Posts filed under: Guide

I’ll make this first part simple: volleyball brought me to San Diego (surprise, surprise). Really, volleyball has often brought me down here, as my second oldest played for the University...
I swear, my four day trip to Miami Beach was only supposed to be a quick little, stress-relieving, relaxing by the water girlfriends’ trip. When booked, I had no intentions...
It started with a cheap ticket, as these things often do. A Jet Blue flight from Long Beach to New York for a mere $238 – a ticket that begged...
There are many reasons the city of New Orleans owns a piece of me. It’s got soul. The music is unmatched. There’s Bourbon Street and beignets and beads. But for...
It all started with Portland. ‘Twas the place where I first set out on a quick visit to a city simply to dine. Eating Portland is what I called it,...
Where, oh where did Dianderthal go? Oh where, oh where can she be? It seems that autumn has sucked me up. The Sunday before Labor Day, I fell into a...
With yet another summer begun for me, it was time to head to the border (the Cali-Nevada border, that is) for another dance competition with my youngest and the rest...
This post is past due by about a month or so. It was April when I flew to the ATL for a work conference and got my grub on, ready...
Of course, a visit to Portland would not be quite right if it didn’t land me at Voodoo Doughnut at some point. In fact, over my two days in PDX,...
Our final day in Portland started with a bang-zoom-wow for the bellies with breakfast at Mother’s Bistro & Bar. Walking in the drizzly rain, we thought ourselves lucky when first...
I couldn’t let my quest to eat Portland get in the way of exercise or checking out a brand new city (to me), so my Friday in Portland began with...
The title of this post is literal. I am in Portland with the sole purpose of eating. It’s not the only reason I’ve flown a couple hours north from Southern...
I survived the chains, the fast food joints, the places screaming “Eat Here – This Is Genuine Texas Grub!” and, finally, I was ready to savor, to be merry, to...
WE were in town for volleyball. But I was in town for a meal. I mean, this was AUSTIN! I arrived ready with my list of foodie hot spots, plenty...