This is the first thing I do to begin my packing plan for each adventure: Rule #1 Using my itinerary, I picture myself in each location. How do I want to look in the photo? That’s how I begin my packing list. Using my detailed itinerary, I imagine myself going to each place on the … More Your Perfect Packing Plan Rule #1
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 … More Traveling at Home
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 … More A Divine French Holiday
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 … More A Day Of New York Minutes
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. … More The Glamour of Traveling
Started my Repeal Day off with a “Snowjito” cocktail overlooking the citi Pond ice rink at NYC’s Bryant Park. What better thing to eat while watching ice skating than tomato bisque and grilled cheese? Have a yummy Repeal Day!
My son and I enjoyed a quick bite with food from Cafe Metro near the NYC Public Library. We ate at a table in Bryant Park entertained by actors from the Broadway smash Mama Mia! Just another day in the big city.
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 … More King of Cheese, part one