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 II

Day one, Panama City, part two. After a much-needed nap (FKGuy), and an adventure in purchasing two toothbrushes (me) we headed downstairs, straight to the Champagne bar. Because every evening should start at a Champagne bar, and yet so few do.

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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

“P” is for Portugal, and Other Wine Fun

I love these corks.

From time to time, I get boxes of wine that just show up, unannounced. As opposed to the ones that I have ordered, and know are en route. That happened again recently, and I was delighted by the contents.

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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: Cool Cars, Frosé, and A Quick Nap

Selfie in a Telsa.

You know the part I look forward to the most at the Key West Food and Wine Festival? Sitting. I spend a lot of time running around, pouring wine and helping others, so when I can finally enjoy a five-course menu, it is a spectacular treat.

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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

Al Maidah, Key West Middle Eastern Restaurant

Al Maidah, Arabic for “the table filled with food,” is Key West’s newest Middle Eastern restaurant. Housed off the tourist path on White Street, this location has housed several other restaurants in the seven-and-a-half years we have been in Key West. I hope this one sticks around.

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Pesce & Pasta, Hollywood, FL

The few, sad, mediocre restaurants in downtown Hollywood are slowly being replaced by places that don’t suck. First Ends Meat came along, bringing casual and delicious food to a sorely lacking area. Now, Pesce & Pasta has opened in the former Face location, and it is a welcome addition to the (former) dining wasteland. . . . → Read More: Pesce & Pasta, Hollywood, FL

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