A beachside lesson in decorating a pineapple with a happy face and filling it with a tropical drink.
Oil Down is a tasty one-pot casserole that is the national dish of Grenada. Recipes vary, but the one essential ingredient is breadfruit. However you prepare Oil Down, the result is delicious. During our recent stay at Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach Club on Grand Anse Beach, the chefs treated us to a cooking demonstration […]
After a mega-million-dollar renovation, Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun All-Inclusive promises a vacation of year-round sunshine, a white sugary beach, sumptuous eating, top-flight entertainment and gracious Mexican hospitality in a magnificent tropical setting. You’ll never want to leave! Read my story about the Fiesta Americana Condesa Cancun as published in UrbanMatter.com.
Beyond Reykjavik and the Golden Circle of Iceland lies a wonderland of caves, glaciers, waterfalls and rainbows. Read my story about our visit to Western Iceland in Journal & Topics Media here.
Taylor Grocery near Oxford, MS, is an eatery that delivers Southern comfort food with a side of live music. Never mind the peeling paint, hand-scribbled signs and rusty gasoline pump. You’re in for outrageously delish Southern cooking at Taylor Grocery, an eatery famous for fried catfish a short jaunt outside Oxford, MS. (I dined at […]
“Thacker Mountain Radio Hour” features music, literature and good humor. One of Oxford’s many cultural gems is the weekly “Thacker Mountain Radio Hour,” a live radio and internet broadcast that headlines mostly Southern musicians and authors. You won’t want to miss a show if you’re in town. It’s held at the Off Square Books, a […]
The Graduate Oxford is a collegiate-themed hotel in the heart of Oxford, MS. You’ll dream sweet dreams about your college days at the Graduate hotel in Oxford, MS, home to the University of Mississippi–affectionately known as Ole Miss. The Graduate is a growing chain of boutique hotels near notable college and university campuses around the […]
The iconic Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac hotel in Quebec City is a world treasure. After passing through gleaming brass revolving doors, I entered a world of elegance and refinement. It was the Fairmont Le Chateau Frontenac, a fairy castle of a hotel in Quebec City, and I would be staying for the next four nights. […]
Le Monastere des Augustines’ former cloister is a hotel, restaurant, retreat and museum that soothes your body and soul.
Saint-Roch is an up-and-coming neighborhood bursting with culinary energy. If you want to experience the culture of a city, indulge in its food and drink. Foodie tours are an excellent way to sample the local tastes in two or three hours. I’ve been fortunate to take several foodie tours in different cities, and I highly […]