Category Archives: Dining

Day 1: Departing for Paris

Most people I know consider the actual traveling part of vacations to be a burden. Delays, complications, crowded airports and stress.  For me, it’s the part of unwinding from normal day-to-day living.  The entire process of airports, flying, connections and … Continue reading

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Points, planes and pinot!

In case you haven’t noticed, I enjoy a good meal and even better is a good meal with a great glass of wine. The pairing of the two is one of the ways I choose my vacations. Simple rule – … Continue reading

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Return from Brussels, airport lounges can be worth every penny!

After an absolutely wonderful trip to Brussels it was time for the long journey home. It was just a few minutes walk to the Brussels Central station then onto the short train to the airport. I already had my ticket … Continue reading

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Last day in Brussels

For my last day in Brussels, I fully intended to spend the day exploring the area just north of my hotel around the Ste Catherine and Place St-Gery.  As well as a return to really admire the Grand Place (without … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Bruges

The town of Bruges receives rave reviews as a fabulous tourist town. I expected a lot. I also learned not to trust the weather and always keep your rain jacket with you. Unfortunately it’s a lesson I’ll carry forward. Perhaps … Continue reading

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Brussels, a day trip to Ghent

Sometimes, plans go astray but you make do anyway and it turns out great! On Monday, I decided I’d go to Ghent for the day. It’s just a short 30 minute train ride away (assuming one gets on the right … Continue reading

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On the road to Dallas

Just wrapped up an overnight trip to Dallas. While I enjoy short trips, I don’t particularly enjoy them while I am not feeling well. And unfortunately, I’m sharing my cold germs with the world. In an ideal situation one would … Continue reading

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Dinner in the air

This past Monday I headed off to Chicago for a series of meetings. Instead of my usual afternoon flight I took the later one, which instead serves dinner – if you’re lucky enough to book first class or get upgraded. … Continue reading

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Snacks and Dessert on American Airlines

After two full days of meetings in the Chicago suburbs it was time to return home. Friday afternoon travel can be horrifically crowded. People heading home after a week on the road. Folks beginning a weekend adventure. Regardless, they all … Continue reading

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Airline Lunches

I’m beginning a new feature on the site, dining on the road. This feature will focus on what’s being served in the airport and in the air. Today’s flight from Orange County to Chicago served lunch in first class and … Continue reading

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