Cities

Rome and an Italian Wedding

When my dad died unexpected 4 years ago I realized that I had spent too much time working too hard, missing out on the more important things in life. I had missed too many important occasions: time with family, friend’s weddings, birthdays and baby showers; all because I was...

New York City: a Hurricane Visit

We had talked about a girl’s weekend to NYC  with 4 of my girlfriends for at least a year. Every time the 4 of us would meet for drinks the subject would come up; how much fun we had in the past and how we would love to do...

Paris in Spring

I have been to Paris many times and my best memories of Paris are of the times that I visited in the spring. I always felt there was a special feeling of gaiety and happiness in the air. Maybe it is because people are happy that the cold and dark winter has finally come to an end, the promise...

Austin, a Great Little City

I have been to Austin many times and always enjoy spending time there so when my friend Bina asked me to go to Austin for a weekend, I didn’t hesitate. On a Thursday evening in April, we are on a plane from San Francisco to Austin, for a couple...

Nashville’s hidden gems

Food explorations in the heart of Music City Nashville is known as the music capitol of the world. Many famous artists started their career. A lot of people link Nashville with country music, but Nashville is not just country. It is rock ‘n roll, bluegrass, jazz, blues and a little...

The Beating Heart of Havana: Food, Art and Music

"Both for Havana’s beauty and decay, it’s very hard to restrain yourself from staring everywhere you go” - Brin Jonathan Butler I visited Cuba a lifetime ago. It was in the days of Fidel’s reign and rules were strict and supplies were limited. We stayed in Holguin...

NY, The Greatest City in the World

If you ask me what is your favorite city, New York is definitely one of them. There is something about that city that just makes my heart sing and puts a smile on my face. I catch myself walking the streets saying out loud “I love, love, love New...