As most readers know, I love to travel and I’ve had the good fortune to do so fairly extensively; however, northern Europe was never high on my travel bucket list. I seem to have preferred repeat visits to Mediterranean countries or warm weather climes … countries where the language was familiar to my ear, where I knew the food would tickle my palate and the wines would go down easy. But this trip changed my mind … forever. Continue Reading
The past weekend South Florida was pulsing with multiple outdoor food and wine festivals, each having events that spanned several days. Chief among them was the Boca Raton Wine + Food Festival and the Flavors of Fort Lauderdale event. And, if that wasn’t enough, the same weekend there was a Delray Wine +Seafood Festival, Lake Park Seafood Festival and some Peruvian Culinary Festival in Miami.
What’s a gal to do? One can only eat and sip so much. Continue Reading
Perhaps its because I lived most of my life in NYC, but when I visit now I seem to have a penchant for eating at restaurants that are either new, trendy, ethnic and/or funky-fun. Most of them seem to be in lower Manhattan which suits me well because that’s where I usually am. Continue Reading
Now that I’ve whined about my travel experience on my recent trip to Quebec City, I feel better so I’m happy to share some of the highlights; most importantly, a reunion of my travel gal pals.
Quebec is a lovely and picturesque city to visit but, with all due respect, there is a reason you don’t find Canadian restaurants in every corner of the world … Continue Reading
Most people who come to this blog know that I’m an enthusiastic and frequent traveler but my last trip really tested my nerves. It all but left me wanting to become a recluse and never venture out again.
Folks, the skies are no longer friendly and, worse yet, they really don’t give a s**t once you’ve paid your money. Downright incompetence and mistruths reign. Continue Reading
The city is, in fact, a wonderful mosaic of art, history, language, architecture, old/new, city/beach, culture and gastronomy. So what better way to present my most recent trip than in photo mosaics (besides I couldn’t choose between all my photos).
It’s family vacation time and we’re off to Bar-the-lona in a couple of days. (Yes, I’m practicing my ‘th’.)
Seven glorious days of trolling La Boqueria (where I took this photo on my last trip) … eating tapas and fresh seafood … drinking vino y cava … ogling Gaudi architecture … savoring the Catalan culture — and, last but certainly not least, lunch on Sunday with one of my first food-blogging friends, la famosa Nuria and her family!
¡Me ♥ Barcelona!
It’s a 4-hour drive from where I live in South FL to the Sarasota area and I’m not much of a ‘road trip’ kind of gal. But, circumstances put me on the road to Sarasota twice in the last few months.