Jetsetting, UNESCO

Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

There are so many reasons to love Riga, and every place I visited within the city just added to my "Love List". The restaurant scene, Bastejklana Park, the Art Nouveau neighborhoods, the markets, the city's vibe, and its historic centre- just to name a few. Hello from Riga! 'Old Town' in Riga is a charmer,… Continue reading Historic Centre of Riga, Latvia – A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Jetsetting, UNESCO

The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

Machu Picchu is a place of magic and mysticism, and those who have made the lengthy journey to visit it have experienced just that. Even while looking at photos of this sacred Incan site, it opens up inspiration and wonderment. Machu Picchu's energy is that powerful and special. It is one of those locations on… Continue reading The Magic of Machu Picchu | A UNESCO World Heritage Site

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TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

They say that once you turn left you never go right. We are not talking politics here either! I was heading home to the United States after two months in Europe, and had booked a flight with TAP Airlines from Madrid to New York, with a layover in Portugal. Once I arrived in Portugal that… Continue reading TAP Airlines Executive Class Cuisine | What to Expect

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Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy

When I crossed the Bridge of Sighs over the Rio de Palazzo canal, and glanced through the stone lattice windows, I had comprehended why its name came to be. The Bridge of Sighs was not named after a romantic sentiment of gazing at the white limestone bridge, watching gondolas breeze by, and breathing a big… Continue reading Doge’s Palace & the Bridge of Sighs | Discovering Venice, Italy

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Raeapteek – Europe’s Oldest Pharmacy | Discovering Tallinn, Estonia

I have been to many of "the oldest" places during my travels- the oldest in the city, the oldest in a country or the oldest in world. You can simply call it a fond fascination for places that are the original, the first or the oldest. So when I was in Tallinn, Estonia and came… Continue reading Raeapteek – Europe’s Oldest Pharmacy | Discovering Tallinn, Estonia

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 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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What I ate FROM ASWAN to LUXOR, EGYPT | A Food Journal

Once you leave Cairo and travel south to the cities of Aswan and Luxor, plus everything in between, you will get a different taste of Egypt. The major destination cities are all along the Nile River, and the best way to visit them is by taking a cruise. My friends and I had flown down… Continue reading What I ate FROM ASWAN to LUXOR, EGYPT | A Food Journal

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Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

Have you ever upgraded your airline flight at the last minute? I always try to. Upgrading at the last minute for a discounted rate can be a little chancey, but it is the chance worth taking. There are several ways to upgrade for a lower cost prior to a flight. They range from waiting for… Continue reading Turkish Airlines Business Class Upgrade | What to Expect

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Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

A grand stay with grand cuisine - During our last few days in Cairo we stayed at the Grand Nile Tower that sits along the banks of the River Nile. This is one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels, and all in all we found it a nice place to stay. Although my friends and I… Continue reading Grand Eating at the Grand Nile Tower | CAIRO, EGYPT

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Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

It was our last dinner together after a couple of weeks exploring Egypt, and my longtime friends and I wanted to celebrate with a fine dining experience. Fortunately we were staying at one of Cairo's most luxurious hotels, the Grand Nile Tower. The hotel is located in the heart of Cairo, and it over looks… Continue reading Grand Nile Tower Resort’s Revolving Restaurant | CAIRO, EGYPT

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What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

The beautiful beach towns that rest along the Red Sea in Egypt, such as Sharm El Sheikh and Dahab, are unlike any other places in Egypt. I found Sharm to be very relaxing, friendly but with a hint of adventure. There are many tourists who come to Sharm or Dahab, and skip Cairo all together… Continue reading What I ate along the RED SEA in EGYPT | A Food Journal

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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. Greetings… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 2 – A Food Journal

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

Ireland has been one of my favorite countries to visit and have visited three times since 2011. My love for Ireland was there even before I had a DNA test done, and found out that I have a wee dram of Irish blood in me. I am sure that is where my love for gin,… Continue reading What I ate in IRELAND – Part 1 – A Food Journal

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My Flashback Food Memories in Ireland

I have been taking food photos before it became popular. Way back to the days when it was not trendy, and several friends as well as on-lookers made fun of me. I recall one of the first times that I was recording what I ate, it was a plate of Fish and Chips in Salem,… Continue reading My Flashback Food Memories in Ireland

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Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

Whether it be on my own or with friends, I will certainly go the extra mile with travel experiences. My lifelong friends and I were traveling through Egypt, and we were spending a few days in Luxor. We had just completed an adventurous four day cruise up the Nile River that started in Aswan. Spending… Continue reading Cocktails & Afternoon Tea at Winter Palace | Luxor, Egypt

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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

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Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

I am just going to come out and say it, Richardson's New Mexico Cuisine in Phoenix had tastier dishes than the state of New Mexico! I have traveled throughout New Mexico over the last two decades, and have stayed in both Santa Fe and Albuquerque several times. I have been down to Carlsbad Caverns, Roswell,… Continue reading Richardson’s New Mexico Cuisine Restaurant | Phoenix, Arizona

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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

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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

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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