Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2017
Dec29

Florida Travel: What to Do in Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach in 2017

Happy 2017! ‘Tis the time of year for my annual month-by-month listing of things you must try in the Punta Gorda & Englewood Beach, Florida area during the New Year. Of course, you can enjoy many of these activities throughout the year.

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Loving Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine
Oct16

Loving Lobster in Bar Harbor, Maine

Lobster and Bar Habor, Maine, seem to go hand in claw, err, hand in hand and this summer I was floating on a pad of butter on Cloud 9 during a quick getaway with my family to Green Lake, not too far from Bar Harbor. While I was on the hunt for the best lobster roll around Bar Harbor, I had other unexpected Maine lobster experiences.

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Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night
Sep19

Travel to Vietnam: Saigon Food Tour by Night

Have I mentioned how much I enjoy culinary tours? Okay, I don’t need to be on a tour to enjoy food and beverages but, during my April trip to Vietnam, I joined Urban Adventures on a Saigon food tour at night to taste Vietnamese street food.

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Fall Cocktail Recipes Featuring Pumpkin Spice Moonshine
Aug01

Fall Cocktail Recipes Featuring Pumpkin Spice Moonshine

Autumn is my favorite time of year and these fall cocktail recipes featuring Pumpkin Spice Moonshine from Sugarlands Distilling Company will help me celebrate the season all year round.

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Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: Where to Eat and Drink
Jul20

Traveling Solo in Philadelphia: Where to Eat and Drink

Planning on traveling solo in Philadelphia? The City of Brotherly Love is a great foodie city and here a few of my favorite places to eat and drink.

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Sofitel Philadelphia’s Roof Garden Buzzes with Honey Bees
Jul19

Sofitel Philadelphia’s Roof Garden Buzzes with Honey Bees

The City of Brotherly Love can thank William Penn for the pockets of green spaces and Sofitel Philadelphia for a roof garden buzzing with honey bees. Atop the 14-story hotel in Center City is a working garden with a collection of herbs, strawberries and more than 100,000 honey bees.

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Philadelphia Breweries: 2nd Story Brewing Company in Old City
Jul01

Philadelphia Breweries: 2nd Story Brewing Company in Old City

My recent trip to the City of Brotherly love coincided with Philly Beer Week, an excuse to enjoy more brew I suppose, and was the perfect time to check out one of Philadelphia’s breweries, 2nd Story Brewing Company.

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A Taste of Austria at Tina’s Cafe & Bakery Vienna in Punta Gorda, Fla.
May28

A Taste of Austria at Tina’s Cafe & Bakery Vienna in Punta Gorda, Fla.

On a recent Friday night, I sat in a cozy Punta Gorda cafe with about a dozen others and all of us had at least one thing in common, an interest in wine. Together, we journeyed to Austria with Bernhard Weidinger as our guide but passports were not needed. All what was required was a thirst for adventure.

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Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats
May08

Best Tour I Took in Ho Chi Minh City Was With Saigon Street Eats

“Do you want to go by motorbike?” Vu, co-owner of Saigon Street Eats, asked when I met him at my hotel for the Pho Trail – A Morning Walking Tour

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Eating My Way Through Cincinnati’s OTR Neighborhood and Beyond
Apr18

Eating My Way Through Cincinnati’s OTR Neighborhood and Beyond

Recently, I was a reluctant visitor conducting business in Cincinnati. Prior to this trip, my previous visits were to the Cincinnati-Kentucky International Airport (which is in Kentucky) and a 10-day business trip one January where I primarily saw the inside of an exhibition hall and a hotel room because it was so dang cold.

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My 10 Favorite Flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked
Feb07

My 10 Favorite Flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked

There were many delicious flavors to sample and here are my 10 favorite flavors from 2016 Clearwater Beach Uncorked.

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Eathai: Eating Thai Street Food in Bangkok Without Eating Off the Street
Jan10

Eathai: Eating Thai Street Food in Bangkok Without Eating Off the Street

When I told my friend I wanted to eat crickets off some food cart in the middle of a Bangkok street, I knew I was pushing his comfort zone. I compromised and told him I wanted to try street food one night but he didn’t want any of that. As resourceful as he is, he had a solution, Eathai Food Court at Central Embassy, one of several luxury shopping malls in Bangkok.

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Florida Foodie Alert! Clearwater Beach Uncorked is Feb. 6 – 7, 2016
Jan09

Florida Foodie Alert! Clearwater Beach Uncorked is Feb. 6 – 7, 2016

‘Tis the season to dive into Florida food festival season and I’m looking forward to the fifth annual Clearwater Beach Uncorked, Feb. 6 – 7, 2016. Kick off your shoes and dip your toes in the powder soft sand of Clearwater Beach while enjoying hours of grazing on delicious bites, sipping wine and craft brews, learning from local chefs, and sampling new food products. The gastronomical event takes place on the gorgeous beach of...

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#VikingSocial: Drinking Bacon-Like Beer in Bamberg, Germany
Jan05

#VikingSocial: Drinking Bacon-Like Beer in Bamberg, Germany

“Mmm, it kinda tastes like bacon,” I said to my sister as we sampled three beers in Bamberg, Germany, “and I bet it would be delicious with bloody mary mix.”

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Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers
Nov26

Stanley: Holiday Gifts for Outdoor Adventurers

‘Tis the season to be merry and jolly and as you compile your list of holiday gifts for outdoor adventurers, take a look at the reliable and rugged Stanley gear with my favorite being a Stanley Happy Hour set.

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