Happy New Year! And congratulations to The Inn at Little Washington for becoming the first Michelin three starred restaurant in the D.C. area.
On a recent road trip into Quebec, Debbie and I drove beautiful Rt. 100 from near the southern border of Vermont to its termination near the Canadian border. By the time we were into Vermont’s Mad River Valley, it occurred to us that that we’d seen nary a cow. Remember, wait till the cows come […]
I do not travel without personal defense preparation. Ever. Over two decades and 100,000 miles on a Harley-Davidson motorcycle, thousands of miles traveling between Key West and Newport, and thousands more miles of international travel over the last decade, I’ve learned a lot of lessons. Be aware at all times of your environment. Sounds simple, […]
Originally posted November 17, 2017. You, like most of us, have a certain amount of money to spend, thus choices must be made. Once you have been to France, my guess is that you will agree the additional expense is worth it. I have heard it said for years that the French do not like […]
Originally posted September 22, 2017. Greetings from Paris. Yesterday I quietly fled a museum tour Debbie and I were on with a quick text to Deb, “Meet me at Freddy’s.” Located in the 6th, Freddy’s is one of four restaurants owned by Juan Sanchez and his partner Drew Harré. We are frequent visitors to each […]
In just the last six months, on Debbie’s and my return to Paris this October, the Lime Scooters phenomenon has exploded. You can hardly walk anywhere in the 6th or 8th arrondissements, for example, without tripping over these things just lying on a sidewalk waiting for a new renter to arrive and scooter off. It’s […]
There are only two kinds of Burgundy, so the saying goes among wine aficionados: The big names and everyone else. The big names: Rousseau, Roumier, DRC and a few others that you might see “in just a handful of restaurants, such as Restaurant Daniel in New York City, and only if you are willing to […]
In this installment of The Palace Paris Hotels, I lead off with a nice intro from francetoday.com, which includes a nearly complete roster of the exalted fraternity of Paris Palace Hotels. I also include three additional names for you. Are you aware that France is home to a hotel category so prestigious it merits its […]