Gelato, The Mafia and Flying Shoes

I recently returned from a winter vacation in Florence with my mother, Cita, and my daughter, Kate. Florence is ancient, in all the right ways, but the streets are tricky. They can be treacherous if one is not vigilant and careful while walking on the uneven, cobblestone paths. This trip had been a good one for…

King William Fair – San Antonio, TX

King William Fair is a festival held the last Saturday of Fiesta. This year marks the 47th anniversary of the fair. King William Fair is the whole package: arts and crafts, food and drink, live music, people-watching, kids fun area all set in the beautiful setting of King William. My senses were delighted.  The event is put…

Opportunity Knocked….Again

I am very excited to announce that I am now a contributor for Girls on Food. GOF is a website featuring adventures in food and drink. The contributors are girls from coast to coast. We share information on restaurants, travel, recipes, favorite apps…if it has to do with food and drink you can find it at…

Omni Dallas Hotel – Dallas, TX

The Omni Dallas has been on my bucket list for awhile. So to say I was excited for my weekend staycation was an understatement. I was in room 1733 on the 17 floor. The views from the floor-to-ceilings windows of downtown were quite impressive, especially as the sun went down. The room was modern and comfortable….

Loulou’s Griddle in the Middle – Monterey, CA

Loulou’s Griddle in the Middle was recommended by a local Monterey resident.  What do you call someone from Monterey? A Montereyan?  We arrived when the doors opened. I am glad we did as the diner’s 3 booths, 8 counter seats and 5 tables outside were taken within minutes of our arrival. A bait shop originally,…

Beach House – Pacific Grove, CA

On a recommendation from a local Monterey resident we gave the Beach House a try.  The restaurant was beautiful.  The signature lanterns hung from the ceilings and there are tons of windows with magnificent views. Appetizers: The Feast of Lanterns Firecracker Shrimp were all they were supposed to be…crispy, spicy and bite-sized.  I could have eaten…

Fish Hopper – Monterey, CA

A hotel employee recommended the Fish Hopper for dinner.  We were greeted and seated quickly.  The view was beautiful but the restaurant was a tad warm.  Our server was very energetic and friendly.  We ordered the “Award Winning Clam Chowder”.  It was bland, requiring a lot of salt and pepper.  The sourdough rolls were a…

Spindrift Inn – Monterey, CA

My daughter, Kate, graduated high school in June.  For her graduation my mother and I took her to Monterey, Carmel and San Francisco.  We had an amazing trip and enjoyed every second of it. We flew into San Jose, rented a car and drove to Monterey.  We stayed at the Spindrift Inn on Cannery Row….

Opportunity Knocked and I Answered

I am beyond excited to announce that I am creating travel experiences for Guidrr.  Did I say I am excited?  I am EXCITED!  Guidrr’s mission is to “challenge real travel people to create self-guided travel experiences for every traveler, every destination and every need”.  I will be sharing my travel experiences via the Guidrr app…

Staycation Destination: Dallas/Fort Worth

Favorite Picks for a Dallas/Fort Worth Staycation Dallas Klyde Warren Park There are a variety of food trucks each day. My favorites are Nammi, Ruthie’s and Coolhaus. Music Thursdays are great for live entertainment. Skyline 360 Tour of all the buildings you can see from KWP without walking! Food Truck Yard Check the website for…