Noble Efforts – Award-Winning Chef Jim Noble’s Take On Southern Cuisine

Noble Efforts – Award-Winning Chef Jim Noble’s Take On Southern Cuisine

As much as we enjoy dining out during our travels, we find it rather ironic that one of our favorite restaurants ever was just 30 miles from home. Sadly, the place is long closed, but the memories linger. We wereRead more

Back “Home” Again in Sonoma County

Back “Home” Again in Sonoma County

Isn’t it funny how certain places exert an especially strong pull on your heart? As much as Bill and I love traveling to new destinations, there are some extra special places that draw us back again and again. We feelRead more

Wing Haven — Charlotte’s Hidden Gardens

Wing Haven — Charlotte’s Hidden Gardens

“Are you cruel enough to be a gardener?” That challenging question was imprinted on a T-shirt for sale at the Elizabeth Lawrence House and Garden in Charlotte that I was touring on a sultry day with curator Andrea Sprott asRead more

The Never-Ending Lure of Charleston

The Never-Ending Lure of Charleston

When Bill and I realized our nephew, Ben, a senior basketball player at The College of William and Mary, and his team (Go Tribe!) would play against College of Charleston, we put Charleston on our travel radar. Actually, we didn’tRead more

Angel Oak Tree – A Heavenly Site

We’d been to Kiawah, a barrier island off the coast of Charleston, South Carolina, dozens of times. With its 10 mile-long pristine, unspoiled beach, Kiawah is our favorite coastal destination in the South. On all our visits, however, we’d neverRead more