Sunshine in San Diego

I awake to the warm glow of the morning sun striped across my face. As my consciousness steadily brightens from a sedate state, a wave of adrenaline rushes through my veins bursting in my core, rendering me coherent. A shock to the senses can only be aroused by the allure of one thing, the sweet promise of […]

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Hash House, San Diego

HI! How are you? I’ve missed you! I’ve seen you checking and checking and to your dismay, there hasn’t been a peep out of me in months. It wasn’t intentional, I assure you. I had a little fight with WordPress, but after a bit of a battle, I won. And here I am! I have […]

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South of France: Because I Cannes

We bid au revoir to our French Riviera retreat, and drove the scenic, winding road towards Le Pont-du-Loup.  Tucked into the mountainside on the bank of Le Loup river is the Confiserie Florian, France’s answer to Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. At the original Confiserie Florian in the Nice Old Town, traditional candies have been cooked down and […]

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South of France: A Taste of Mougins

We woke up early and headed for Cannes. Rid your mind of a glamorous day of seaside shopping and designer fare – that’s for tomorrow. Today was an adventure of epicurean delight, starting in the Forville Provencal Food Market. Accompanied by Head Chef David Chauvac, we searched through tables of bountiful produce, all seasonal and sourced pretty close to […]

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South Tyrol: Day 4

Wait! I didn’t finish telling you about Day 3! We left the peace and quiet of the countryside and headed for Bolzano, the capital of South Tyrol. City life here, however, isn’t what you’d expect. A quaint town with an outstanding quality of life, ranked highly amongst all of Italy, with a combination of youthfulness from […]

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South Tyrol: Day 3

For a better view of our stunning surroundings, we decided to take a hike. A moderately challenging hike up Alta Pusteria on the Stoneman Trail ascends 120km, and is more than worth the climb for the view from the top. But we’ll start at the bottom, where we made our first friends. Fluffy sheep traversed the terrain […]

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