The Midwestern state of Wisconsin is notable for exquisite scenery and more than a million cows. It’s also a foodie wonderland with vast and creative spreads of cheese, chocolate and beer. Read my story in Travel Awaits right here.
The Caribbean country of Grenada is seeing a strong surge of tourists and cruise ships these days. Why? The sunny skies and laid-back ambiance are givens, but there’s so much more to embrace. Here are 9 reasons for you to love the legendary “Spice Isle” right now: (Many thanks to Mount Cinnamon Resort and Beach […]
Tourists and cruise ships are flocking like shorebirds to the Caribbean country of Grenada. The draws are numerous: Velvety soft beaches, frothy waterfalls, verdant rainforests, and delectable cuisine dashed with local spices. And rum. Read my story in Journal & Topics Newspapers here.
Portland, Maine, was named 2018 Restaurant City of the Year by Bon Appétit magazine, and it’s not just for the lobster. The culinary scene is amazingly diverse and delicious, even moreso when you consider the northern seacoast city has a population of less than 70,000. Other cities that have received the honor in recent years […]
Lucky Catch Cruises promises an authentic lobstering experience. I’d been chowing down on lobster rolls for a few days in Portland, Maine, and wanted to know more about how the tasty cold-water crustaceans end up on my plate. The fine folks at Visit Portland Maine arranged for a group of travel writers to tag along […]
Head to South Padre Island, Texas, and you’ll find a subtropical climate, miles of white sand, diverse natural wonders, thrilling watersports and ocean-fresh good eating.
The Foo Foo Festival in Pensacola, Florida, could be the best time you’ve never had. Simply put, it’s a 12-day extravaganza of art, culture, cuisine and entertainment. Dozens of events and activities run in various (mostly) downtown locations, and they range from the silly to the sublime. Some require you to purchase a ticket, but […]
The culinary scene in Virginia’s Blue Ridge is both varied and inventive. Look for Americana favorites, Southern flavors and ethnic influences. Here’s a taste of what you’ll find in Roanoke and beyond: Fortunato, 104 Kirk Ave., SW, Roanoke VA 24011 Fortunato is the region’s only traditional Italian kitchen and Neapolitan-style pizzaria, and it’s right downtown Roanoke. […]
Back in the day, the finest steakhouses proudly cut their meat to order. They served up classic cocktails and hearty sides in an intimate setting with live piano playing in the background. Oh, wait. That’s how the Chicago Chop House still does it after more than three decades in business. Now, under new ownership, the […]
Clauss Bakery & Café Rensselaer, Indiana UPDATE: I’m so sorry to tell you that Clauss Bakery & Cafe has closed. I will have sweet memories of their coconut cream pie forever. If you have a replacement suggestion, please let me know. **** When traveling the interstate highways, dining choices are pretty much limited to fast […]