Category: Something Different

LA Kiss arena football 

On Monday, May 9, my friends and I had an opportunity to check out an AFL (Arena Football League) game. We received free tickets to see the LA Kiss play the Portland Steel at the Honda Center. LA Kiss became a franchise in 2013 and is owned by […]

Lulu gets Pampered Paws

My dog Lulu (@PerritoLulu) is a Cairn Terrier (think Toto from Wizard of Oz, or Fred the dog from I Love Lucy) and she requires grooming every 4-6 weeks.  Last month, my groomer of 16 years decided to retire, and move to Virginia to be with her daughter. […]

PGA Northern Trust Open is #NotJustGolf

The Northern Trust Open is among the most respected golf tournaments on the PGA TOUR and was held February 15-21 , 2016 at the historic Riviera Country Club, in the upscale Los Angeles suburb of Pacific Palisades. The Northern Trust Open attracts the best professional golfers from Bubba […]

Charlotte, NC at Bojangle’s 

Our flight to Pittsburgh had a layover in Charlotte, North Carolina.  We had about an hour to wait, and I decided to get a snack as dinner in Pittsburgh was going to be late.  I saw a bright yellow sign that said “Bojangle’s chicken”.  There’s no Bojangle’s in […]

Gulls hockey in San Diego

Last season the Anaheim Ducks announced they will be relocating their minor league affiliate from Norfolk, VA to San Diego, CA and calling the team the San Diego Gulls.  Having a professional hockey team in San Diego is nothing new.  This team is the sixth professional hockey team to […]

Budapest street food

When we arrived in Budapest, we didn’t realize the one extra day we had was on a National Holiday. We weren’t sure what was opened so we wandered around the city. We had just finished visiting St. Stephen’s Basilica and headed toward the Budapest Eye ferris /observation wheel. […]

Budapest on the Danube, lit up at night

As a traveler, there are some iconic photos that I’ve wanted to see for myself in person. One such photo is the Parliament building, which has been posted in practically any travel magazine, book or web site. It’s the 3rd largest parliament in the world, second to Romania […]

Austria: Melk Abbey 

Melk Abbey was built between 1702 and 1736 by Jakob Prandtauer, and is possibly the most famous Abbey in Austria. It was originally a royal palace, and in the 11th century, Leopold II  presented the palace to the Benedictine monks. This monastery is more than 900 years old, and […]