Category: Travel

Molinari Delicatessen (North Beach, San Francisco, CA)

I’m starting to realize that one of these San Francisco trips is going to need to be centered around the incredible eating in North Beach. On our walk back from Original Joe’s, we ran across Molinari’s, kinda by accident. Only one of the most famous delis in SF! Inside was a literal cornucopia of Italian foods, staffed by friendly old...

Fork’n Pork (Victoria, BC)

They had me at Pork. Mac N Cheese – with Pork? Yes please. And here’s a closeup of the menu. Next time tho – we have a date with Empress Hotel.

Afternoon Tea (Fairmont Empress, Vancouver BC)

If you come to Vancouver there are 2 things you must do, Butchart Gardens and Afternoon Tea at the Empress Hotel. The adult ticket to Butchart Gardens was $46CAD which was a lot, but the Gardens never fail to impress me. Lush and exquisitely manicured even in the winter, it presents dozens of photo opportunities and will inspire even the...

San Diego County Fair 2016

Today we accompanied Ms S and two school friends to the San Diego County Fair. Previously named the Del Mar Fair, this is in my opinion the best fair in California. The LA County Fair is almost too huge, and the Orange County Fair is too small. The San Diego Fair has a spectacular setting right on the ocean, nice and...

Shangri-La Day Foot Spa (San Gabriel)

This weekend the ladies wanted to repeat their very successful foot massage experience of last year. But this time we thought we would try something new. There are many foot massage places in San Gabriel but we spied one in the Black Ball mall that had some nice upholstered cushions and look like it might offer more than just foot...

Obama in Vietnam

President Barack Obama dined in Hanoi, Vietnam, on Monday with CNN personality Anthony Bourdain, whose “Parts Unknown” food travelogue is one of the network’s most popular nonfiction series. http://www.seattletimes.com/nation-world/nation-politics/obama-dining-with-cnns-anthony-bourdain-for-series/

Kauai, Hawaii – the Mega List

Note – we just returned from Kauai and will be making a major update to this page. Stay tuned. Kauai is one of our favorite destinations. Not only is Kauai a rural paradise chock full of outdoor adventure, it is Ms T’s Mom’s hometown (her Mom is 3rd generation Japanese).  The house she grew up in is still standing, and...

Oahu, Hawaii – the Mega List

Oahu is truly a tropical metropolis.  If you came to Hawaii to get away from the big city, then Oahu is not for you. But if you want to experience the up-and-coming trends in Hawaii, and have the high-end Hawaiian food experience, and see the big surf on the North Shore, (or if you are a Brand Name B*tch and...