Travel

Dinner and Driving

This past weekend my husband and I were in Las Vegas to spend time with a group of friends. Through the travel agent of a friend, we got a pretty good rate for the Mandarin Oriental Hotel, located next to the Aria. I did not know this was a casino-free, nonsmoking hotel, but boy did […]

South Beach Food and Wine Festival

My husband and I had the great privilege recently of staying with some amazing friends for a few days while we all attended the South Beach (Sobe) Food and Wine Festival in Miami, Florida. Our adventure started with a red-eye flight from Seattle, WA to Miami, FL. After landing in Miami at 8 am, we […]

New York, Part 2

Day four of our seven-day trip in NYC, we headed to the East Village to Chef-owner David Chang’s Momofuku Noodle Bar.  Momofuku is his group of award winning restaurants.  Those in NY are: Momofuku Noodle Bar, Momofuku Ssäm Bar, Má Pêche, Momofuku Ko, Milk Bar, and Booker & Dax.  “Momofuku” could be translated from Japanese […]

New York, Part 1

For ages I have wanted to go to New York.  In my dancing years, I longed to visit The Big Apple and call myself a true artist – one who had made the pilgrimage to visit the Holy Grail of arts and culture in the United States. In more recent years, while watching cooking and […]

Tourism in Your Back Yard

I have had the great fortune and privilege of being able to travel in recent years.  My husband and I travel several times a year domestically and once every two years or so, we travel internationally. Being a tourist, especially in a foreign country, one has a certain responsibility to be as respectful as one […]

Work & Play in Hawaii

Last weekend, my husband and I found ourselves in Honolulu for the American Association of Endodontists Annual Session.  The staff of my husband’s office was also there with their spouses or partners, so I tagged along for some much needed vitamin D. His office staff booked everyone’s accommodations.  We all stayed at the Waikiki Shore […]

Whistler Wonderland

Last Sunday my husband Michael and I drove six or so hours up to Whistler, Canada for a ski trip.  Forgoing our three year tradition of going to Aspen, we decided to venture to Whistler instead.  Both locations have positives and negatives, but one of the positives of Whistler, is that we took our own […]