Broad River Inn Chimney Rock

A couple of weeks ago we planned a trip thru the Blue Ridge and Smokey mountains of North Carolina and made reservations 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 local accommodations. We madeContinue reading “Broad River Inn Chimney Rock”

Pub Hopping in Dublin

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

Index to Restaurants & Articles

Two Restaurants in Bangkok Trattoria Mario, Florence A Gem in Manila Best Pizza in Civitavecchia Happy Hour in Charleston, SC B&B in Charleston Shave Ice in Hawaii Cats & Wine in Charleston, SC One Hot Mama in Hilton Head Find at Disney World Tony’s in Cedar Key, Florida Champers in Barbados Cheeseburgers, St Croix WineContinue reading “Index to Restaurants & Articles”

Yellowston’s Old Faithful Lodge

Last summer, after years of trying to plan a trip to Yellowstone, with a stay at the Old Faithful Lodge, we actually got there. The Old Faithful Inn is as much an icon of Yellowstone Park as the nearby geyser(s) and was an experience we had looked forward to for a long time. We plannedContinue reading “Yellowston’s Old Faithful Lodge”

Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar in Rome

We spent the entire day walking thru Rome with a late lunch on the Via Veneto. It was getting dark by the time we returned to our hotel but it was still too early to call it a day. We were staying only five blocks from the Termini and referring to our planning notes foundContinue reading “Trimani Enoteca, a Wine Bar in Rome”

Cheeseburgers in Paradise

Sometime you just want a good burger. We’ve seen fast food chains in places all around the world including Ho Chi Minh City (McDonalds and Carl’s Jr) Bergen, Norway (McDonalds and Burger King) Barcelona (McDonalds), Copenhagen (McDonalds), Thailand (Burger King and McDonalds).   While having taken advantage of fast food while traveling we prefer non-chainContinue reading “Cheeseburgers in Paradise”

Champers Barbados – Great Food, Great Scenery

On a trip this December we passed through Barbados and met up with some old friends. We joined them for lunch at Champers, one of our preferred restaurants on the island. Barbados is a favorite destination of ours and is particularly well known for the quality of its’ restaurants. Champers is located on Skeetes HillContinue reading “Champers Barbados – Great Food, Great Scenery”

Tony’s in Cedar Key, Florida

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 of D andContinue reading “Tony’s in Cedar Key, Florida”

One Hot Mama’s, Hilton Head

On our first night on Hilton Head Island we were looking for a lighter meal and decided on barbecue. Truth be told, we will almost always pick barbecue given a chance.  Our resort recommended One Hot Mama’s and gave us a coupon worth a 10% discount. The restaurant is located on the southern end ofContinue reading “One Hot Mama’s, Hilton Head”

Out-Of-The-Way Find at Disney World

Mexican Food at Picabu Taqueria We have a secret when eating at Walt Disney World. Hidden in the lower level of the Dolphin Hotel in the Boardwalk resort area is the Picabu Taqueria. Looking like a snack bar – fast food venue the Taqueria custom builds some of the best tacos you’ll find anywhere. FeaturingContinue reading “Out-Of-The-Way Find at Disney World”