Archive for the ‘TASTE BUDS’ 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 | 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

My Dream Vacation in Maui

My Dream Vacation in Maui
Story by staff writer Betsy Villanella. Photos Copyright © Betsy Villanella. WHEN I WAS a teen, I found out that my parents were going on a vacation to Hawaii to meet my brother, who would be there for R&R during his service in Vietnam. It disappointed me greatly when I was told I couldn’t go...
November 29th, 2011 | LODGING, STAFF, HAWAII, ISLANDS, MEMORIES, OUTDOORS EATING, Scenic Wonders | Read More

Adventures in Sausalito, California

Adventures in Sausalito, California
Story by staff writer Judy Clement Wall. Photos Copyright © Judy Clement Wall. NOT LONG AGO, I heard Neil Gaiman read a story about adventure. Actually, he read a piece about wanting to write a story about adventure. His wife laughed at his wild ideas about including aliens and pirates and duels and...
October 26th, 2011 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, OUTDOORS EATING | 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