Travel

Tis The Season

This Holiday Season, I find myself battling a dilemma.  I recently mentioned to my husband that I’d like to scale down our less meaningful Christmas gifts.  Instead, I suggested we focus our efforts on experiences, like travel, performances, or that fancy-pants restaurant we’ve wanted to go to.  This year I’m feeling very anti purchase-a-bunch-of-meaningless-gifts-no-one-really-needs. Many […]

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 […]