Destinations

Going Back to the Future

Back to the Future is considered by many to be one of the best movies ever made. Besides a great story-line, the film is full of endearing characters, great comedic moments, adventure and it’s a movie that never fails to entertain me. I love visiting filming locations and I was in the perfect place to visit the best BTTF spots, Los Angeles. DeLorean from BTTF –...

A Taste of Kauai

The water was a little rough as we rounded Kamala Point on the south coast of Kauai. I knew there was a reason the place looked familiar. After all, it WAS the same spot where Harrison Ford’s character got marooned with Anne Heche in the film 6 days 7 nights. Our boat crew grabbed two 5-gallon buckets from the hold and I assumed one of the girls in the back had...

Blowfish- Japanese Roulette

Anthony Bourdain said this about Japanese food: “There’s a level of perfectionism, attention to detail, quality ingredients and tradition and technique unlike anywhere else”. Zuboraya Restaurant- Photo by Bill Wiatrak I have to agree. The food in Japan is epic. A simple trip to the grocery store uncovers aisle after aisle of gastronomic treasures...

Bargain Traveling the British Isles

I’d been contemplating a trip to the UK. Not just a stopover in London (which can be awesome) but a visit to some places off the beaten track, particularly the crown dependencies. If you have no idea what they are, you’re not alone. Three islands, Jersey, Guernsey and Man have this rare title. They aren’t part of Europe and they’re not technically the UK. They are...

Penny Lane to Abbey Road

“I found her” my travel partner exclaimed. We were wandering through a Liverpool cemetery looking for one of the most recognized names in music; a person whom Paul McCartney had claimed he’d made up, but happened to share the same name as the woman on a gravestone at the very church where John and Paul had met: Eleanor Rigby.  Eleanor Rigby’s Name Can be...

Looking for Lindbergh

THE LONG ROAD TO HANA “Make sure you do the Road to Hana”! someone told me for the 11th time. Like the others before, their eyes briefly glazed over as if they were talking about El Dorado, the lost city of gold. What was so magical about this road that sounded like Bing Crosby/ Bob Hope movie? I Googled it. Most reviewers seemed to love the twisty road...

Experiencing Los Angeles More Easel-y

When one thinks about traveling to LA, Hollywood is often the first thing that comes to mind. The name “Leonardo”, is more likely to conjure up images of “DiCaprio” rather than “da Vinci”. Surprisingly enough, Los Angeles has a thriving art scene that often gets overshadowed by other attractions, but if you take the time to visit some of it’s top museums, you’re...

The Six Travel Lessons

Most experienced travelers have made mistakes that have taught them valuable lessons of what to never do again. Traveling in an unfamiliar place and having your guard down can always be a little risky. A seasoned traveler knows that “when life throws you lemons, make margaritas”. Drawing from past experiences can teach us how to travel better in the...

Awesome Things to do in Japan

Japan. It’s a mystical country unlike any other destination in Asia. With a sense of style that far surpasses its neighbors, exotic foods, and an island chain that extends almost 2,000 miles, Japan is full of surprises. It could take a lifetime to discover all this wondrous country has to offer, so where do you go on your first visit? Here’s my list of awesome things...