Category Archives: Very Far

Heaven by the Sea

As long as there is Kaua’i, Don Ho’s words will ring true. After nearly ten years, I finally returned to Hawaii’s garden island and spent over a week basking in the sun (and moon) over Hanalei. This was a very … Continue reading

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Virtual Travel: Missing Cebu

Yesterday I posted a list of places I’ve been daydreaming about. The Philippines is definitely always on that list… especially Cebu (for more click here & here). Amongst other things, Cebu is known for Lechon – whole roast suckling pig that … Continue reading

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More Wondering than Wandering

Lately I have definitely been doing more wondering that wandering. Though my passport is gathering dust, my mind is always preparing for the next journey. I spin the globe in my mind and plan my someday adventures. Usually I’m influenced … Continue reading

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My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 2 & 3

Of course, I meant to post this in a more timely manner. Such are the drawbacks of a demanding career and an addiction to continuing education (aka homework). Before I get into the past events, I just want to recommend … Continue reading

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My Lucky Break – LUCKYRICE, Part 1

The past couple of evenings have been quite full, thanks to my friend Jennifer Baker of Mina Productions. She is one of the event producers for LUCKYRICE, a series of parties, discussions, cooking demonstrations, and a week of restaurant specials … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Maria’s in Tokyo, part 2

Actually, now Maria is in a small village near Kyoto. She and her partner are staying in a very traditional lodging (I do not have the Japanese terms available to me right now-sorry!)… While on the property, they wear special robes … Continue reading

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Guest Blogger: Maria’s in Tokyo, part 1

I may not be able to do any traveling at this time, but I can always rely on my sister’s business to take her someplace exciting on a regular basis. And, I can always count on her to report back … Continue reading

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