Destination Discoveries

Thai Gastronomy at the Blue Elephant Cooking School in Phuket, Part 2

April 19, 2014

While sailing on the Seabourn Sojourn cruise from Singapore to Mumbai, India, we took Thai cooking lessons at the Blue Elephant Restaurant and Cooking School in Phuket, Thailand. After visiting the local market to learn about key Thai ingredients with one of the Blue Elephant chefs, we returned to the Phra Pitak Chinpracha Mansion to begin the cooking instruction. The school’s […]

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Riding the Sommerroldelbahn Through Germany’s Black Forest

February 17, 2014

Interested in a less-conventional way of sightseeing?  How about by Sommerroldenbahn? I interviewed engineering student Lauren Foxwell about her study abroad trip to Mannheim, Germany. During her time in Germany, she took a weekend trip to Lake Constance, known as the Boden See in German.  She also was able to experience some of the Black […]

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Eating Local at the Southport Raw Bar in Fort Lauderdale, Florida

January 2, 2014

When we arrived at the Renaissance Cruise Port Hotel in Fort Lauderdale the night before our cruise departure, we were hungry for some good seafood. Tried from traveling, we weren’t up for fine dining.  Plus, we wanted somewhere within walking distance. As usual, we fired up Yelp on our smartphones, and the great reviews led us […]

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Discovering Fort Funston for a Beach Walk in San Francisco

December 24, 2013

We lived in San Francisco for more than five years, and it remains one of our favorite cities. No matter how many times we return, we always discover something that makes us wish that we could move back to the city by the bay tomorrow. When we visited San Francisco in mid-December, our friends Michael […]

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