Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, Key West

Complimentary bruschetta brought to the table, but it was a sad, soggy mess.

I wanted to like it. Any time a new restaurant, bar, or shop opens in town, I hope it’s excellent and successful. While we are very lucky to have many good restaurants in town, another option is always a positive thing. . . . → Read More: Bruschetta Italian Restaurant, Key West

S. S. Wreck and Galley, Marathon, Florida

One big iced tea.

Driving down the Overseas Highway, we usually only stop for gas, coffee, or a (human or canine) bathroom break. Whether I am driving southbound on a typical weekend, or after a vacation, getting home quickly is the top priority. Sometimes, however, we find ourselves on the road at meal time, . . . → Read More: S. S. Wreck and Galley, Marathon, Florida

Made 2 Order, Tavernier, Florida

The Florida Keys enjoy an abundance of seafood, laid-back charm, and beautiful scenery. It is not difficult to find a roadside restaurant with fantastic water views and Made 2 Order is no different. The inside is small, old, and not terribly inviting. The back patio, however, boasts a peaceful canal view.

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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)

A Catamaran, A Dinghy, and a Very Long Swim: A Day in St. Thomas

I don’t swim. I mean, I can swim, but case in point: when we built our (tiny) pool, the pool guy said, “well, you won’t be able to do laps here.” My response? “It’s more of a margarita-drinking pool than a lap-swimming one.” I enjoy existing in a pool, or on the beach, preferably . . . → Read More: A Catamaran, A Dinghy, and a Very Long Swim: A Day in St. Thomas

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

Celebrity Cruises: The Suite Life

This was how we were first greeted in Luminae on Day 1.

Sometimes in life, you get what you pay for, and Celebrity Cruises Suite Class program is no exception. I’ve been fortunate enough to travel in Sky Suites (the entry-level suites aboard Celebrity) a couple of times. To date, we haven’t shelled out . . . → Read More: Celebrity Cruises: The Suite Life

Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: The Porch

The Celebrity Solstice-class ships, including the Silhouette, all have an expansive lawn club. Real grass growing on the top deck of the ship, perfect for lounging, reading, relaxing, or in our case, dining. We chose The Porch for a lovely and relaxed lunch while docked in St. Thomas.

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Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: Murano

Goat cheese souffle at Murano.

It may seem like all we did on our vacation was eat, but that is not true. We also drank. Celebrity Silhouette offers six specialty dining venues in addition to the main dining room, Luminae (the suite class dining room), Blu (Aqua Class dining room), and the Oceanview Cafe . . . → Read More: Celebrity Silhouette Specialty Dining: Murano

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