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
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
This is my first post in my shiny new blog! I'm in the middle of planning and prepping for a 5-month sojourn in England, France, Belgium and Italy, and finding that it has taken almost as much time to plan the trip as the trip itself. I leave in 3 weeks and while my list … Continue reading What am I doing?
I'm a newly-retired hotel concierge "of a certain age" who has decided to have a new adventure. I love to travel and I love to eat, so I'm off to wander around Europe for the summer of 2014. I hope you'll find something of interest in my travels.