Puerto Vallarta Chef Cooks Up Gourmet Festival

Ahead of the Gourmet Festival, taking place in Puerto Vallarta next week November 11-20, we dined at Café des Artistes, met the charismatic chef Thierry Blouet and some in our Puerto Vallarta Press Trip group discovered those were not mushrooms when, after taking a bite, delighted I exclaimed … [Read more...]

Greenland Travel with my Very Fit Teenager

When your teenager makes fun of your overall (lack of) fitness by pretending to be on a hike with you, planting both hands in his sides and exclaiming: “Beautiful view, he mom?..... MOM?.... MOTHER???” raising imaginary binoculars to his eyes and aiming them at somewhere far, grinning: “ah ... … [Read more...]

Limoncello Spritz (Or Is That Too Passé?)

On a terrace in the old town of Maastricht earlier this summer, I heard the lady at the next table order an Aperol Spritz. I never had one, so, sitting in that summer sun, browsing through a tapas menu, I thought: "why not." So when the waiter came to our table, that's what I ordered. … [Read more...]