Tag: Travel

Traveling at Home

Recently we cashed in a few hotel points and stayed at our local Marriott at HARBORCENTER in Buffalo. The hotel is connected to the Key Bank Center, home of the Buffalo Sabres. We had Saturday afternoon tickets and decided to take advantage of the parking and proximity. We parked our car in the ramp for the…

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A Divine French Holiday

I just returned from a dream vacation, Paris to Lyon and a cruise on the Rhone River. I ate new foods, tasted wonderful wine and saw monuments and lavender fields. This was a “check this off the list” sort of trip. Paris was a wonderful city and I could stay for months and never see…

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A Day Of New York Minutes

4:25 am: I’m up before the alarm for my 6:45 am flight. It’s safe to say that happens never. 5:01 am: put on sensible shoes and put suitcase into car. 5:04 am: change sensible shoes and replace with more stylish shoes. 5:11 am: depart for airport 11 minutes late. No worries…I won’t stop for coffee…

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The Glamour of Traveling

When I had the honor of singing the US and Canadian national anthems at Toronto’s Skydome (before Rogers amassed their billions for the naming rights) I met a woman who was to throw the first pitch. Prior to the game all of the pre game folks rehearse according to a carefully prepared and timed script.…

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King of Cheese, part one

The Foodie: The obsession began on April 4, 2007, back in Parma, Italy. Parma’s in Emilia Romagna, the region south of Milan and north of Florence where Parmigiano Reggiano and Prosciutto di Parma are made. One of the things that makes Prosciutto di Parma so buttery is they feed the whey left from the production…

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