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A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

I have always delighted in the whole experience of afternoon tea; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many interpretations of afternoon tea from a casual café setting, to the opulence of a Palm Court. The Balmoral Hotel There are not many stylish Palm Courts left in the… Continue reading A Classic Scottish Afternoon Tea | The Balmoral in Edinburgh

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Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

Street View of Bunratty Castle Over the years, I have seen countless castles and stately homes throughout the United Kingdom and Europe. Although each castle experience was different to each other, Bunratty Castle in County Clare, Ireland was quite special. It might have been that Bunratty was not over the top and I really loved… Continue reading Bunratty Castle & Folk Park | Explorng Ireland

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

I have visited London time after time since 2009, and I am not done yet. In fact, Great Britain is my most frequented country that I have visited and explored. For over a decade, I have watched the food scene evolve, and I am excited about it. England is not all about fish and chips… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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

England is not all about fish and chips or English fry-ups, although those are a couple of my favorite British meals. Over the last decade that I have traveled to the United Kingdom, I noticed the food scene changing, and it has excited me. I am not only a fan of their changing food scene,… Continue reading What I ate in London – Part 3 – A Food Journal

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The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

The Petrosian Bar inside the Bellagio Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas offers the best of both posh worlds; caviar service and afternoon tea, as well as a Caviar Afternoon Tea. This location shows off the more sophisticated side of this city, especially when it comes to enjoying the finer things. Petrossian Caviar Service Petrossian… Continue reading The Petrossian Bar – Caviar and Afternoon Tea | Las Vegas, Nevada

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The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Hidden within the Smoky Mountains of Gatlinburg, Tennessee is a little gem of place called, The Wild Plum Tea Room. Locals had suggested this restaurant to me, thinking that I would enjoy it, and they were correct. This dining experience was exactly what I was looking for during my day trip to Gatlinburg. It was… Continue reading The Wild Plum Tea Room | Gatlinburg, Tennessee

Jetsetting, UNESCO

Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are many wonderous layers of Egypt to explore, and one visit to this North African country was not enough, I know it was not for me. First, you have the Pyramdis of Giza and all the historic temples of ancient Egypt that run along the Nile River. Then you have another layer of Egyptian… Continue reading Exploring Old Islamic Cairo | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

Crossing into Tallinn, Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia marked a huge travel milestone for me. It was the moment that I had accomplished one of my big travel goals; to visit every Baltic State, Eastern European, and Balkan country.  I did it in four years from the time that I fell in love with… Continue reading Kalev-Maiasmokk Café | The Oldest Cafe in Tallinn, Estonia

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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 trying many of their dishes. As soon as I got into Cairo, the majority of the food that I ate was International Cuisine, especially in the hotels that we were staying at. I was not… Continue reading What I ate in CAIRO and GIZA, EGYPT | A Food Journal

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Horse Riding Through the Sahara | GIZA, EGYPT

"This is one of the best things I have ever done in my life!" That is what my friend said while we were horse riding through the Sahara desert and overlooking the Pyramids of Giza. There are extraordinary experiences that one can do in their lifetime and this was one of them. My friends and… Continue reading Horse Riding Through the Sahara | GIZA, EGYPT

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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

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The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

Las Vegas, Nevada - They say that the third time is a charm, meaning when the third time something is attempted, luck will prevail. That lucky rule did prevail one Sunday afternoon, after several years of attempting to sit inside the Tea Lounge at the Waldorf Astoria in Las Vegas. It was for their afternoon… Continue reading The Tea Lounge at Waldorf Astoria – The Swankiest Afternoon Tea in Sin City

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Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

Experiencing a proper afternoon tea service may seem quite intimidating or unnecessary to most. It is a British tradition that has spanned a couple of centuries starting in the 1800s, and has taken on different incarnations across the globe. Once you have experienced your first afternoon tea, you will be hooked, and life may never… Continue reading Afternoon Tea 101 – Basics on the ritual called ‘Afternoon Tea’

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A Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea | The Plaza in New York City

I have always delighted in the whole experience of afternoon tea; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service. There are many interpretations of afternoon tea from a casual café setting, to the opulence of a Palm Court. Inside the Palm Court - The Plaza Hotel There are not many stylish… Continue reading A Festive Holiday Afternoon Tea | The Plaza in New York City

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Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

The first time I saw the OXO Tower was a moment or two before I took the photo below. I was cruising down the Thames River, and spotted the building that I had read about in my London book guides. It set in motion a curiosity to one day visit it, and possibly dine at… Continue reading Afternoon Tea at the OXO Tower Restaurant in London, England

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For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

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. I have always delighted in the whole experience; the formality and the deliciousness that comes with a proper tea service.… Continue reading For the Love of Afternoon Tea – Part One

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

Germany is one of those countries that I can go, and will go back to over and over. Since 2015, I have visited Deutschland three times, and do not plan on stopping. This is a country that has rich history, charming villages, cultural cities, and glorious food. Greetings from Oktoberfest - Munich This blog is… Continue reading What I ate in GERMANY – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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What I ate in BELGIUM – A Food Journal

Eating and drinking your way through a country can be a fulfilling expedition, especially if you combine the food in with the culture. While I was in Belgium, I had a list of foods that I wanted to try. They were either traditional dishes or found at the one of the oldest establishments. Then there… Continue reading What I ate in BELGIUM – 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 ESTONIA – A Food Journal

Crossing into Tallinn, Estonia by bus from Riga, Latvia marked a huge travel milestone for me. It was the moment that I had accomplished one of my big travel goals; to visit every Baltic State, Eastern European, and Balkan country.  I did it in four years from the time that I fell in love with… Continue reading What I ate in ESTONIA – A Food Journal