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Good Eats in Koreatown, New York City

By on February 3, 2018 in Dining, New York Travel with 1 Comment
Good Eats in Koreatown, New York City

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” When I traveled to Vietnam, one of my flights was on a Korean airline, which served Korean food. I had never really eaten Korean food before, and airplane food is usually lacking. However, the spices they served us burst with flavor, […]

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Vietnam: Mekong Delta

By on January 28, 2018 in Vietnam with 3 Comments
Vietnam: Mekong Delta

“We travel because we need to, because distance and difference are the secret tonic to creativity. When we get home, home is still the same, but something in our minds has changed, and that changes everything.” – Unknown After a fascinating morning at the Cu Chi Tunnels, our tour guides shuffled us off to lunch. […]

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Turkey Meatballs

By on January 27, 2018 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Turkey Meatballs

“The first wealth is health.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson I recently started reading The Autoimmune Solution by Amy Myers, M.D., a gift from my mom. Dr. Myers explores the impact of food on our bodies. In an effort to follow her teachings, I needed to find something I could easily make for breakfast. My mom suggested […]

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Chocolate, Almond Butter Delight

By on January 7, 2018 in Tasty Delights with 0 Comments
Chocolate, Almond Butter Delight

“Life is like chocolate: you should enjoy it piece for piece and let it slowly melt on your tongue.” – Unknown I love chocolate. I love the rich, creamy taste as it melts in my mouth. I love how my muscles relax as it slithers through my body. I love the  burst of energy I […]

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Mystic, Connecticut

By on December 27, 2017 in Connecticut Travel with 0 Comments
Mystic, Connecticut

“Happiness is a car, the open road, and a friend.” – Unknown  I stumbled upon Mystic, Connecticut during a work trip. One of my former clients, Griffin, had booked a meeting for us in the town. He informed me Mystic had a cool vibe and to check it out if I had some time. I took his […]

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Traveling Abroad: Don’t Drink the Water

By on December 24, 2017 in Asia Travel, Mexico Travel with 13 Comments
Traveling Abroad: Don’t Drink the Water

“When you travel, remember that a foreign country is not designed to make you comfortable. It is designed to make its own people comfortable.” – Clifton Fadiman This blog was inspired by a former co-worker, who honeymooned in Cabo. As I had been, she asked me for suggestions. I gave her several ideas, based on […]

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Vietnam: Cu Chi Tunnels

By on December 9, 2017 in Vietnam with 3 Comments
Vietnam: Cu Chi Tunnels

“I can’t think think of anything that excites a greater sense of childlike wonder than to be in a country where you are ignorant of almost everything.” – Bill Bryson Day 2 in Vietnam begins now… We woke up early to catch a private tour to the Cu Chi Tunnels and Mekong Delta. We spent […]

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Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

By on December 8, 2017 in Vietnam with 5 Comments
Vietnam: Ho Chi Minh City

“You will never understand the true meaning of your life, until you travel and experience how others are living theirs.” – Unknown  After a crazy night at LAX and a stopover in South Korea, we arrived in Vietnam. Let the adventure begin! Note: I had never thought about visiting South Korea. After tasting their flavorful spices and observing […]

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24 Hours in New York City

By on November 24, 2017 in New York Travel with 0 Comments
24 Hours in New York City

“One belongs to New York instantly; one belongs to it as much in five minutes as in five days.” – Tom Wolfe When my sister, Dina, and niece, Joanna, visited from Greece, I asked if they wanted to go to New York City. Of course, they did. I used points to book a Hilton property close to […]

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Vietnam: The Airport

By on November 4, 2017 in California Travel, Vietnam with 3 Comments

“Once a year, go someplace you’ve never been before.” – Dalai Lama In October, Elaine asked me if I wanted to go to Vietnam. She told me to find a friend and join her on her adventure. For more than a decade, I had talked about venturing off to Vietnam with Erin. I gave her […]

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