Chef Bruce Moffett’s Barrington’s Restaurant Stars in Charlotte

Chef Bruce Moffett’s Barrington’s Restaurant Stars in Charlotte

The sound system in the kitchen at Barrington’s restaurant in Charlotte, NC, plays “I’ve Had the Time of My Life” as I observe owner and executive chef Bruce Moffett wield a hefty knife and trim excess fat and other unwantedRead more

Exploring St. John by Land and by Sea

Exploring St. John by Land and by Sea

I’m standing on a precipice of my own choosing. The spot isn’t a vertiginous one of height and altitude from atop a mountain, but rather an oceanic one of depth and darkness along Maho Beach on the island of St.Read more

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Candace Rose Rardon Perfects the Art of Travel

Visualize the life of Candace Rose Rardon: Visiting and living in 50 countries, 19 of them in one year alone. Hiking solo on a 220-mile pilgrimage through rural Turkey. Driving an auto-rickshaw 2,000 miles across India. Bathing an elephant inRead more

Flying High Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

Flying High Aboard the Palm Springs Aerial Tramway

With the fabled California desert city of Palm Springs and the Coachella Valley spread far below in a hazy morning shimmer, it occurs to me I have something in common with the large raven I spot scooting determinedly along aRead more

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

Pittsburgh’s Duquesne Incline and Nationality Rooms Prove Worth the Wait

The trip takes only two and a half minutes, but you have the world at your feet the entire time. Mode of travel: the Duquesne Incline. Destination: the top of Mt. Washington in Pittsburgh. Ask Pittsburghers where to go for theRead more

The Art and Artistry of Amélie’s French Bakery

The Art and Artistry of Amélie’s French Bakery

Our taste buds stirred when we read that Amélie’s French Bakery was establishing a new outpost near our home in south Charlotte. Amélie’s has been a wildly popular destination on Charlotte’s food map since 2008 when the flagship store openedRead more

Paying Respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Paying Respects at the 9/11 Memorial and Museum

Bill’s and my visit to the imposing National September 11 Memorial and Museum during a recent trip to New York City was a potent reminder that the horrific events which occurred that day in 2001 bore such monumental significance that they becameRead more

Palm Springs: Mid-Century Modern Mecca, Hollywood Hangout and More

Palm Springs: Mid-Century Modern Mecca, Hollywood Hangout and More

Some of my favorite Frank Sinatra songs – “Come Fly With Me,” “The Way You Look Tonight,” and “In The Wee Small Hours of the Morning” played in my head as Bill and I were driving two hours east fromRead more

Carolina Raptor Center is for the Birds

Carolina Raptor Center is for the Birds

I’ve always thought of birds as the ultimate travelers, gracefully able to fly where, when and how they want. While I’ve admired birds from afar, I hadn’t spent much concerted effort learning about them. A couple of my travels haveRead more