Cruising the Panama Canal

The Panama Canal

The day after boarding the beautiful Windstar Star Breeze in Colon, we were cruising the Panama Canal. Completed in 1914, this marvel of engineering continues to amaze over a hundred years later. The Panama Canal is about fifty miles long, and transiting the canal is an all day affair.

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24 Hours in Panama City, Part I

When in Rome, er, Panama…

We had a mere 24 hours in Panama City before our cruise on Windstar’s Star Breeze. I booked the earliest flight possible, departing Miami at 7 AM, to maximize our short time in Panama City. That meant that we needed to leave by 4 AM, return a rental car, . . . → Read More: 24 Hours in Panama City, Part I

Michaels Restaurant, Key West

Key West boasts a plethora of great restaurants, and it is impossible to frequent them all. We hadn’t been to Michaels in ages when friends came to town, reserved, and said, “we’ll meet you there!” The outdoor seating is beautiful, the food is good, but it is pricey (even by Key West standards). Michaels . . . → Read More: Michaels Restaurant, Key West

8 Things To Know Before Your First Cruise

Among my clients are many first time cruisers. If you have been reading my blog for a while, you know that I love cruises. Visit all seven continents by ship, enjoy champagne in the middle of the ocean, and get a lot of bang for your travel buck. But there are a few things . . . → Read More: 8 Things To Know Before Your First Cruise

Key West Food and Wine Festival: Champagne and Shoe Free

Pouring (and sipping) champagne on the beach. Life doesn’t get better.

Key West Food and Wine Festival springs up at the end of January every year to bring our little town something we desperately need: booze. (That was sarcasm, my friends, as we have plenty of booze and boozy events in Key West; the . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival: Champagne and Shoe Free

Key West Food and Wine Festival (Discount Here!)

Everyone has fun at the Key West Food and Wine Festival.

While the rest of the country is freezing (I know, I was in New York City last week), we will be enjoying our flip-flop wearing and wine drinking on the beach. Next Wednesday begins the annual Key West Food and Wine Festival, and . . . → Read More: Key West Food and Wine Festival (Discount Here!)

Seven Fish, Key West: New Location, Same Great Food

The folks at Seven Fish, formerly housed on the corner of Olivia and Elizabeth Streets in Key West, bought land and built a shiny new restaurant. Watching the construction, it seemed like it took forever. The restaurant closed in the old location for their annual summer vacation in September and reopened in the new . . . → Read More: Seven Fish, Key West: New Location, Same Great Food

Goodbye, 2016 (And Not a Moment Too Soon)

I’d like more days like this.

Goodbye, 2016. Adios. I wish I could say it has been a pleasure, but… Well, there were certainly some highlights. The year started with a visit to the DC area for the bar mitzvah of a dear friend’s son, and to visit family. One day in New York . . . → Read More: Goodbye, 2016 (And Not a Moment Too Soon)

Flavors of St. Martin: An Island Food Tour

Over the course of several visits, we had yet to make it to the French side of St. Martin, the half-Dutch, half-French Caribbean island. I knew this was our moment of opportunity. When I saw the Flavors of St. Martin tour in the shore excursion list, I had found how I’d like to spend . . . → Read More: Flavors of St. Martin: An Island Food Tour

It’s Not Too Soon To Give Thanks (Or Eat Turkey)

Thanksgiving is not entirely about the turkey.

Thanksgiving is not just a day. It is a feeling of gratitude, a moment of celebrating the good in our lives and sharing those good feelings with others. It does not matter if that happens on the fourth Thursday of November, or some other time. In this . . . → Read More: It’s Not Too Soon To Give Thanks (Or Eat Turkey)

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