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Umami Burger at Fred Segal in Santa Monica

On a cold overcast afternoon last week I started craving a burger and fries.  I don’t know if you ever have days like this but I was feeling like a bottomless pit and in the mood for comfort food.  I … Continue reading

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MSG Pop-Up Restaurant by Chef Derrick de Jesus

Monday night I went to the opening night of a pop-up restaurant in Venice by Chef Derrick de Jesus called MSG. A pop-up restaurant is a restaurant that temporarily takes over another restaurant space to test out their latest and … Continue reading

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Chelsea’s Kitchen in Phoenix Arizona

It was late in the afternoon and the weather was beautiful in Phoenix so I asked the Concierge at the hotel for a recommendation of a place where I could eat lunch outside and enjoy the beautiful day.  The restaurant … Continue reading

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Rock Springs Cafe in Arizona

I’ve made the drive from Phoenix to Sedona many times and I really didn’t think there was anywhere interesting to eat between the two locations but while watching a TV show that featured the top 10 bakeries in America they … Continue reading

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Barrio Café in Phoenix Arizona

Last year I was at the Phoenix Airport I arrived much earlier than expected because I was hoping to go standby on an earlier flight but needless to say it didn’t happen. So I came across a Mexican restaurant and … Continue reading

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My Beloved Rose Garden

There is a rose a garden a short walk down the street from my house and although it isn’t mine, I call it mine. It’s located in a public park on the bluffs overlooking the ocean.  I’ve always loved this … Continue reading

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Hit and Miss Breakfast Spots in Charleston South Carolina

During my trip to Charleston South Carolina, I took the opportunity to try three different restaurants for breakfast, all of which I found online.  I had two good meals and one very disappointing meal, although according to their signs they were … Continue reading

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Waikiki during the Holidays

I love warm weather destinations during the holidays. I’ve been to Australia, South America and Hawaii during the holiday season and love it. Maybe it is because I’m not a fan of snow or maybe because it’s harder to be … Continue reading

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The Ali’i Tower in Hilton Hawaiian Village – Waikiki, Hawaii

I’ve stayed in the Rainbow Tower at the Hilton Hawaiian Village in Waikiki in the past and had a great experience. Read about that stay here: http://talesofatraveler.com/hilton-hawaiian-village-in-waikiki-hawaii/ This time I was put in the newly remodeled Ali’i Tower which completely … Continue reading

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ABC Stores in the Hawaii Islands

One of the places I always stop in when I’m in the Hawaiian Islands are the ABC Stores. ABC Stores are convenience stores that are like little mini super markets with affordable prices. Since many tourists stay in hotels and would … Continue reading

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