Take a Luxury Cruise and Ruin All Future Regular Cruises

First off, my apologies for the months and months with no new postings here—I’m sure you’ve all been absolutely despondent without our regular updates. Some health challenges, job changes, and general laziness on my part have all contributed to our massive slowdown. But we’ve still been traveling, and we’ve damn sure still been eating, so …

How to Spend a Perfect Week in Paris

Last November, we spent Thanksgiving week in Paris. Our first trip to Paris wasn’t much of a success, so we were damned and determined to get it right this time. How’d we do this? We limited the number of sites to see each day, we slowed our pace of life to be more Parisian, and, …

Travelogue: Discovering the Food Paradise that is Richmond, Virginia

If you like food, have I got a new must-visit destination for you! If you like Southern food, in particular, you should just drop your computer or phone or whatever and go get in the car right now. Where, then, is this land of undiscovered culinary delight? It’s about two hours south of us in …

Travelogue: Cruising to Bermuda, Including Where to Eat in Bermuda and Where to Eat Aboard the Norwegian Escape Cruise Ship

Over on our Travel Page, we’ve just posted our latest travelogue of our recent cruise to Bermuda aboard the fantastic Norwegian Escape cruise ship. Bermuda is a unique cruise destination. Unlike other port stops, ships dock in Bermuda for several days allowing time for extended exploration. Of course, for us, this meant extended time to …

Where to Eat and Drink in Virginia Beach

Last summer, we spent three fun-filled days only a few short hours from home in Virginia Beach. We drank, we swam in the ocean, and, of course, we tried out a ton of local restaurants. Over on our Travel Page we’ve just posted our guide to eating and drinking around Virginia Beach. Check out our …

Travelogue: Our Weekend at Lake Anna, Virginia

Avowed city dwellers though we are, we recently set out to enjoy a quiet weekend at the lake at nearby Lake Anna, VA. A little fresh air, a little sunshine, and some swimming in a nice, cool lake sounded like just the thing for a June weekend. This did not go as planned. Over on …

Where to Eat in South Florida

Recently, I was chatting with a new friend I’d made on Twitter (and seriously, you should follow us there @FoodAndDINK if you haven’t already), and my Twitter friend mentioned plans to spend part of the upcoming summer in South Florida. Now, it just so happens I grew up in South Florida, and even though I …

Travelogue: Our Two Weeks in France, Spain, and Italy

There’s nothing quite like your first trip to Europe. For us, it took months of planning, multiple changes to our itinerary, and a great deal of narrowing down where to visit (wanting to experience it all). The result: a two-week whirlwind through France, Spain, and Italy, including a seven-night Mediterranean cruise aboard the Norwegian Epic. …

Travelogue: Christmas in New Orleans and Cruising on the Norwegian Dawn

Back in 2016, Kathleen and I took a Christmas vacation just the two of us. It was relaxing, festive, and—most importantly—it was delicious. We spent seven fun nights aboard the Norwegian Dawn cruise ship, hitting stops in the Western Caribbean. We soaked up some Mayan culture in Costa Maya, spent a day feasting at an …

There’s Nothing Quite Like Your First Trip to New Orleans

Over on our Travel Page, we’ve posted our first travelogue. It’s a day-by-day, long form account of a trip to New Orleans we took back in 2014. It also includes a blow-by-blow of our seven-night cruise aboard the Royal Caribbean Serenade of the Seas. Read about our spooky ghost tour of the French Quarter, see …