Chicago restaurants
Chicago, IL

Chicago: Thai One On

One of my favorite restaurants in Chicago for caual dining is Dao Thai Restaurant and Noodle Palace conveniently located just east of Michigan Avenue on Ohio. They have terrific food (I love their pad Thai with tofu, their mouthwatering curries, and the crab rangoon wanton.) However, my favorite thing about …

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach: Wolfsonian- FIU Museum

Miami Beach offers fun in the sun during the day and  great resaurants and nightclubs at night. But if you take a closer look, you’ll see that it also offers some terrific cultural experiences. If you want to do something a little different when visiting SoBe, think about heading over …

New York, NY

NYC: Free Friday Night

If you’re spending a long weekend in New York City, head to the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA) for UNIQLO Free Friday nights from 4:00pm – 8:00pm. You can’t buy tickets in advance so you have to go there and get in line – but I promise that, even if …

Washington, DC

DC: Taste Treat

When I’m in DC I always try to make my way over to Zaytinya (olive oil in Turkish)- for lunch or dinner at least once. It’s centrally located near the Convention Center, directly across from the Gallery Place/Chinatown Metro stop on the Red, Green and Yellow lines. The inside of …

New York, NY

NYC: A Walk in the Park

If you’re in NYC, a walk in Central Park provides a haven away from the frantic bustle and noise of Manhattan. And no matter where you enter, there is always something wonderful to discover. If you enter more toward the south end of the park you can wander to the …

Las Vegas Restaurants
Las Vegas, NV

Las Vegas: Get Outside

Sometimes when I’m working at an event that takes place at one of the casino/event centers in Las Vegas, I almost feel like a prisoner. The event and conference space is connected to the hotel and colleagues and clients often just want to meet at restaurants or bars located on …

Airport
Atlanta,GA

Atlanta: History and Art… at the Airport?

Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson airport is huge and most people consider it just a hub to run through to get to their next destination. However, if you want to (or if you’re stranded and looking for something to do), you can actually walk the entire length of the concourse underground (where you …

Chicago restaurants
Chicago, IL

Chicago: Havana in the City

Havana is a small restaurant on Clark (between Hubbard and Kinzie) – An easy walk from many of the hotels in the area. Specializing in what they call Cuban and Pan-Latin inspired food and drinks, the place seems to cater more to the local neighborhood and regular patrons than tourists …

Miami Beach, FL

Miami Beach: A Place to Reflect

In Miami Beach, just blocks from the sound of club music pouring out of every door and sun-baked tourists walking in and out of the shops and restaurants on Lincoln Road is the Holocaust Memorial. Located directly behind the convention center on Meridian Avenue, this is a quiet oasis with …

New York, NY

NYC: Just Like Marrekech

I just recently visited NYC and found a fabulous little Moroccan restaurant called Zerza. It’s tucked away on Sixth Street between 1st and 2nd Avenues which is a street that I’d recalled in years past, had been mostly made up of Indian restaurants of which there are still quite a …