Culinary Travels

Stories and recipes from our travels!

Flying First Class…Is It Worth It?

When did you last fly first class? Do you remember when flying was fun? Today, we live in a time of enhanced security which translates to longer lines, restrictions on carry-on items, and even the occasional pat-down at the airport.  Seriously folks, who wants to take their shoes off in public? While nothing can be …

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South Seas Island Resort

A Tropical Escape…Closer Than You May Think!   South Seas Island Resort…such an exotic sounding destination. It is indeed a tropical oasis located at the tip of a barrier island, surrounded by turquoise waters, blessed with balmy temperatures year-round, offering a variety of accommodations to suit the most discriminating traveler. All this and you don’t …

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SOBEWFF… Is It Worth It?

The annual South Beach Food and Wine Festival is held over five days at the end of February. As a first-time attendee I didn’t really know what to expect. There were SO many events and tickets are not cheap! The “$100 and under” category offered “Buddha and Bellinis” for only $35; first you participate in …

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Valet Parking… Is It Worth It?

On a recent trip to a resort area hotel, I needed to decide whether to valet park. I was traveling with my daughter and her Technology Student Association team for a competition and we had LOTS of stuff with us. While valet parking might make it easier to unload and load, I recently committed to …

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Is It Worth It?

By Lori Rodgers – Is it worth it to upgrade to a room with a balcony? Arrived at Championsgate Resort today, on a February afternoon in Central Florida.  Checked into my 8th floor King room with a balcony right around 5 PM. I’m dead centre on the “adult”pool where a private reception was being prepared. …

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Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine at Whole Foods?

By Lori Rodgers – Is it Worth It… to pay $11 for one glass of wine…at Whole Foods?   The long-awaited day finally came. The new Whole Foods at University and Honore is open. I’m especially happy because its approximately 7 minutes from my home. I waited until two days after the grand opening to …

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Eating dinner at the bar alone… Is It Worth It?

By Lori Rodgers – David’s Club Omni Resort at ChampionsGate Dinner at the bar.  Not a big reach.  I was hungry, and this is a very nice resort.  The bar at David’s Club looked like a fairly tame scene. As I walked in, I spotted a group of empty seats towards the end. Perfect. I …

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Recipes from the Heart

Thanks to Kathy Witt, the award-winning travel and lifestyle writer for these delicious contributions. In a world gone topsy-turvy by a pandemic, comfort food comes to the rescue, calming nerves and nourishing the soul. This week, we welcome signature recipes from the Bluegrass State. Georgetown, Kentucky’s Local Feed is a popular restaurant and their acclaimed …

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The Gourmet Highway – A New Journey: Back to the Future

We are not alone on an island. With deference to poet John Donne, whenever someone suffers or is afraid, it affects each of us. We are one, always have been, always will be. Through this spirit of unity, no crisis can defeat us. While we will not be doing any traveling for a while, that …

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