dining experience in the heart of Ilkley, which is a small spa town in West Yorkshire, England. The cuisine served has a French base and is seasonal, so the menu creations change season to season. Over the decades The Box Tree has been awarded numerous awards… Continue reading The Box Tree Restaurant – An Award Winning Dining Experience | Ilkley, West Yorkshire, England

U.S. National Parks

Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

Reserction Bay Exploring Kenai Fjords National Park, which lies just outside of Seward, was an extraordinary experience while traveling through Alaska. This is where ice, ocean and mountains meet and the best way to visit this national park is by boat or kayak. If water travel is not your thing, you do have the option… Continue reading Kenai Fjords National Park | Exploring Alaska

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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

Global Dining

Farewell to the long running 21 Club | Manhattan, New York

There were many moments when I traveled to a country or dined at a notable restaurant, and I made it just in time. I had either missed a natural disaster, an act of violence, or in this case the closure of a legendary restaurant prior to the pandemic. My father and others who know me,… Continue reading Farewell to the long running 21 Club | Manhattan, New York

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. Main Street America aka 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 very… Continue reading What I ate in NEW MEXICO | A Food Journal

Global Dining

A Swanky Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet | Biblioteka No 1 in Riga, Latvia

VÄ“rmane Gardens is one of the prettiest public parks in the Baltics States and is located in the center of Riga, Latvia. It was one of my favorite places in the city and it made for a day of relaxing strolls, a canal boat ride and plenty of people watching while eating my bag of… Continue reading A Swanky Champagne Sunday Brunch Buffet | Biblioteka No 1 in Riga, Latvia

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CONTE Restaurant | Perfection in Perast, Montenegro

There are a few moments in life when the world seems perfect and one of those moments for me, was in Montenegro. Not just during this seaside lunch in Perast but my entire visit to the Balkan State of Montenegro, was extraordinary. The Region of Kotor, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is lined with well-preserved… Continue reading CONTE Restaurant | Perfection in Perast, Montenegro

Global Dining

Osetra Seafood & Steaks | San Diego, California

San Diego, California- Since 2006, Osetra Seafood & Steaks has been providing a sophisticated wining and dining experience in the heart of the Gaslamp District. This fine restaurant is perfect for those who enjoy the gastronomy facets of wine, craft cocktails, exceptional seafood and steakhouse quality beef. Additionally, Osetra has the only wine tower and… Continue reading Osetra Seafood & Steaks | San Diego, California

Global Dining

The Swanky STK Steakhouse | Las Vegas, Nevada

STK inside the Cosmopolitan is a swanky on The Strip steakhouse, with a club like vibe to it. One would think that the draw into STK would be that party feel with a live DJ in the house, but the food and cocktails are just as big of a draw. We had come in for… Continue reading The Swanky STK Steakhouse | Las Vegas, Nevada

Global Dining

Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

"I have been waiting for this!" That was the message I had received from a serious fine dining friend in Las Vegas. She then sent me an article about Al Solito Posto opening in Tivoli Village and I responded, "I have my calendar out, when are we going?" You see, I am fortunate to have… Continue reading Al Solito Posto | Las Vegas, Nevada

Global Dining

The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

Have you ever walked into the Shops at Crystals located on the Las Vegas Strip, saw the brown wooden cage like restaurant and thought "I want to eat in there"? I have many times but just never got around to doing so, until several nights ago. My friend decided to have a small birthday dinner… Continue reading The Magnificent Mastro’s Ocean Club | Las Vegas, Nevada

Global Dining

Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

Top of the World is the place to be on 'top of the world' or on top of Vegas, at least. I had come in for dinner with a couple of my food friends for our January birthdays, and it was a delicious and extraordinary experience. In the 10+ years that I have lived here,… Continue reading Dinner at the Top of the World Revolving Restaurant | Las Vegas, Nevada

Food Journals

What I ate in CAIRO and GIZA, EGYPT | A Food Journal

When I was first planning our trip to Egypt, I had researched traditional Egyptian food and was looking forward to eating many of their dishes. As soon as I got into Cairo, the majority of the food that I ate was International Cuisine, that we were staying at. I was not too disappointed because the… Continue reading What I ate in CAIRO and GIZA, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Global Dining

Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Budva, Montenegro- Traveling six weeks through Eastern Europe and the Balkans gave me many opportunities to eat at magnificent restaurants. In Budapest there was Gundel and Gerbeaud, in Zagreb it was Agave and in Budva it was Jardan Kod Krsta. Budva, Montenegro For four decades, Jardan Kod Krsta, a family run restaurant, has been Budva's… Continue reading Jardan Kod Krsta | Budva’s Most Famous Restaurant

Global Dining, Jetsetting

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

Global Dining, Jetsetting

An evening at the Old Cataract Hotel | Aswan, Egypt

If someone told me 35 years ago that I would be traveling to Egypt with two people whom I have known since grade school, I would have told this person they were nuts. It did happen though and I will say that I love how the universe puts together these memorable rondevous with others. We… Continue reading An evening at the Old Cataract Hotel | Aswan, Egypt

Global Dining

The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

I am not ashamed to say that I have always been considered the 'Black Sheep' of my family. I believe that is why this Southwest neighborhood Las Vegas restaurant and I have clicked since they opened. The Black Sheep has been the restaurant that I frequent most regularly for dinner with family and friends. This… Continue reading The Black Sheep | Award Winning Vietnamese Fusion Cuisine in Las Vegas

Food Journals

What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Part three! I am actually amazed and somewhat impressed at the amount of food I eat when I travel. Now I do not eat like this every day, if you have been wondering. My daily meals are very healthy and simple plus I make my own green juice daily. It is when I travel that… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 3 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- There are a handful of restaurants that I enjoy going back to in Las Vegas, for their inventive seasonal menus and extraordinary service. Sparrow + Wolf is on that list. The first time I dined here was soon after they first opened in the summer of 2017, and we were seated in… Continue reading Chef Brian Howard’s Sparrow + Wolf | Modern American Cuisine in Vegas’s Chinatown

Food Journals

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

Yes, this is part two of my food journal while in Ireland on a two week solo journey. There are more food journals! I love Ireland and have been to the Emerald Isle three times since 2011. I have a deep fondness for the food, the drink, the landscapes and the culture of Ireland. Galway,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal