Celebrity Solstice Alaska: Ketchikan

Selfie on a tiny plane.

After a beautiful cruise up the Inside Passage, we docked on day 3 of our cruise in Ketchikan, Alaska. We left the ship and walked over to the Visitor’s Center to the rendezvous point for our scheduled seaplane tour of the Misty Fjords. Then my phone rang. 

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Celebrity Solstice Alaska: Souffles and Steaks

Grand Marnier souffle… best dessert ever? Indeed.

Recently, clients have come back from Celebrity, aboard the Celebrity Solstice and her sister ships, raving about the specialty restaurants, so I was eager to try one. Having a suite allowed us an evening in either Murano, Tuscan Grille or Silk Harvest at no additional charge. We chose . . . → Read More: Celebrity Solstice Alaska: Souffles and Steaks

Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: Eating Onboard

This is not the original El Diablo, but he is pretty devilish.

Choosing a cabin aboard a cruise ship can sometimes be a challenge (I’ll dedicate another post on the subject in the future,) but for us, I knew we wanted a suite. Why? There is the issue of extra space, which is nice, but . . . → Read More: Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: Eating Onboard

Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: The Embarkation Mess and Amazing Sailaway

The stunning Celebrity Solstice.

After touring the beautiful Celebrity Equinox a few months ago, I was eager to board the sister ship, Celebrity Solstice, for a week in Alaska. Alas, the excitement was quashed just a little when, starting two weeks before departure, Celebrity started sending us emails, texts and calling us to let us . . . → Read More: Celebrity Solstice Alaska Cruise: The Embarkation Mess and Amazing Sailaway

MasterChef, Season 6: Veronica the Dessert Fairy

Is Veronica the next MasterChef?

I love all things food television. From Top Chef to Masterchef and Chopped, any time someone is cooking on TV, I am likely watching. It all started years ago with Sara Moulton and Cooking Live, and while she was cooking she would take calls from viewers and answer questions. I . . . → Read More: MasterChef, Season 6: Veronica the Dessert Fairy

Eating Vancouver: The Final Chapter

Salmon sampler at The Flying Pig. Worth traveling just for this.

I have left out of the previous posts some of our best meals in Vancouver, just so I can torment you, er, share them with you all at once. We arrived in Vancouver about 7PM on a Sunday night after three flights: Key West to . . . → Read More: Eating Vancouver: The Final Chapter

EAT! Vancouver Canadian Flavours Gala

Welcome!

When we started planning our trip, I began looking for any interesting events going on around the city while we were there. Indeed, I found EAT! Vancouver, a culinary extravaganza, was taking place during that time. Due to our overwhelmingly busy schedule of checking out restaurants and bars, seeing friends and eating some more, . . . → Read More: EAT! Vancouver Canadian Flavours Gala

Vancouver, Part IV: The 13 Mile Stroll

Stanley Park

Earlier in the series, which might as well be subtitled Vancouver: Searching for Sunshine (and luckily finding it), I mentioned that it is important to seize the moment when the weather is good. As we awoke to a beautiful, warm (by Pacific Northwest standards, not by Floridian standards), sunny day, I looked . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part IV: The 13 Mile Stroll

Vancouver, Part III: Japanese Tapas, and Urban Wines

Our friends are adjusting to life at home in Vancouver nicely, with some help from their Key West friends!

It started off innocently enough: our friends came to pick us up at our hotel (L’Hermitage. Beautiful, comfortable and outstanding service.) The sun was shining and we were walking through Gastown when our friend Brian . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part III: Japanese Tapas, and Urban Wines

Vancouver, Part II

He loves when I make him pose for photos.

By the second day of our trip, I was beginning to get the hang of Vancouver weather: if it is not raining, and the sun is shining, seize the moment. When we woke up on a sunny Tuesday morning, I knew that was the time . . . → Read More: Vancouver, Part II

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