Wheat Pie for Easter is a Neopolitan tradition. There are different legends about why. Some say the wheat represents the Resurrection. Others believe it stems from the much-anticipated arrival of a grain ship during a famine. I suppose both could be true. It’s a rich, fruity, creamy pie. It’s a lot of work–and a lot… Read More Easter Pie
Road-trip season is here, perhaps this year more than others. After months of lockdown, we’re ready to see new places and old friends. In early July, I jumped into my silver sedan and headed down the east coast to visit friends who’d recently moved to South Carolina. It was absolutely wonderful, a much-restorative break after… Read More How to Plan a Road Trip during Lockdown
It was a dark and stormy night, and unlike any I’d seen in the desert. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here. I spent this year’s autumnal equinox at Talking Stick Resort, a luxury hotel in Scottsdale, Arizona. Its mid-size casino features a Keno lounge and more than 900 slot machines and more… Read More Equinox in Scottsdale, Arizona
It was a train ride not just back home to New England, but really back to a simpler, more civilized time. I was aboard the Vermonter, Amtrak’s daily passenger train from Union Station in Washington, D.C., to St. Albans, Vermont, just shy of the Quebec border. This post contains affiliate links. For more information, click here.… Read More Train Trip: Washington, D.C., to New England
“Go into the sunshine and be happy with what you see.” — Winston Churchill I want to thank Leeanne, my fellow beach-loving Bay Stater, from In the Olive Groves for nominating me for a Sunshine Blogger Award. The Award recognizes bloggers who bring positivity and creative content to the community of blogging. I want Sancerres… Read More Into the Sunshine
Solo travel is daring, liberating, rejuvenating. It feels a little bit naughty, like getting away with something. You go when you want to go, where you want to go. You eat when you want to eat, what you want to eat. You can sleep when you want, and get up when you want, and you… Read More How to Plan a Solo Road Trip
As you’re reading this, I’m not sure where I am, but it’s probably somewhere west-by-northwest of Virginia. I’m taking a road trip across America! My last cross-country road trip was more than 20 years ago, with my mother. I’ve always wanted to do it again. And now, for pretty much the first time since then,… Read More Road Trip!
I want to thank Lahaina Vatanarom from the coffee wife for nominating me for a Blogger Recognition Award. I’ve been blogging off-and-on since September of 2005, when I was bored silly at an office job and needed a creative outlet. After a few years, my life took a different turn and I stopped blogging for… Read More Honest Advice for New Bloggers