Food, Fizz and Falling Water: Asheville, Part Dos

I’ve recently returned from a two night stay in Asheville, where we took full advantage of this open-minded North Carolina town.  Trip highlights included: Dinner at Curate, a much-celebrated, Spanish-style tapas restaurant.  Our food memories of Spain made this stop a must, and we couldn’t pass up the fantastic jamon, pan con tomate and machego. The … More Food, Fizz and Falling Water: Asheville, Part Dos

The Bigger City

The pedestrians spread across the intersection like a mass of balloons dropped on a tiny gymnasium floor. It was 8:30 a.m. when we stepped out of our Uber in Midtown Manhattan, and we had spent our first, post-LaGuardia hour creeping through the a.m. rush. But, really, how else should you interject yourself into a truly … More The Bigger City

Dolly Sods, WV – A Day Hike

The trail changed from ankle-turning, edgy rocks, to soft sands either white or silver, to root-laden, hollow dirt paths, to patches of sole-sucking bog. Our scenery changed from dense forest to unusual ground-hugging vegetation, with wind-stripped pine trees jutting courageously out from high ground. The elevation changes, while noticeable, were not dramatic, and the rocks … More Dolly Sods, WV – A Day Hike

Silent Beaches

There’s a beach we visit to listen to the buckets of dropping saltwater, our breeze-dulled murmurs, and grainy, muted footsteps.  Our closest neighbor probably wouldn’t hear us yell, and our phones are barely functional. It is perfect. There are other beaches we’ve visited, too. The ones wholly responsible for building a resort city, with a boardwalk … More Silent Beaches

Next Stop: Miami Beach

Our sunshine therapy trip is booked:  We’ll be heading to Miami Beach for a long weekend soon.  This is actually our third stay Miami, a trip made easier by regular direct flights and the allure of consistent warmth and beautiful beaches.  We look forward to revisiting Miami’s liveliness, and I’ll be sharing the details in this … More Next Stop: Miami Beach