FIFA World Cup in Russia and Beef Stroganoff

It’s the first day of the 2018 World Cup.  The 21st FIFA World Cup is taking place in Russia this year.  This is the first ever World Cup to be held in Eastern Europe and it is expected to be the most expensive football championship in history.  So, if you are visiting Russia, enjoy.  If…

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Inspiration Lost: Anthony Bourdain

I have been on a hiatus for over a month mainly due to technical issues with the website.  I am back with a secure and safe to use website. It is unfortunate that my first post back happens to be about the loss of renowned chef and entertainer Anthony Bourdain.  However,  I felt the need…

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Getaway to Hyatt Regency Indian Wells Resort

Depending on the kind of work you do, you may be lucky enough to have this upcoming Monday off for Martin Luther King Jr. Day. It’s an American Federal Holiday marking the birthday of Martin Luther King Jr. Did you know that is wasn’t until the year 2000 that all 50 states have recognized and…

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Restaurant Week & Stay At Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina

I happened to make it to San Diego during Restaurant Week. I caught the last few days of it while I was staying in Downtown at the Sheraton San Diego Hotel & Marina. It has a charm of its own with a naval theme that is complemented by bay and marina views. Although none were…

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Ponte Winery Estates & Grape Stomp

September is harvest season all over California. I believe grape harvest season is the best time to visit wineries because the weather is a bit cooler and the ripe grapes hang beautifully everywhere. Just like in Italy, the early fall is perhaps the most beautiful season to visit when everything comes alive with festivals and…

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Staying & Dining At The Palazzo & Venetian Resort Hotels

While I just couldn’t make it to Italy this month to bring you my Italian inspirations or an autumn in Italy, I do want to report on my visit to what you might call the closest to Italy in America …. in a kitschy way. I did not head to Little Italy, but this month…

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Zion National Park & Bryce Canyon Eateries

Last month I started writing about my trip to Utah. This is the last story about my trip that I want to share with my precious readers here. The reason we headed to Utah was to visit Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon. I have to say that Zion National Park is my favorite of…

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St. George, Utah & The Inn At Entrada

This summer we headed out to Utah and visited a few national parks. On the way out there, we had the chance to stop at a charming little town 2 hours outside of Las Vegas. St. George is a southwestern town on the Utah-Arizona border. The city lies in the northeastern-most part of the Mojave…

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