North America · Travel

Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

I spent a few of my teen years in Texas, suffering through the heat, humidity, and cowboy hats. As soon as I could, I headed elsewhere. For the last 25 years, I’ve haven’t been the least tempted to go back. And yet here I was, with a trip to Texas on my calendar. To visit… Continue reading Fort Worth, Texas – a City of Surprises

Canada · Restaurants · Travel

An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

My partner and I took a road trip across the border into Canada this weekend, for an early anniversary getaway to Vancouver. Next to Paris, it’s one of my favorite cities in the world, and I was thrilled to experience it together.  We stayed at the Worldmark, The Club resort, the Canadian, on Hornby Street,… Continue reading An Anniversary Getaway to Vancouver, Canada

California · North America · Travel

An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica

If you’d asked me a year ago what I thought about spending a long weekend in Santa Monica, California, I probably wouldn’t have been very excited. I grew up in the LA area, and going back as a tourist has never made my list. Anything can change with the right enticement, however.  For me, that… Continue reading An Abundant Weekend in Santa Monica