I recently attended a TBEX conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. For those who don’t know, TBEX is the acronym for Travel Blogger Exchange, which organizes seminar events for travel bloggers, writers and travel industry professionals. Every year, TBEX partners with fantastic destinations to bring the travel industry together for networking, education and tourism. These events … Read More
After three nights of carnivorous skewered meat debauchery at traditional Brazilian churrascarias, my soul (and arteries) longed for something other than another slab of meat
Those who read this blog know that when I am not traveling far and wide, I enjoy staycations. These staycations are a fun, and often inexpensive way, to escape city life and explore destinations closer to home. This weekend, Won’t Run and I ventured to Rockland County, New York. Although it’s only an hour away … Read More
Late this summer, Won’t Run and I went to South America on vacation. We visited Iguazu Falls, Brazil and Lima, Peru. In Lima, we stayed at the Radisson Decapolis Miraflores Hotel. I used Club Carlson points for two nights and paid the third night (taking advantage of a Club Carlson 30,000 points offer after one … Read More
On a recent trip to Luxembourg, I stayed at the Novotel Luxembourg Centre (you can read the review HERE.). The breakfast at the Novotel Luxembourg Centre was very good. The food was substantial and plentiful. There were hot items as well as an assortment of breads, cheeses and meats. There were also fruits and yogurts and cereals. … Read More
If you’re in the Times Square area, and don’t want to go to a tourist trap, try heading over to 9th Avenue.
Unless you are a vegetarian, no trip to Brazil is complete without a meal at a Churrascaria! What is a Churrascaria? It is a restaurant where food is cooked on a pit or grill, and then the waiters go from table to table with knives and skewers, slicing various kinds of meat, be it beef, pork, sausage, … Read More
The French caberet “Moulin Rouge” will perform in New York City for the first time this September as part of the Best of France celebration.
I arrived home from my trip to South America late Sunday evening. I had a great time (well, except for the bad cold that arrived just in time for the flight – and you know how painful it is to fly when you have a cold – and the crying baby in the row directly … Read More
A while back, I received an invitation from IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group): As a valued IHG® Rewards Club member, we’d like to show our appreciation by inviting you and a guest to a private dinner at the James Beard House with James Beard Award Winning Chef, Andrew Carmellini. This was exciting on so many levels! … Read More