World Oyster Kitchen: Watermelon Greek Salad Recipe

For World Oyster kitchen, I recreated a Watermelon Greek Salad recipe I discovered on my Norwegian Cruise Lines trip to Alaska. At the time, I was so hungry that I scarfed down the salad before I thought of photographing it. I’ve had to rely on memory and a little experimentation. This recipe substitutes watermelon for […]

World Oyster at the Easton Public Market

This week finds World Oyster at the Easton Public Market. Opened in 2015, the market is one of the newer attractions in this small eastern Pennsylvania city. It joins Lafayette College, the Crayola Experience, and the National Canal Museum as a local attraction. Best Lunch: Mister Lee’s Noodles Second-Best Lunch: Taylor Taco Shop Decadent Treat […]

World Oyster in Minneapolis

World Oyster in Minneapolis compiles several trips I’ve taken to the upper Midwest city. Minneapolis is a mix of gritty and modern, leafy and stark, urban and suburban. Most iconic thing to do: Visit the Mall of America Distinctive feature: The Skyway Best restaurants for foodies: Alma and The Bachelor Farmer Most surprising: The thriving […]

The Best of Seattle in Just Two Days

After our Alaskan cruise, we planned to stay an extra day, and so we wanted to see the best of Seattle in just two days. We like to pack as much as we can into our trips, and that requires careful planning. Because we concentrated more on Alaska than our stopover in Seattle, we needed […]

Dining in Auckland New Zealand

On a brief trip to Auckland, New Zealand, my husband and I dined at some of the city’s best restaurants, from casual to upscale. Not surprisingly, we discovered that dining in Auckland New Zealand can rival that of any major international city. The Sugar Club Since The Sugar Club is located on the 53rd floor […]

Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa: Review

Years ago, when it first opened, I stayed at the Kimpton Lorien Hotel & Spa in Alexandria, VA. I wasn’t a fan, so I approached a recent visit with some trepidation. Not to worry! As the hotel has come into its own, everything about it has improved to become one of the better lodging options […]

Cascade The Restaurant: Review

If a friend had not told me about Cascade The Restaurant at Durham Springs, I would have never tried it. Without this recommendation, I would have missed out on the finest dining available in upper Bucks County, PA. Located in the country amid rolling hills, this restaurant offers innovative dishes that change weekly, perhaps even […]

Three Days in Auckland

Earlier this year, my husband and I spent three days in Auckland, New Zealand. If you think that’s too short, you’re right. The sprawling city by itself isn’t as interesting as Wellington; however, Auckland is a good jumping-off point to explore North Island. Most memorable: A day on the island Tiritiri Matangi Best Restaurant for […]

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