Archive for the 'epicurious travel' Category

local roots

Sunday, November 9th, 2014

When traveling, the key to unearthing a place’s culture is often found in its food – when you avoid restaurants with menus that even attempt to cater to tourists, sip wine from local grapes and drink beer brewed with local hops. Sometimes, it’s even taking the extra step to visit a market to really live, breath – and eat – […]

adventures in homebrewing

Friday, August 8th, 2014

Mike and I set off on a new adventure more than a year ago thanks to a generous Christmas gift from my brother-in-law, Bill: a brew kit. Our first foray into brewing – which entailed me following Mike around the kitchen with my camera as he did all the work – was a complete success. […]

a glimpse of chicago

Tuesday, September 11th, 2012

Can you even believe I had never been to Chicago before this summer? After a day of #NintendoEnthused fun my first stop was to see the Bean in Millennium Park. And of course, take a distorted photo of my reflection. Then- and my architect would be proud – I spotted a Frank Gehry creation: the […]

Nintendo Wii U, a sneak peek in Chicago

Sunday, August 19th, 2012

Last month I was one of the lucky Nintendo Brand Enthusiasts to attend the Nintendo Wii U sneak peek party in Chicago. It was somewhat of a spontaneous decision. Get on a plane in a few weeks and travel to a city I’ve never explored without really knowing who’ll be there or what this top secret weekend […]

homemade mac and cheese, post travel comfort food

Thursday, July 26th, 2012

Last weekend I flew to Chicago for a quick trip thanks to Nintendo and Brand About Town– I’ll be blogging that soon. It was an awesome weekend packed with game playing, eating and sightseeing. But alas, it was only a weekend and when I started my workweek on Monday I felt like I had traveled for […]

strolling through saratoga springs

Wednesday, July 18th, 2012

Have you ever visited a new place that for some reason reminded you of an entirely different place to which you’ve never even been? I did that a couple of weeks ago in Saratoga Springs, New York. This charming little hotel reminded me of Savannah, Georgia. Who knows where I got that idea. Hopefully, one […]

hungarian food

Tuesday, June 26th, 2012

Before we went to Budapest we didn’t know the food would shape our trip so much. Sure, we knew we would try some Hungarian goulash and wine, but with every meal it became clearer that Hungarian cuisine is a force with which to be reckoned – no matter where we went. When we first arrived […]

travel makes you slow down

Friday, May 4th, 2012

My muscles are flexed 99.9 percent of the time, probably even while I sleep. I get antsy when I wait. I don’t walk up stairs, I run, for no reason. I walk as if I’m being chased, as if what I’ve got to do must be so important. It’s not. I respond without thinking sometimes […]