Delicious Detours: Getting Our Fill of Old School, Cooked Down Goodness at Glenda’s Creole Kitchen

When you are preparing for a road trip, are you the kind of person who leaves the packing until the morning of, instead spending a week in advance weighing the strategic options for finding the quintessential food experience along your chosen route?  The place only the locals know about, the one at the epicenter of […]

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Rhone-some Love

A trip to Lyon meant that I was within striking distance of a Rhone valley wine tour.  What luck!  Southern Rhone wines had become some of our very favorites back at home in Houston, where lately we were discovering the world of Cotes du Rhone, Vacqueyras, Gigondas and Chateauneuf du Pape at our neighborhood Spec’s […]

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Eating Lyon

If you are planning a trip to Paris, consider making a side excursion to Lyon.  Adding a couple of nights to your travel itinerary is well worth the effort in order to experience this unique French city. Reserve a seat on the TGV, France’s high speed train, and you’ll zip through picturesque country villages and […]

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Paris Wine & Dine

  Springtime in Paris–everything in bloom!  Including my appetite for French cuisine.  Yes, the Eiffel Tower, the Louvre, and Notre Dame Cathedral are obligatory and awe-inspiring, so visit these, of course.  But do a little homework before you leave the States, and you will have some of the most satisfying meal experiences in the world […]

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