Summertime and Summerfest The Perfect Combination

Summertime and Summerfest The Perfect Combination

    When is summer coming? Will it ever be warm? These are the questions that most Midwesterner’s have been asking this June. This summer has been off to a rainy, gloomy and cold start this year. On our recent visit to Milwaukee, Wisconsin courtesy of Visit Milwaukee we found one festival that is going strong […]

A Taste of the Taste of Chicago

A Taste of the Taste of Chicago

  The room was buzzing with anticipation of announcements about who will be appearing at the 2015 Taste of Chicago. Chefs and restaurants, bands and food trucks, tasty tidbits from the city’s ever-growing culinary scene were the subject of questions that got answered today.   Alpana Singh, master sommelier and proprietor of The Boarding House, […]

Chocolate Lovers Paradise

Chocolate Lovers Paradise

    If you’re a chocolate lover you must plan on going to The Peninsula Chicago to experience their Chocolate at the Pen. We were recent guests of The Peninsula Chicago’s Chocolate at the Pen. We were not financially compensated for this review. The thoughts and experience were entirely our own. When we first heard about […]

Night Festivals Offer Something for Everyone

Night Festivals Offer Something for Everyone

  There’s something captivating about night festivals and events. Whether you’re enjoying music and a picnic in the park, seeing exotic offerings or sipping hot wine under bright glittering lights, night festivals offer a whole new perspective on food travel. Here we show you a few of our favorites. Donghuamen Night Market One of the […]

Pamukkale the Cotton Castle

Pamukkale the Cotton Castle

  by Lesley Quinn Driving through the Denizli province in the South Western part of Turkey is not what you would expect if you’ve picked up a few Turkish words and realize deniz means sea. The landscape is covered in dusty tan brown soil, with patches of dry yellow grass that have only the slightest […]

Musical Marienplatz Munich Germany

Musical Marienplatz Munich Germany

  Munich is certainly a musical city and Marienplatz, the market square known for housing the new town hall (Rathaus) with its famous musical carillon, known as the Glockenspiel is a worthy highlight of any visit. The Glockenspiel is an ornate carillon or set of bells in a tower that are played by a keyboard […]

Extraordinary Ephesus Turkey

Extraordinary Ephesus Turkey

Ephesus, the extraordinary ancient city with its Great Theater, Celsus Library, Temple of Artemis and  Terrace Houses still being uncovered is a must stop if you’re planning to visit Turkey. Located in present day Selçuk, Ephesus was originally a Greek city renown for the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. […]

Desert and Dale Chihuly Glass

Desert and Dale Chihuly Glass

  We recently had the chance to visit the Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix, Arizona. We were pleasantly surprised to discover that world famous glass artist, Dale Chihuly, would be on exhibit for Chihuly in the Garden. We braved the long lines and were rewarded with a beautiful and restoring afternoon in the desert. We […]

Brussels Belgium Peeing and Waffles

Brussels Belgium Peeing and Waffles

  Brussels Belgium is known for many things. It is the capital of Belgium and de facto capital of the European Union for starters. But two of its best known and beloved hallmarks are much more earthy. A little statue of a peeing boy – yes, we did say peeing – and the most delicious […]

Venice Carnival

Venice Carnival

  Venice Carnival is one of the world’s most colorful celebrations, filled with vibrant costumes, elaborate masks and one of the oldest and sweetest food traditions in Italy. It takes place from Mid-February until early March and against the backdrop of one of the world’s most romantic cities provides a spectacle unlike any other.   […]

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