Once Upon a Crabby Feast

The Alaskan King Crab season is over and done with and here I am reminiscing this delicious crustacean. Pardon me while I post this so I’ll remember what to order next time, and be able to compare as well. Due to busy schedules and spring break with the fam, I only attended/organized one king crab […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

The New Cupcake Quest

Tweet I’m just back from Leipzig – and I have a new quest. Several serious business […] The New Cupcake Quest first appeared on Inside the Travel Lab. Head over there to read more about the world. Inside the Travel Lab

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Pork in peanut sauce: Thai food

Pork in peanut sauce is really red curry goodness I’m not a huge fan of peanut sauces. They’re usually either too sweet or too bitter (W.Africa) for my liking. Not being a huge fan of Thai food either I wasn’t expecting much. But I was surprised. Very surprised at how good this dish is in… […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Ten Funny, Sad, Strange Signs from All Over

Click ‘em to make ‘em bigger. The venerable Miss Puke was still massaging away last time we checked, in December.   We wouldn’t think of charging you for taking your stuff. Sign in Hanoi, Vietnam.   Don’t know what it says, but with an exclamation mark, it looks like they mean it. This is from […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

6 Things to do in Lake Charles while waiting for the next Mardi Gras

Celebrating Mardi Gras was our prime reason for travelling to Lake Charles in Southwest Louisiana.  In addition to experiencing our first Mardi Gras, Bran & I made a Louisiana bucket list of things we wanted to do while in Lake Charles.  At the top of Dave’s list was to feast on an authentic Southwest Louisiana […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Travel by Food: 48 Countries, One Book

Sweden, Egypt, Lebanon, Peru, France, Mozambique, Belgium, Thailand, Mexico, Ethiopia: what might these diverse places have in common? Food. It’s not that they share similar dishes, though some do; it’s not that they work with the same foodstuffs, though some do that, too. It is that, along with thirty eight other nations, they are countries […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

R.I.P. Peter Matthiessen

Wikimedia Commons Prolific writer and three-time National Book Award winner Peter Matthiessen died Saturday at age 86. Matthiessen was a former CIA agent, one of the founders of The Paris Review, and the author of numerous fiction and nonfiction books. He’s best known in travel writing circles for his 1978 travelogue, “The Snow Leopard.” In […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Photo of the Week: Baptistery Ceiling (Florence, Italy)

Travel Wonders of the World

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Classed-up air service to Vegas, but can it succeed?

Every few years, an airline comes up with the bright idea to ship high rollers to Vegas on classed-up scheduled service. “They’re big spenders! They’ll want to fly on limited-service commercial airlines, rather than on private jets!” Every time it’s offered up, it fails. (MGM Grand Air, anyone?) And yet, like a zombie, this idea […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }

Is Travel Insurance Really Worth It?

“Be still. You’re bleeding.” He lightly patted a cold, damp cloth on the left side of my face, just above my eye. I felt cloudy and a slow dull pain began to creep across my face. “Let me see it,” I demanded. After some resistance, he let me up to survey the damage. A nice open […]

Read full story · Comments { 0 }