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10 Reasons to Avoid a Cruise Vacation!

  With the recent outbreak of illness on a Royal Caribbean cruise ship,...

The Irony of It All – Longing for the Desert!

  This is a posting I never got around to sharing with all of you last...

Merry Christmas My Friends!

  I recently had a chance to explore the Museum of Science and Industry...

Magical Christmas Moments in London and Paris

  Watching Rick Steve’s European Christmas special on PBS has...

A Day in Prison I’ll Never Forget

  I’ve had the pleasure of traveling to San Francisco on business...

A Tourist in L.A. – Part II

If the exploration of the J. Paul Getty Museum and then the 2-hour tour of...

24 Hours Playing a Tourist in L.A. – Part I

Hopefully you’ve seen my travel videos on Vancouver and Butchart...

Baby it’s cold outside — time for a Baked Ricotta Appetizer

  2014 in Chicago has certainly started off with a bang! A wintry,...

Merry Christmas My Friends!

  I recently had a chance to explore the Museum of Science and Industry...

Let the Holidays Begin…

  This is normally my favorite time of the year but for some reason,...

The Demise of Thanksgiving

  We have no one to blame except for ourselves. We can’t blame...

How to do a Bedroom Makeover with only $150

I’m excited to share my latest video with all of you and this time,...

Summertime Outdoor Entertaining

I hope you’re having a wonderful summer and making the most of...

Garden Obsessed and the Sweet Power of Carrots

I’ve lost my desire to cook! It’s not due to warm weather...

The Best Way to Enjoy Brussels Sprouts

  There are some foods that we just don’t like — no matter...

The End of Story Telling

  Happy April 1st! Slowly but surely we’re marching onwards to...

Being Uncle Danny

  As an uncle to two fantastic little boys, I couldn’t be any...

Announcing the launch of VRAI Magazine

  Happy March my friends and here’s to a new day, new...

Cooking with Elephant Ears

  I’m afraid that some of us never grow up. Despite facing and...

A New Chapter and Chipotle Chicken Rice Bowls

  You just never know what twists and turns lie before you in the road...

A Dark Craving

  The darkness doesn’t fall upon me very often. In fact, I...