Favorite Things

Delicious Dumplings at Din Tai Fung in Singapore

April 7, 2014

During our first visit to Singapore nearly four years ago, we were trying to cool off from the June heat in the Paragon Shopping Center along Orchard Road. Hungry, we headed downstairs to the food court, we were quickly noticed a long line waiting for a table at one restaurant. Upon a closer look, you could see […]

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Fabulous Thin Crust Pizza in Chicago

February 23, 2014

Chicago is famous for its deep dish pizza like this one with a butter crust at Lou Malnati’s. During our visit last weekend, we found a world-class thin crust pizza in downtown Chicago at the Siena Tavern in the River North neighborhood. Just down the street from the Westin Chicago River North hotel where we […]

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Finding the Perfect Mojito in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico

December 30, 2013

When our 7-Day Holiday Cruise on Holland America’s Nieuw Amsterdam made a port call in San Juan, Puerto Rico on Christmas day, we spent a few hours exploring the walled historic city of Old San Juan. We were warned that not many businesses would be open, despite three cruise ships in port, due to the holiday. […]

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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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