by Mary Kay Seales My then-husband, Marc, turned me on to No Reservations, Bourdain's Emmy Award-winning show, which ran on the Travel Channel from 2005 to 2012. The first episode aired on my birthday, July 25, 2005, and was titled "France: Why the French Don't Suck." We watched it together with my daughter, who was… Continue reading A Personal Tribute to the “Most Conscious” Conscious Traveler: Anthony Bourdain
Guest Post: Experienced, Written and Photographed by Leslie A Thomson, April 2018 Checking Things Off My Travel List It started with my list of 101 things to do while I am Fun-tired. Yes retired with fun, and due to good genes, thank you mom, I don’t look old enough to retire. On this list, the… Continue reading City Girl Meets Jungle: What was I thinking?
by Mary Kay Seales Farm-to-table restaurants seem to be the ‘thing’ now, with young chefs proudly growing their own fruits, vegetables, and chickens. They have elaborate menus with carefully paired and “locally-sourced" wines in dishes of expensive pottery from an artist who lives in the neighborhood. Their six or seven course meals are meant to… Continue reading Lamb Between the Stones at Fuad’s Restaurant in Goyçay, Azerbaijan
Not Recognizing the Forest for the Trees One thing always surprises me. Many of the beautiful old houses in Seattle in neighborhoods adjacent to the waters of Puget Sound face inward, away from the spectacular views of the choppy blue water and snow-capped Olympic Mountains, two of the features which make Seattle one of the most beautiful cities… Continue reading Cape Flattery: At the Corner of Nowhere and Forever
Guest Video Post by Chris Wardzala https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aF7YCkZ6sS8&authuser=0 More about Chris: Originally from Ohio, I'm currently stationed on Whidbey Island six years into my Naval enlisted career. After moving to Washington two years ago I was floored with it's natural beauty and abundance of wildlife. I purchased my first drone and camera a year ago and… Continue reading The Gray Whales of Langley