Dining · Las Vegas · Uncategorized · United States

Quick Vegas Trip

I had to spend 3 nights in Las Vegas for a work conference at Caesar’s Palace.  I’ve been to Vegas a few times and have visited Caesar’s but have never stayed there.  Let me say that I was NOT happy with the room I received, which I am pretty sure was the worst room in… Continue reading Quick Vegas Trip

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My Two Favorite Travel Items

My all time favorite travel accessory is something I have only had for about a year. It’s my Nalgene Travel Bag for my toiletries and liquids.  Steve bought one for each of us and I love, love, love this sucker.  First, I hate checking bags so for the past several years I have been trying to… Continue reading My Two Favorite Travel Items

California · Caribbean · Dining · Italy · New York · Uncategorized · United States · Wine

Favorite Meals of 2016

Thinking back over 2016, I realized that I had eaten several good meals while traveling (and a few bad ones) and thought I’d share a few of the ones that came to mind. The picture on the heading is actually of the BBQ shrimp entree at Mr. B’s Bistro in New Orleans – we didn’t… Continue reading Favorite Meals of 2016

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Eating in Sonoma, CA – Our top Two Favorites

Since we rented a small house, we actually did quite a bit of cooking at home during this trip.  We were there over New Years and my husband and I both hate going out to eat on New Years Eve – the service is usually rushed and impersonal, the menus are often pre-set or pre-fixe… Continue reading Eating in Sonoma, CA – Our top Two Favorites

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Sonoma Wine Tastings and a Celebrity Sighting!

We spent the first two days of our trip visiting the different AVAs in Sonoma.  We didn’t even scratch the surface.  A few things I learned about Sonoma County:  First, it has 17 separate and individual AVAs within it and there are over 400 wineries alone.  Most people immediately think “Napa” when they think of… Continue reading Sonoma Wine Tastings and a Celebrity Sighting!

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Scenic Beauty of Sonoma, CA – From Redwood Forests to the Coast

We spent five days in Sonoma and rented a 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage on Chalk Hill Road near Healdsburg, CA as our home base to explore the region. I’ll detail our wine tastings (with an exciting celebrity sighting!) and eateries in a separate post but wanted to share some of the nature exploring we… Continue reading Scenic Beauty of Sonoma, CA – From Redwood Forests to the Coast

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2017 Travel Plans and Wishlist

2016 has come and gone and I am glad that it’s over.  Not a fantastic year as far as I’m concerned but Stephen and I did have some enjoyable trips this past year.  Over the course of the year, we spent a week in Italy visiting Rome and the Amalfi Coast for a week in… Continue reading 2017 Travel Plans and Wishlist