Dine Alone and Love It

And why shouldn’t you? Why should you be ashamed to enjoy a meal alone and in the company of yourself? You shouldn’t! Yes the world would like for you to believe that everyone is in a relationship, out enjoying dinner while you dine alone like a rejected teen. Take a minute and observe couples in…

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Yuki Yuki Yuki

Something about sushi just makes me love life that much more. Give me a pot of green tea, a bottle of hot sake, and a menu in any Japanese restaurant and I’m elated. Yuki is one of my local favorites that never disappoints. A quick 20 minute drive up I-75 South from Atlanta, beautiful decor,…

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Bayard Cutting Arboretum

New York, not all brick city, but the state of wonder and all possibilities. No place like New York exists in the United States, where else can we find such a rich mix of culture living harmoniously? If you are a child of an immigrant, for most, New York was their point of entry, and…

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Gems in Germany

Rain greeted me my first day in Europe! For years I planned to loose my European virginity in England, but Germany won the prize. Looking out during the final 30 minutes of the flight I was in awe of the landscape. Nothing but shades upon shades of green and as we landed, rain, pouring rain.…

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The Burger, The Cathedral and The Croissant!

The Burger Isn’t she beautiful? Don’t dare ask me where I was when I ate this burger, all I know is that I was in Strasbourg France, we somehow stepped out of the car into a monsoon, and this was the closest cover. Soaking wet, slightly unnerved, but also hungry, we sat down in a…

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A Day In Bastogne

Bastogne War Museum Crossed three countries, broke the speed limit at well over a hundred miles per hour everywhere possible, car sick from all of the curves and turns, but I arrived alive. Don’t ask me for directions, I closed my eyes above 90 mph and didn’t open them until the car stopped. I also…

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Niceness In Napa!

Napa is a stones throw from my grandparents backyard, literally 35 miles. Napa has always seemed like an unattainable destination that was designed for the rich to bask in the shade of vineyards while sipping a vintage Merlot. Never did I think I could afford a trip to the world famous Napa Valley. Quick Misconceptions…

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Desert Botanical Garden

One never thinks of the desert as a place where you would enjoy or even find a botanical garden, well The Desert Botanical Garden in Phoenix awaits. Not only is the garden full of surprises, it has information along each trail about the plants you are seeing, and how they grow and thrive in such…

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What The Pho Phoenix!

Who would think temperatures in the hundreds would welcome a hot steaming, spicy, sour bowl of Pho? The weather in Phoenix has me reminiscing on the summer I spent in Egypt 10 years ago. The sun is simply spectacular but your skin sizzles as temperatures peak in the early evening upwards of 110 degrees. As…

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