Flying Fish, Grand Bahama: The island’s best restaurant?

Flying Fish

When it comes to the Caribbean, gourmet dining is not necessarily at the forefront of the mind. But visitors to Grand Bahama Island are in for a treat dining at Flying Fish, perhaps the island’s best restaurant, adjacent to Pelican Bay Hotel. In November, the restaurant invited several award-winning chefs from across the Caribbean to showcase […]

All Y’all Golfers Come Runnin’ to Mississippi

The Preserve #14

Each March, in the US and in basketball circles across the globe, the NCAA men’s basketball tournament owns the sporting world. And this year, the Ole Miss Runnin’ Rebels got in on the madness, running all the way to the SEC tournament title and a second-round upset over Wisconsin. Big news for Mississippi, but lost in […]

Mazatlan: Seafood and Eat It

La Costa Marinera

Mazatlan is rightly praised for its shrimp dishes, but as I discovered, that is not the only seafood to enjoy in this culinary wonderland. I was lucky enough to be part of a group who got to watch the chef at La Costa Marinera prepare ceviche and aguachile. Though similar these two dishes are distinguished […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: Pier W

Pier W

Pier W is a five-star restaurant and Cleveland landmark,  known for its critically acclaimed seafood menu and wine bar. Named one of the Top 20 Best Restaurant Views In America by The Daily Meal, it’s located in the charming suburb of Lakewood and sits on the breathtaking Lake Erie with a 180 degree view of downtown […]

Cleveland’s Cuisine: The West Side Market

In 2008, The Westside Market was named one of the "10 Great Public Places in America" by The American Planning Association. Photo by: Trishna Patel

Known as one of Cleveland’s National Historic Landmarks with origins dating back as early as the late 1800s, The West Side Market tells a beautiful story of how the city’s first generation of immigrants, mostly of Eastern European descent, traded their native foods and spices. It was officially dedicated in 1912 and has grown into the largest […]

Seattle & AA’s 737-800 with Sky Interior


It was my second time flying Alaska Airlines up to Seattle in 10 days, so I quickly became pretty familiar with their product and learned some tricks. Here are my notes/observations: -If you have elite status with American Airlines (AA) but not Alaska (like me), be sure to have your AA gold card out so […]

Getting a Boot Out Of Italy: A Culinary Journey from Heel to Toe


By John Blanchette: Reggio Calabria, Italy – One of the most neglected destinations in Italy is the lower boot. But things are changing as tourists discover the remarkable beauty of the rugged hill towns, Mediterranean influenced cuisine and travel bargains the south affords. Greek influences are felt here and a dialect of the language is […]

Georgette Diamandis: Kennebunkport, Maine


Weekend Getaway in Kennebunkport By Georgette Diamandis A weekend in Kennebunkport, Maine, refreshed my soul, my body, and even my marriage. Southern Maine is easy to get to, and I found the Kennebunks abundant in nature, seaside charm, and history. Our stay at the Nonantum Resort was serene, exhilarating, and fun. Warm Welcome We were […]