North America: West

Where to Stay, Eat and Play in San Diego: Part 2

Posted by on Dec 10, 2014 | 0 comments

Where to Stay, Eat and Play in San Diego: Part 2

This is a 3-part series on my best restaurant experiences, activities, and hotel stays during my vacation in balmy San Diego.

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Where to Stay, Eat and Play in San Diego: Part 1

Posted by on Nov 7, 2014 | 0 comments

Where to Stay, Eat and Play in San Diego: Part 1

I was in a desperate need of a break.  The last time that we went on vacation was to Chicago in the smack middle of winter in 2013.  This year, I needed some sun on my skin and sand between my toes. 

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Best Restaurant Dishes of 2011 in Vancouver BC, Austin TX and beyond

Posted by on Dec 30, 2011 | 12 comments

Best Restaurant Dishes of 2011 in Vancouver BC, Austin TX and beyond

It’s been a remarkable year.  Looking back at my Flickr feed, it’s apparent that I ate very well. Exceptionally well. Ridiculously, unreasonably well.

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Children Friendly Restaurants in Seattle with Great Food (and some darn cute kids)

Posted by on Sep 15, 2011 | 0 comments

Children Friendly Restaurants in Seattle with Great Food (and some darn cute kids)

Typically, half of my travel photos comprise of various cocktails, wines, and spirits that I’ve imbibed. As a change of pace, I took a quickie trip down to Seattle, WA to spend a few days with a family that I love dearly. Over the weekend, I responded promptly whenever the youngin’ called for “Auntie Mel”. With two young and exceedingly sweet kids (at the best of time) in tow, I explored some of Seattle’s best kid friendly restaurants.

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9 Best Restaurant and Bar Experiences in Vancouver and Seattle in September 2011

Posted by on Sep 10, 2011 | 7 comments

9 Best Restaurant and Bar Experiences in Vancouver and Seattle in September 2011

In the Best Restaurant Meals series, I curate my most noteworthy nosh from the past week(s) with mobile photos.

Here’s what I ate when I was away on a mini vacation in Seattle last weekend.

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Portland: Great Meals, OK Food, and a Rude Restaurant Experience

Posted by on Aug 9, 2011 | 30 comments

Portland: Great Meals, OK Food, and a Rude Restaurant Experience

Think Portland, Oregon and funky food trucks, freshly roasted coffee, and craft beer immediately comes to mind. Two weekends ago, I tornado’ed through the city to explore what else defines their eclectic food scene.

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