Tag Archives: Food

MoBarleyPub

Feeling Like a Princess in Prince Edward County

It’s been more than 20 years since I visited Prince Edward County (PEC), and it has changed immensely. On a recent trip I visited vineyards and sampled superb pinot noirs, effervescent sparkling wines, and some luscious cabernet francs. Who knew … Continue reading

Surprising Sarasota

Culture, history, old masters and circus people. Just what you’d expect in the sunshine state…what? Did I mention I just got back from Sarasota, Florida? Considered one of the best art towns in America, Sarasota is perched on the Gulf … Continue reading

Strewn also has an excellent restaurant and cooking school.

Niagara-on-the-Lake: Taste the Season Wineries

In November, with winter in the air, my husband Steve and I ventured to Niagara-on-the-Lake for a little wine and food pairing. We had bought the Taste the Season touring pass for around $45 and were determined to visit as … Continue reading

Downtown Willemstad, Curacao.

Curacao: Blue waters, blue cocktails, deep history

To be honest, the only thing I knew about Curacao was that it produced an eponymous liqueur – the blue version is very popular at bachelorette parties  — not that I go to many these days. It’s very sweet, with … Continue reading

Where Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed. There's a marker by the side of the road now.

Northern Louisiana: Meat Pies, Catfish and Where Bonnie and Clyde Met Their Maker

1)    Bonnie and Clyde Ambush Museum reports on the last chapter of one of the most documented criminal love stories in America. Gibsland, where Bonnie and Clyde were ambushed has a funky little museum funded by private donor in Dallas … Continue reading

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What I Love About Shreveport

1)    Memorial Auditorium, where Elvis got his start on Louisiana Hayride in 1954. In 1969, guitarist James Burton signed on with Elvis and stayed with his band until Elvis’ death in 1977. Burton is a Shreveport boy and has a … Continue reading

Atlantic City

10 Best Atlantic City Destinations Off the Boardwalk

Atlantic City, the Jersey Shore’s gambling Mecca, is chock-a-block with casinos, but there is plenty to do for non-gamblers as well. Next time you’re in the Boardwalk Empire, check out these hidden gems. 1)     The Irish Pub – The walls … Continue reading

Golden Nugget sparkles after a $150 renovation.

Best of Atlantic City Casinos

  Just got back from a great Society of American Travel Writers conference in Atlantic City and wanted to share a few casino highlights. I’m not a gambler, but there’s so much more going on at these resorts including burlesque … Continue reading

Lobamba Village Tour

People who are only visiting Swaziland for a short time can get a feeling for the true life of Swazis by taking a village tour. Yes, the first impression of Swaziland is smooth paved highways, shopping malls filled with trendy, … Continue reading

Swazi NGO Meeting Culture – It’s about the food!

I’ve been attending quite a few NGO campaign launches, workshops and stakeholders’ meetings since I came to Swaziland and have noticed that things are run a little differently than in Canada. Food is very important and helps draw attendees (humm, … Continue reading