Paradise in Phu Quoc

After hiking through rice patties and the jungle, sleeping in stilt houses and on trains (admittedly, there were a couple of decent hotel stays in between), we were ready for a little luxury.  And in Vietnam that doesn’t have to cost too much.   We wanted a beach escape without being badgered.  And since we’d planned…

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Dog For Dinner?

It isn’t a myth that dog is eaten in Vietnam. When we first arrived in Hanoi, we were surprised to find that dogs were noticeably absent from the streets.  Not at all what you would expect to find in a developing country with a reputation for an overabundance of mangy mutts.  We saw only 2…

Hanoi: Pho, Pho and More Pho

My trip to Vietnam was everything I could have hoped for in a vacation and so much more.  We ate, drank, ate a little more and had some serious adventures over the last two weeks.  I have lots to share with you, so I will be doing several posts in the coming weeks.  For this…

Blowing Off Steam In Burgundy

Looking for a relaxing trip in France?  Consider Burgundy.  Known for its wine and its food, it’s a more laid back option than Paris. Stretching over 60kms, the Cote d’Or is divided into two regions: the Cote de Beaune and the Cote de Nuits, making it easy to tailor your visit to a weekend or…

Hanging Up The Blue Apron

The gas is on! The gas is on!  I’m so excited to use my oven tonight that I can barely contain myself.  But instead of roasting a chicken, I’ll be making some sweet potato fries, caramelizing onions and grilling burgers because I have to use the pretzel rolls I got from the food subscription service,…