Category: Travel

Poem and Pictures: A Bench is Waiting

Poem and Pictures: A Bench is Waiting

A bench is an invitation to become one with it for a while, to sit and be still in your surroundings, and let nature and the world flow around you.

Comfort Food Alert – A New Frontier (for Us)

Comfort Food Alert – A New Frontier (for Us)

In Albuquerque for a wedding, we wanted to eat somewhere really, really unique and local. Frontier Restaurant scratched that itch.

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Miami Nice! Recommendations for Peacocks, Parks and Restaurants

Recreation recommendations in Miami from a grad student. Parks, peacocks and foodie-worthy restaurants, oh my!

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A Wild Goose Chase: the Fallacy of Assumptions

A family of geese came and went, causing us to worry about predators: gators and eagles and hawks, oh my!

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.


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