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

New York City In Winter: Beyond Smoked Fish

I came from unpacking; my cousin came from working. Clearly, he wins the best-dressed award.

One cannot live on smoked fish alone. Well, maybe some people can, but as much as I love the stuff, I need some variety. Plus, I had other people to see, and that meant checking out a couple of . . . → Read More: New York City In Winter: Beyond Smoked Fish

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!)

New York City in the Winter: Brrrr.

Welcome to NY, have some smoked fish.

Most people travel to New York City to see a Broadway show, dine in fabulous restaurants, and visit the Empire State Building. Me? I spent last week unpacking my friends’ apartment. Not to worry, we ate well, too.

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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

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