The Zen of Travel – Shit Happens

I leave in less than 2 weeks, and today discovered my first would-have-been major mistake -- I booked my hotel in Brussels for August, not September.  Thank goodness the concierge at the hotel was double-checking my work, and emailed me!  Hopefully, he'll be able to fix it for me, as well. But it just illustrates … Continue reading The Zen of Travel – Shit Happens

I wanna be Bourdain

Food tourism seems to come in two extremes -- ultra high-end food tours where you explore a Florentine market and then learn how to cook pasta in the kitchen of a famous cookbook author (for hundreds of dollars per hour) or trooping through a cheese-making plant (free, but not engaging). Those of us who love to … Continue reading I wanna be Bourdain