Goulash, New York Cafe and Kürtőskalács

Eating In Budapest In planning for our recent trip to Budapest we went on the internet looking for food specialties and where to find them. Hungarian goulash was high on the list of course but once there I decided I prefer the lighter soup version of goulash. My wife discovered it was going to beContinue reading “Goulash, New York Cafe and Kürtőskalács”

Traveling With A Starbucks Card

Starbucks is becoming as ubiquitous as McDonalds around the world. We have become accustomed to looking for these outlets as we travel. While we are not huge fans you can expect a consistent coffee offering along with free WiFi from Starbucks as you travel. We just got home from Europe and we just jumped toContinue reading “Traveling With A Starbucks Card”

A Hotdog in Vienna

Street Food Is Sometimes A Good Option We became”pen pals” with an Austrian couple after cruising with them a while back. In one of many e-mail exchanges, we told them we would be visiting Vienna which prompted them to send us a list of things to do while there. High on the list was aContinue reading “A Hotdog in Vienna”

A McDonalds in Budapest

In Praise of McDonalds We are in Budapest this week at the beginning of a long planned trip across central Europe. I’m not sure what I was expecting in Budapest but it is much more than I had ever imagined. While things have been going slightly wrong since we left home with a few problemsContinue reading “A McDonalds in Budapest”

Wahoo’s Bistro Patio Bermuda

Bermuda is probably one of the most expensive islands we’ve spent time on as well as one of the most beautiful. Off season hotels average above $200 to $300 a night and food is also pretty pricey. One afternoon we took a bus out to St. George just for a look around. St. George isContinue reading “Wahoo’s Bistro Patio Bermuda”

The Windward Passage Hotel, St. Thomas

  Looking for a modest priced hotel in St. Thomas right in the center of the action in Charlotte Amalie? The Windward Passage is not a fancy beachfront resort but it is a moderately priced accommodation for the budget minded in an excellent location in Charlotte Amalie. We’ve been kicking around the Caribbean for over forty years.Continue reading “The Windward Passage Hotel, St. Thomas”

Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)

Part Three – Restaurants in the Keys Coming to the Keys most people are looking for Sun, sand and water with fresh seafood being a good expectation. Our suggestion is to approach Keys seafood with a simple rule – “the simpler, the better”. Florida’s waters are famous for Florida lobsters (also called spiny lobster orContinue reading “Eating the Florida Keys (Part 3)”

Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World

Animal Kingdom Lodge Our favorite hotel inside Walt Disney World is Animal Kingdom Lodge. We have traveled all over the world and have enjoyed stays at a number of resorts and with only a few exceptions, besides Animal Kingdom Lodge, have we really considered the resort the actual destination. The Animal Kingdom Lodge is trulyContinue reading “Animal Kingdom Lodge at Walt Disney World”

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”