Category Archives: Food and dining

The Real Montreal

If I have learned anything in 48 hours, it’s how genuinely and vivaciously Montreal lives at night. Last night, after a day of typical tourist fare (though typical neglects how magnificent the historic churches, mansions and museums are…), I set … Continue reading

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A Scandinavian Christmas….with a side of mischievous elves

One of the joys of the Advent season for me has always been the excuse to let my proud  Scandinavian heritage flag fly. There is very little that makes me feel as connected to my ancestors, farmers who immigrated from … Continue reading

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Akureyri, Iceland – My Alternate Universe Hometown

Flying in Iceland is a breeze and a pleasure. A taste of the glamorous days of air travel, when the stewardess wore smart suits and perfectly coiffed hats (the days before “flight attendants” was in common usage), complimentary beverages were … Continue reading

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Sæl og blessuð Islandi!

I am here in the land of fire and ice! Yes, this may be an overused cliché to describe Iceland, but it´s so accurate, I can’t help but think of it. And one’s introduction to Iceland certainly is a reminder of … Continue reading

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A Year of Travel Gems

Rolling into a new year spurs looking ahead to fresh adventures and travels, lingering in quirky cafes, and discovering unseen vistas. Now that 2011 is finally here, I am chomping at the bit to be lacing up my hiking boots … Continue reading

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Dinner Table Travel

This past week I visited Scandinavia. I savored a moist St. Lucia Day bun with hints of delicate saffron and delighted at a mixture of lingonberries and spice-infused meatballs. Last week I sat in the streets of Budapest with a dinner drenched … Continue reading

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Vancouver Photos

I have finally found the time between napping and work to begin posting photos from my trip through the Pacific Northwest a couple weeks ago. The first installment is for my weekend in Vancouver, British Columbia with my niece. Enjoy!

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