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Wow! Food in San Jose, CA… Who Knew?

Wow! Food in San Jose, CA… Who Knew?

IT’s been some time since my last visit to San Jose, but I still think about the meals I had at two restaurants in the downtown area. Back a Yard and SuperGood Kitchen. So, let’s start with SuperGood Kitchen. My coworker and I had a craving for ramen and also for food that wasn’t prepared … Continue reading

Ashland, Oregon: Everything but Shakespeare

Ashland, Oregon: Everything but Shakespeare

When my friend Cassie asked if we’d like to join her and a friend on a getaway to Ashland, Oregon, I said, “absolutely!” I’d only driven through Ashland by way of I-5 and had never really explored what it had to offer. Cassie rented an Airbnb for us at one of Ashland’s premier Victorian homes. The … Continue reading

Austin, Texas: Weird, Eclectic, and Yummy

Austin, Texas: Weird, Eclectic, and Yummy

Is Portland Oregon’s sister city of Austin really more weird than us? That’s the question I tried to answer for myself on my recent trip to Austin, Texas. I traveled to Austin on business, but I managed to get out of the conference headquarters a few times during the week. My mission was to see Austin alive with … Continue reading

Baja: Carnival Cruising

Baja: Carnival Cruising

Once in L.A., we were picked up by the cruise line’s own coach bus and taken directly to the ship. It was exciting to see a large vessel like this for the first time and the check-in process was great. This would be the biggest boat I’d ever been on, for sure. The ship held over 2,000 passengers, 900 crew, and weighed 70,367 tons. OK, so it’s not the largest ship in the Carnival fleet, but it’s big enough. Continue reading

Hollywood’s Celluloid Heroes

Hollywood’s Celluloid Heroes

Even with a quick trip to Hollywood, California, you have to stop to see Hollywood Blvd., right? Well, that’s just what I did. From my hotel I could see the Hollywood sign, although that is as close as I got to it. I still got a sense of its glory and symbolism rising from the … Continue reading

Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable, Delicious

Bamboo Sushi: Sustainable, Delicious

Bamboo Sushi is the first certified sustainable sushi restaurant in the world. They’re dedicated to bringing their patrons the freshest fish, meats, and produce with the greatest consciousness to marine stewardship, sustainability, and the environment. But what does this mean for us, the sushi lovers? As a sushi lover, I am truly open to eating … Continue reading

Tasty n Sons is Very Tasty!

Tasty n Sons is Very Tasty!

Over the past few months I found myself looking for excuses to go to Tasty n Sons or Tasty n Alder for their Radicchio Salad with lardons, manchego, and chopped six-minute egg. Man, oh, man, is that a robust and flavorful meal and a pretty healthy dish too. Although that plate is what brings me … Continue reading