Vacations to Inspire Great Cooks

Posted on January 21st, 2014

Planning a vacation to Europe this year?  Or maybe to Turkey or Morocco or Mexico or Central or South America or the UK?  Add some spice to your trip with a cooking class.

The International Kitchen,, has been creating spectacular vacations built around the food and flavors of the international market since... Read More...


Vietnam & Cambodia – A Trip Back To War

Posted on February 9th, 2013

I remember the Vietnam War – vaguely.  Back in the 50s/60s/early 70s, we didn’t have CNN or 24/7 news coverage as we do now, or live-streaming internet feeds,  so the fall of Saigon wasn’t... Read More...


Rhonda Goes Rambling

Posted on February 9th, 2013

I met Rhonda on my trip to Vietnam and Cambodia.  She was almost mid-way in her seven-month adventure traveling to exotic ports of call and her story is an inspiration for those of us who sometimes... Read More...


Cruise Europe’s Christmas Markets

Posted on November 1st, 2012

Cruising the Danube River would be a delight any time but offers the promise of an especially magical pre-holiday celebration – one I’m hoping to plan for December 2013. Imagine leaving... Read More...

Monet's Lily Pond

Monet & His Gardens

Posted on October 11th, 2012

I really wish I had known Monet.  Since high school French, I’ve loved his romantic paintings – especially those of his gardens in Giverney and the water lily pond.  Last week, I visited... Read More...


Perspective from Paris

Posted on November 29th, 2011

It’s always good to escape the routine and explore new adventures.  Paris in October was my escape!  A week-long visit to the City of Lights with cousin JoAnn and nine other unrelated folks in... Read More...

Grannies On Safari

Grannies on Safari

Posted on September 27th, 2011

Grannies on Safari co-hosts, Regina Fraser and Pat Johnson, are rock stars when it comes to travel adventures. These hip and happening, self-proclaimed “Grannies,” have a PBS TV series that... Read More...

Historic Food

Cooking Up Some History in The U.K.

Posted on September 12th, 2011

If you love to travel and you love to cook, and you’re interested in English history, you need to check out food historian Ivan Day. Mr. Day began collecting antique cookbooks and utensils more... Read More...


High Roller Holidays

Posted on July 8th, 2011

Feel lucky?  Want to roll the dice like a sheik or celeb?  Then head to Vegas or, as a back-up, you can party on Paradise Island – as long as money is flowing.

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