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Top Travel Tip: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Top Travel Tip: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers

Today’s Tip: San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers San Francisco is a city with an embarrassment of riches when it comes to natural beauty.  And as if the sparkling San Francisco Bay, the towering redwood and bay trees, and craggy sea cliffs weren’t enough, inside the rambling green miles that make up golden Gate Park are the hauntingly beautiful white glass arches … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Baker Street Bistro

Top Travel Tip: Baker Street Bistro

Today’s Tip: Baker Street Bistro, San Francisco One thing I miss living in Nice is going out for brunch.  Yes there are plenty of cafes  serving cafe au lait and tartines here but it’s just not quite the same. One of my favorite spots for brunch in San Francisco is Baker Street Bistro in the … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Howard’s Cafe, San Francisco

Top Travel Tip: Howard’s Cafe, San Francisco

Today’s Tip: Howard’s Cafe I love breakfast.  Eggs, toast, potatoes, coffee – It is by far my favorite meal.  Going out to breakfast is even better, and Howard’s Cafe in San Francisco’s Inner Sunset neighborhood is just about as good as it gets. No muss, no fuss, just a good old-fashioned diner, serving hearty portions … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Sunflower Restaurant, San Francisco

Top Travel Tip: Sunflower Restaurant, San Francisco

Today’s tip: Sunflower Restaurant Sunflower is a tiny hole-in-the-wall Vietmaese restaurant in San Francisco.  They actually have two locations, one in the Mission and one in Potreto Hill. You could easily pass this place by, writing off the shabby storefronts as any other run-of-the-mill place. There isn’t much ambiance- when I brought my mom here, … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading

Setting sail for a summer of travel

Setting sail for a summer of travel

The only word to describe Nice at the moment is: glorious. The summer is in full Mediterranean bloom and the weather is beyond perfect. The deep aqua sea is putting on its best sparkle for the hordes of visitors who stare in awe and the magic golden sunshine saturates every corner of the city until … Continue reading

Pondering Things

Pondering Things

Selling all of my belongings has changed the way I see things and being back on familiar ground has made those things come into focus. I have always been someone who loves clothes, and shoes, and cosmetics, and basically… stuff and who especially loves a bargain and my closet reflected that. So going from 100 … Continue reading

Back in the US

Back in the US

It feels like a long time since I’ve set foot on US soil. I have become used to stumbling through the little difficulties of living in a foreign country.  Having to try three different ways of saying something before being understood has become second nature.  I forgot how easy and comfortable it is to be … Continue reading