Archive for the ‘DINING’ Category

How to Relax on a Cruise Ship

How to Relax on a Cruise Ship
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. I FEEL THAT in today’s crazy, hectic world there isn’t enough relaxation to go around. There are times that even travel-for-pleasure can be tiring. How many times have you heard the phrase, “I need a vacation to recover from...
May 11th, 2012 | STAFF, DINING, Boating, OUR FOODIE, ★ Rewind 1 | Read More

My Two Blocks of Paradise

My Two Blocks of Paradise
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. Honey Bunny and I went on a cruise recently.  It was delightful and I look forward to telling you all about it. But let me tell you about the day before and the day after our cruise—where we spent our time in a two-block radius—and...
March 9th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North

Memories of Christmas Past in Canada’s North
Story by staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos © Jon Lee, Gail Leonardis & Raymond McEwen. Feature photo © Jon Lee. WHEN I THINK about Christmas as a child in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, north of the 60th parallel in Canada’s Arctic, I actually think of warmth more than cold. Certainly...
December 17th, 2011 | STAFF, CANADA, DINING, MEMORIES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS | Read More

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce

Christmas in Rome – and Panettone Bread Pudding with Bourbon Caramel Sauce
Story by staff writer Ann McElfresh. Photos Copyright © Ann McElfresh. TOM AND I were lucky enough to live in Sicily when we were young . . . seems like a lifetime ago, yet we remember it as if it were yesterday. One of the things we hoped to cross off our “bucket list” was to spend Christmas in...
December 12th, 2011 | STAFF, EUROPE, DINING, Historic/Museums, MEMORIES, OUR FOODIE | Read More

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights

Becoming Location Independent: Costa Rica Highlights
By staff writer Lisa Carter. Photos Copyright © Jon Lee. WHEN JON AND I told friends and family we were coming to Costa Rica for three months, it was incredible how many people had been here—or knew someone who had. Statistics show that approximately 2 million visitors come to this tiny country every...
October 12th, 2011 | STAFF, SERIES, DINING, Critters & Wildlife, COSTA RICA, LOCATION INDEPENDENT | Read More

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine

In the Footsteps of Anthony Bourdain: J’s Oyster, Portland, Maine
Story by Milli Thornton & Brian Williams. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. MY HUSBAND BRIAN called from South Portland, Maine and said he’d just been to the Bug Light. I thought he said “Bud Light,” so I shrieked “WHA?!” Knowing how much he hates Bud Light (he’s more of a...
September 16th, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, Lighthouses | Read More

Le Petit Dejeuner: Funky Cafe in Vibrant Downtown Toronto

Le Petit Dejeuner: Funky Cafe in Vibrant Downtown Toronto
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Lisa Carter. LE PETIT DEJEUNER on East King Street, Toronto, in the Canadian province of Ontario, is exactly the kind of funky café I love to stumble across whenever I’m the new kid in town. Not only for the food and coffee but for strategic location,...
August 29th, 2011 | STAFF, DINING, COFFEE, ONTARIO | Read More