Tony’s in Cedar Key, Florida

A Review If you travel west on Florida State Road 24 from Gainesville to where the road literally ends, you find yourself in a bit of old Florida. Out in the middle of nowhere on Florida’s northwest coast is the little village of Cedar Key with its’ population of around 700. At the corner ofContinue reading “Tony’s in Cedar Key, Florida”

A Savannah Evening and the Chart House

Just this past week we spent a night in Savannah on our way home from our two week mountain trip. Savannah, Georgia is near the top of our list of favorite American cities and heading south on interstate 95 we just couldn’t pass up a night in this fabulous place. Our hotel was only aContinue reading “A Savannah Evening and the Chart House”

World’s Best Hot Dogs

As American as hot dogs and apple pie is how the expression goes but here are some great hot dogs you have to leave the United States to get. There was a joke among business flyers years ago about the South. “If you die in the South you cannot get to Heaven without first connectingContinue reading “World’s Best Hot Dogs”

Good Grub & Cheap Eats At Disney World

Walt Disney World is a great family vacation destination but it can result in costs higher than anticipated. One area where the cost of a vacation can quickly get out of control is food. At home it’s second nature to know what a meal out will cost but how much should you allocate for thatContinue reading “Good Grub & Cheap Eats At Disney World”

A Georgia Wine Roadtrip

An Update A while ago we spent a couple of weeks driving around the north Georgia mountains, doing some hiking and visiting wineries. Georgia wines are a pleasant surprise and deserve more attention. In general, their quality is good and the wineries are fun to visit. Having planned this trip for the spring but afterContinue reading “A Georgia Wine Roadtrip”

Pub Hopping in Dublin

Temple Bar in Dublin is famous. Many people mistakenly think it actually was a bar but that’s not the origins of the name. In the seventeenth century a famous Dubliner, Sir William Temple  was the provost of Trinity College. Sir Temple owned property along the river Liffey. In the river in front of his landContinue reading “Pub Hopping in Dublin”

Sampling Tapas in Palma de Mallorca

While Barcelona may be the gastronomic heart of the Spanish Mediterranean don’t overlook the Balearic Islands, and Palma de Majorca. Nowhere in Spain is tapas practiced with more imagination and flare. In 18th-century Spain tapas were served at guest quarters, taverns and bodegas, that provided meals for travelers. Since few people could read or write,Continue reading “Sampling Tapas in Palma de Mallorca”

Rome’s Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar

After a long day walking thru Rome and a late lunch on the Via Veneto finding a wine bar for happy hour would be just the place to unwind. Trimani Enoteca A good choice would be the highly rated Trimani Enoteca which genuinely deserves the praise it gets. Trimani has been a name in RomeContinue reading “Rome’s Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar”

Broad River Inn Chimney Rock, NC

Not long ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations for a couple of days at the Broad River Inn Chimney Rock. Chimney Rock and nearby Lake Lure are somewhat isolated and have virtually no major chain hotels, so you have to pick from small localContinue reading “Broad River Inn Chimney Rock, NC”