Tales of travel, tunes and the occasional taco.

Donuts to Dumplings: A Non-Seafood Eater’s Weekend in Portland, Maine

Donuts to Dumplings: A Non-Seafood Eater’s Weekend in Portland, Maine

June 19, 2019

When I, a non-seafood eater, set off to the ultimate destination for “Lobstah Rolls”, I knew I would enjoy the visit even if only on a diet of fast food and hotel breakfasts. Had I bothered to do a little research (more like, if my busy schedule allowed), I would have known Bon Appetite named Portland, Maine 2018 Restaurant City of the Year and, I’m here to tell you, they were on to something.

Finger Lakes Surprise: A Day in Owego, New York

Finger Lakes Surprise: A Day in Owego, New York

June 5, 2019

From the beginning, I knew I should shine a light on this jewel with all of you but, as time has gone on, I now realize I MUST share this special little corner of the world. Truth is, some places just stay with you. Here’s a few of the reason why this one sticks with me.

Corning, New York: A Glass Slipper, Liquid Shoes and my New Pair of Boots

Corning, New York: A Glass Slipper, Liquid Shoes and my New Pair of Boots

January 3, 2019

Rookie mistake! After a long stretch of work travel and deadlines too numerous to count, I throw together the suitcase for my much-anticipated trip to Corning, New York, and Finger Lakes Wine Country. I’m off and on my way without so much as a glance at the weather report. Straight to bed after a late-night […]

No New Year’s Resolution for This Girl

No New Year’s Resolution for This Girl

January 3, 2018

I’ve made them all in the past: I’m going to start eating better, I’m going to workout more, I’ll be more organized this year… If you can make those kinds of major changes in your life through sheer willpower, I bow to you. I’m just not that girl. It’s not that I’m not a strong, […]

A Love Letter to Ireland…of sorts.

A Love Letter to Ireland…of sorts.

October 27, 2017

We have all felt it; the doldrums, the melancholy, the gloom you experience after returning from a long-awaited getaway. It’s commonly referred to as “post-vacation blues” and I’ve got ’em bad!

Ireland: A Foodie Destination? Absolutely!

Ireland: A Foodie Destination? Absolutely!

October 18, 2017

When I began planning a glorious getaway (disguised as a business trip) to the Emerald Isle, the prospects of imbibing on pints of beer as dark as midnight, strolling along pathways carpeted in mossy majesty and dancing a Celtic jig to fiddle-playing folk were all major points of interest on my “Ireland experiences” list. What […]

How to Find Great Live Music in Unexpected Places

How to Find Great Live Music in Unexpected Places

August 4, 2017

It’s true the main reason I’m here is to reminisce, report on and give a few inside secrets about experiencing some of the most inspired music vacation adventures my twisted little mind can think up. BUT today, I’ll let you in on the absolute best, well-kept secret to discovering the most memorable “I’ve got to […]

Some Great Reward: Rome and Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour

Some Great Reward: Rome and Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour

July 10, 2017

Today I begin with an ending…of sorts. You see, what has up to this point been my singular bucket list item for as long as I can remember, was recently checked off thanks to an adventure with my amazing mother. As your quintessential child of the 80s, the musical influence which served as the soundtrack […]

Us, Them and a Little Bit of Bourbon: A Weekend in Louisville, Kentucky

Us, Them and a Little Bit of Bourbon: A Weekend in Louisville, Kentucky

June 12, 2017

As someone who spends my entire life in planning mode, I’ve decided to start taking a more laissez-faire approach to my downtime.