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Throwback to January 2012: The Island of Mauritius

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
After 18 days sailing and over one month onboard seeing the small island nation of Mauritius was a welcome sight. “The island of Mauritius was unknown and uninhabited before its first recorded visit, by Arab sailors during the Middle Ages who named it Dina Arobi. In 1507 Portuguese sailors visited the uninhabited…

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Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

My Story – Best Shots of 2014

I kept my camera extremely busy in 2014. Looking back and trying to pick my favorites from each month was an extremely difficult task. I found myself getting lost in each gallery and reliving the moment I took the shot. Every picture I took has personal meaning that will live forever to be relived every […]

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Super Bowl Pick – Tuscan Wings

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
This year the Super Bowl is being held in Miami which is about 90 minutes south of where I now live in Palm Beach Gardens. South Florida will definitely be jumping as thousands are flocking to the area and events are taking place from Palm Beach County all the way…

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Banana Bread

THROWBACK THURSDAY: Kris and Marje’s Banana Bread

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
It’s good to be back in Connecticut, except for fact that its freezing here!  Last week I got stuck in a snowstorm during the ride from New York on a snowcaked Merritt Parkway. The Parkway was closed after a crash and I decided to try my luck on backroads. During the  adventure, I witnessed accidents, abandoned cars in snowbanks and…

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THROWBACK THURSDAY: Dubai – The Las Vegas of the Middle East

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
My last meal in Dubai at Trader Vic’s It been over three weeks since I left the metropolis in the desert that had its beginnings as a small fishing village on the shores of the Persian Gulf. I look back at the pictures of all the things I tried to stuff into…

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Taking in some history at Oak Alley Plantation. (October/Vacherie, LA)

Best of 2013

One of the best parts of blogging and taking pictures is the ability to look back. Its hard to sum up a year of eating, traveling and enjoying new expereinces but looking at these pictures and reading some of the posts brings them back like they were just yesterday. I had a chance to experience […]

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Suffolk Ham from Rose's Meats and Sweets. Dry cured with salt, soaked in a marinade of black beer, molasses and spices

My View of Christmas 2013

Life going to sea, I have come to accept one thing, if I miss a holiday one year I can look forward to being home for it next year and visa versa. Its not perfect, but it adds a certain level of predicability to my life. If I plan to be away for a holiday […]

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Dubai Day 2 – From the Desert to the Skyscraper

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
Grilled chicken, soup and naan bread at Aden Yemenis Restaurant This circle and etching in glass lines up to show where the observation deck is on the Burj Khalif Inside the Burj Khalif witht he Persian Gulf behind me A view from the worlds tallest observation deck (124th floor,…

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Having a tea break on the dock in Iraq. Umm Qsar, Iraq. (December 2009)

What Started as a Food Blog

Four years ago today, I was a few months past officially and legally closing the chapter on one of life’s biggest failures… a failed marriage. The pain, disappointment, feeling of failure and need to blame had subsided and I had moved on to actually being thankful for the experience, relieved we were both getting what […]

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Take it Back Tuesday: January 2010 / Dubai – Day One in the City of Gold

Originally posted on La Buena Vida:
My nightly pre-game became Turkish Coffee, hooka pipe and whiskey on ice on the rooftop. A view from my hotel towards the port and the Persian Gulf The view of downtown Dubai from the Sea View Hotel Nan bread, mint, nuts, olives and goat cheese at Hatan The Burj…

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