Jetsetting

The Colonial Quarter & Castillo de San Marcos | Historic St. Augustine, Florida

Prior to the Pilgrims landing on Plymouth Rock and before the English colony of Jamestown, there was St. Augustine in Florida. It was founded as a settlement in 1565 by Pedro Menendez de Aviles, which makes it the oldest continuously occupied settlement of European and African American origin in the United States. Castillo de San… Continue reading The Colonial Quarter & Castillo de San Marcos | Historic St. Augustine, Florida

Jetsetting

The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

Madrid's Architecture Creating an itinerary for Madrid was quite challenging for me, and I am a seasoned traveler with 50 countries under my jet setting seatbelt. I was in Madrid for a week, and wanted to fill it with the city's history, art, culture, and its remarkable dining. I believe that I did a 'pat… Continue reading The Magnificent City of Madrid | Discovering Spain

Jetsetting

Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

The art and culture scene of Madrid is a brilliant one, and it is one of my favorites on this side of the pond. If your interests also lie in art, then you understand the appreciation one feels to take in a region's art scene through a variety of mediums. The city of Madrid is… Continue reading Madrid’s Greatest Museums | Discovering Spain

Jetsetting

Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

During my travels, I have always found myself exploring castles, old fortress, and palaces; I suppose it is one of my travel obsessions. I have been to so many that I lost count a few years ago, but then again I was never counting. In my own mad way, visiting former royal residences has always… Continue reading Palacio Real de Madrid – The Royal Palace of Madrid | Discovering Spain

Global Dining

EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Las Vegas, NV- EDO Tapas is another of my favorites in Las Vegas. It is not located on The Strip, but is a swanky little Spanish wine restaurant in Chinatown. Many of my Vegas food friends and I have always raved about EDO, and I had also enjoyed their original food truck 'Boqueria Street'. They… Continue reading EDO Gastro Tapas & Wine | Tasteful Tapas in Las Vegas’s Chinatown

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

A walk through the picturesque El Retiro Park makes for a tranquil afternoon for both locals and tourists alike. I had strolled the park gardens several times during my visit to Madrid, and it was a relaxing time away from the busyness of the city's bustle. The park is one of the largest in the… Continue reading Madrid’s El Retiro Park – A UNESCO World Heritage Site | Discovering Spain

Jetsetting

Cebu City’s Spanish Heritage Sites | Exploring the Philippines

On my first adult visit to Cebu, where my parents and family originated from, I made it a point to visit many of the Spanish heritage sites. I think that I was trying to understand my Spanish DNA (as per Ancestry .com) as much as possible, even if it were only through buildings and monuments.… Continue reading Cebu City’s Spanish Heritage Sites | Exploring the Philippines

Food Journals

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

As part of any traveling experience, discovering a region's food and drink scene are essential to understanding its culture. I found the food of Madrid to be just as flavorful as the city itself. Now before even stepping into Spain, I had already researched several restaurants that I wanted to dine at. This included a… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 2 – A Food Journal

Jetsetting, UNESCO

A Day in TOLEDO, SPAIN | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Visiting the historical ancient city of Toledo is essential while traveling through Spain. Whether you do a day trip from Madrid or stay in this medieval city for a couple of nights, a trip to Toledo will leave you enchanted. Toledo, Spain I decided to do a day trip from Madrid, and I took a… Continue reading A Day in TOLEDO, SPAIN | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Global Dining, Jetsetting

Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

In Madrid, down a small quiet street, in a dark intimate restaurant, upon a small corner stage, a group of musicians and world renowned Flamenco dancers come together, and put on one of the best shows in the world. They have achieved top recognition as the "The Best Flamenco Tablao in the World" from the… Continue reading Corral de la Moreria – A Michelin Star and the World’s Best Tablao Flamenco

Food Journals

What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Madrid was the first city that I had ever visited in Spain. I am saying this because there will be other return trips to Spain. I knew that I would be back after the first couple of days that I was exploring, because Madrid and I just 'clicked'. I found this majestic city to be… Continue reading What I ate in MADRID – Part 1 – A Food Journal

Global Dining

Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

In 1966 within the reputable residence of the Salamanca district in Madrid, Restaurante La Trainera was born. For over fifty years La Trainera has been one the city's top restaurants for seafood. When I travel, I try to seek out seafood restaurants with a history of serving fresh fish and shellfish. Since Madrid is a… Continue reading Restaurante La Trainera – A Place for Seafood in Madrid, Spain

Global Dining

Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

Here is where I had a gastronomic affair with many tapas. Many, many tapas! One of the highlights of traveling to Madrid is noshing your way through the Mercado de San Miguel. It is an enticing market where one can taste the different flavors of Spain under one roof. Meracado de San Miguel Stepping into… Continue reading Meracado de San Miguel – A Gastronomic Affair

Global Dining

Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain

Table for one at one of the oldest restaurants in the world. According to the Guinness Book of World Records, Botin in Madrid is the oldest restaurant in the world. What is funny is that I thought that I ate at the oldest restaurant in the world back in 2015; Historische Wurstkuchl in Regensburg, Germany… Continue reading Sobrino de Botín en Madrid, Spain