New city, new food, New Orleans

It’s hard not to love a city that teems with life around every corner. Live music and dancing entertains passers-by, old world architecture is enhanced with fresh flowers in window boxes, colorful art lines streets, and colorful locals add their own spicy flavor to the mix. New Orleans lives up to all expectations of a city that loves to party. …

Philly Phavs

After 44 posts detailing highlights from around the world, I think it’s about time I give some credit to my hometown, the great Keystone State of Pennsylvania.  Today I’ll start with Philadelphia.  Even though I don’t get to the city as often as I’d like, there are a few places I’ve been to that are worth going back.  Some for …

The City that Always Eats

Food, glorious food!  I wanted to sing it on Broadway during my latest trip to NYC, but musicals were not the focus this time.  My cousin may not have a gourmet kitchen, but who needs one when you live in a city with a Zagat rated restaurant on every corner?  Deciding which one to go to first was one of …

Rainforest vacation

Vacation squared

Nothing like a cabin in the middle of the rainforest. No phone (this won’t post till I get some bars), no TV, just me, the forest wildlife, and the beach around the corner. These few days in Cape Tribulation seclusion have been my vacation within a vacation, and now I’m recharged and ready to take on the rest of the …

Best of both worlds

Best of both worlds

A wine and cheese party in one! Kiwis really know how to do it up right. If you like cheese and you like wine, why not combine the two? The amazing minds at the Gibbston Valley Cheesery did just that. They soaked their cheddar cheese in wine and wrapped it up. She had me at Pinot Noir! Unfortunately they don’t …