Category: Travel

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado Toast on a Train? Beware of What You Ask For and Where You Ask for It

Avocado toast wasn’t having its best moment when I ordered it on a train recently. But it brought to mind Hitchcock movie scenes from dining cars.

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

When a Restaurant is “Nicer” Than You Wanted, and the Food is Better than You Expected

A search for a down-home Indian restaurant in Edinburgh helped me discover a new dish (for me): Kathmandu Chicken Tikka, with lentils. Yum!

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

If No One Sees the Water Bottle Attack After You Missed Your Train, Did It Really Happen?

One less twirl of the curling iron, one less email, one less change of clothes discarded for being wrong-wrong-wrong – and I’d have caught that 7:27 a.m. train. 

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

International Travel: It’s Been a Minute

It’s time to get on the road again, if I can only remember how to pack.

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

Slim Goodies Quirky Fab Diner in the Big Easy

We love all kinds of cuisine here at Glover Gardens, from fancy French food to farmers’ market fare and everything in between – as long as it is fab (translated as tasty, made well and served graciously). Add in fun and creativity and it’s a real winner. Slim Goodies Diner in New Orleans is all that – fab food in a fun ambience that’s served with personality.

January Dreaming: A Lovely Lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris

January Dreaming: A Lovely Lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil in Paris

January dreaming and restaurant rave: memories of a perfect lunch at L’Escargot Montorgueil on a warm summer day during an anniversary trip to Paris

Restaurant Rave: Fierro Argentine Grill in Miami is a FIND

Restaurant Rave: Fierro Argentine Grill in Miami is a FIND

Fierro Argentine Grill is a very casual, very chill outdoor eatery, but the service is 4-star. So is the food. And the relaxed outdoor seating and ambiance is a plus, making you feel like everything is ok and you could sit there all afternoon and just enjoy life.

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

Take a Break for Nature Therapy, from a Colorado Photo Safari

These images are from a photo safari I undertook this week in Jefferson, Colorado, in between intense empathy and hand-wringing.

Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting

Norwegian Hospitality: A Viking Steak Dinner in a Park-Like Setting

Tom-Erik and his wife Anne-Grethe ooze gracious Norwegian hospitality, making you feel as welcome and easy as a summer sunset at their home in Kongsberg.

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass: Postcard from Nature

Boreas Pass in central Colorado is scenic, lovely, unspoiled and a call from nature to join her.

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

A Working Lunch in Paris is a Foodie’s Delight

Let me tell you about a working lunch in Paris. Grab a fork and your imagination and join me in the meeting room for a few gourmet meals.

The Twilight’s Last Gleaming and a Silly July 4 Poem

The Twilight’s Last Gleaming and a Silly July 4 Poem

We are having a very chill Independence Day, summed up in a simple rhyme.

Surprise Tango in Paris (We’ve Simply Got to Go Back!)

Surprise Tango in Paris (We’ve Simply Got to Go Back!)

Paris always has a surprise in store for you. Walking in this city at night is the best way to lasso that travel serendipity that happens when you don’t have a plan but are open to whatever comes along.

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Time to Go Back to Bistro des Augustins in Paris

Still reminiscing about Paris, I have a little Glover Gardens Makes the Bigtime story for you, set at Bistro des Augustins in the City of Lights.

Time to Go Back to Paris! Travel Day Reminiscing

Time to Go Back to Paris! Travel Day Reminiscing

Thinking warm thoughts about Paris, a magical anniversary trip in June of 2019, and how much I’d like to get back there.

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

Coffee Beans: From A Neon Moon Dream To Reality

A friend turns his long-time dream into reality and makes a great cuppa joe at Neon Moon Coffee in Burton, Texas.

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

The Wonders of Blue Skies, Magpies and the Big Thaw

Grab a cup of coffee and I’ll walk you through a couple of happy hours I spent with my camera on Easter afternoon at the Tarryall Reservoir State Wildlife Area.

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Nothing Smells More Like Spring Than Crepes

Let’s step back in time, to a weekday in April of 2017, and together experience my lunch and subsequent walk to one of our offices in the outskirts of Paris.

Still Life: Redfish in Orange Basket

Still Life: Redfish in Orange Basket

Hurricane Zeta is behind us, the new roof is going on and Kimball’s is back where it belongs. It’s the little things.

What’s Better Than a “Sand-a-Claus”?

What’s Better Than a “Sand-a-Claus”?

Wishing you all more whimsy than ‘grimsy’ during this crazy winter of pandemic…. stay safe, everyone, and enjoy those small moments.


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