Budapest And An Elegant Evening At McDonalds

In Praise of McDonalds Our first visit to Budapest was an incredible experience. It was much more than we had expected and before we went some friends advised us to be sure and visit the McDonalds at the city’s central station. A quick internet search describes it as a destination worth visiting. What American couldContinue reading “Budapest And An Elegant Evening At McDonalds”

A Restaurant Not To Miss In Manila

Singing Cooks & Waiters – Great Food & Fun Entertainment Hopefully our time in quarantine is ending soon and if you’re thinking about heading off to the islands ringing the South China Sea don’t pass up some time in the Philippines with Manila being a must.  Manila is a large and diverse city with lotsContinue reading “A Restaurant Not To Miss In Manila”

Hotel Arena, A Good Choice In Amsterdam

We have stayed twice at Amsterdam’s Hotel Arena. Once while it was undergoing a major remodeling and later when it was completed. The construction wasn’t a big inconvenience as the hotel worked very hard to keep things under control. Afterwards the changes were very impressive. The hotel is in a good location for seeing theContinue reading “Hotel Arena, A Good Choice In Amsterdam”

Old Spanish Sugar Mill, De Leon Springs, Florida

The Old Spanish Sugar Mill, A Griddle House Restaurant Located ten miles north of DeLand Florida and only twenty five miles west of Daytona Beach is a Florida park named De Leon Springs and inside the park is a truly unique restaurant. The Old Spanish Sugar Mill must be doing something right since they haveContinue reading “Old Spanish Sugar Mill, De Leon Springs, Florida”

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”