Dessert Day

I am not a dessert addict, and while I like cocktails, the sugar in them doesn’t always like me. But sometimes you need to break the rules. We were in need of an all-day distraction, so we decided to explore the Ballard district of Seattle, Washington. Most restaurants provide alcohol beverages in some form or…

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Sipping Glaciers

Travel in the 21st century means you can fly to the other side of the world for a few short days with little more than a toothbrush and a change of clothes. Which is what I did last week when I flew from Geneva, Switzerland to Palmer, Alaska. It took me four blissfully uneventful but…

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Maui Mixology

I’m not sure what I was expecting from the poolside cocktail mixing class at the Hotel Wailea on Maui – the reinforcement of a few basics, maybe a couple of exotic ingredients in a familiar drink. We’d signed up the day before for the mixology class, but by the time it rolled around at 11…

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Hidden Treasure

Wild blackberries, the kind that stain my fingers for days after a long picking session, that leave me with scratches on my legs and arms from wading through large hidden patches, the ones that allow for long, lazy conversations with fellow seekers and which reward effort with the nirvana of a fresh blackberry pie and…

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