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Amazing Vagabond: Anthony Bourdain

Amazing Vagabond: Anthony Bourdain

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Anthony Bourdain is Not a Bullshit Artist One of my favorite celebrities in the world – Anthony Bourdain. I was introduced to him back in 2005 when a close friend handed me a book called Kitchen Confidential and said “Read this. You’ll…

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Mike’s Huli Huli Chicken and Uncle Bobo’s Barbecue on Windward Oahu

Mike’s Huli Huli Chicken and Uncle Bobo’s Barbecue on Windward Oahu

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There are few places as beautiful as Windward Oahu (East side of Oahu in Hawai’i). The Windward side offers sweeping mountain vistas, lush tropical rainforest, both rugged and serene coastline with fifty different shades of blue water, and much more. It also…

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

Oregon Museum of Science and Industry (OMSI) in Portland

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Hanane’s citizenship ceremony was two days before Thanksgiving and rather than going to Portland and then driving back to Reedsport, we decided to revel in the company of family and friends and enjoy being surrounded by people who overwhelmingly did not vote…

Romance and Wine in the South of France

Romance and Wine in the South of France

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Many of us think we need to travel to Paris or Champagne to experience what France has to offer in the way of wine travel. I’ve been to both, and they were great, but I find the small, less known wine regions featuring family owned wineries to be much more intriguing.

Unique Getaways: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

Unique Getaways: Lake of the Ozarks, Missouri

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The Lake of the Ozarks (Lake) is a lake resort destination in Missouri. Ahhh, I see I have your attention. It offers world-class boating, golfing, shopping and fishing, and a wide variety of lodging, culinary innovation, state parks, and other recreational activities to suit any budget and taste.