Tag: Travel

Studio: Culture at the Irvine Marriott

On Thursday night my fellow foodie friend, Chrissy and I was invited back to attend the second event at the Irvine Marriott.  The theme this time was Studio: Culture. Unlike the first event, Studio Taste Lab,   this one has a much more relaxed feeling. First of all, […]

Studio Taste Lab at the Irvine Marriott

As a local blogger, I get invitations to attend previews of food places and community events. I was recently invited to a new food experience called Studio Taste Lab at the Irvine Marriott, and graciously accepted this generous invitation.  With my friends Matt and Christine Klousia, here’s a […]

San Francisco: Soma StrEATfood

While gathering information for lookingforfoodtrucks, I came across this daily food truck gathering in San Francisco. It is a permanent fixture in SoMa, and looks like its a great place to check out the next time I am in the Bay Area! Most of the food truck gatherings […]

Inn on 1st, Napa

I’m sitting in the Inn’s patio enjoying breakfast outside, sipping coffee and contemplating which winery to visit at 10:00.  I already know I’m giving this place 5 stars and I still have another day. I wanted to take Stephen somewhere for his birthday, and my sister suggested this […]

Whittier, Alaska to Anchorage, Alaska

Our cruise is over!  We docked in Whittier, Alaska and made arrangements for a bus to take us to Anchorage.  On the way to our final destination, we stopped at an animal conservation center, and lunch at Alyeska Resort. Last view of Alaska from the ship Add caption […]

College Fjord, Alaska

Another day at sea, as the ship slowly cruised through the College Fjord.  While Stephen and Sierra were wandering the ship, taking photos of the glaciers, I spent my time enjoying the view from the balcony of our cabin.  It is our last day for the cruise, as […]

Skagway, Alaska

Our next stop was Skagway!  We needed to take our passport, as part of our tour was going into Canada.  Our tour started on a bus through Skagway, with a stop at a “pan for gold” activity.  Later, we would end up in the Yukon, where we would […]

Juneau, Alaska

Our next stop for Day 3 was Juneau, Alaska.  We booked an excursion, which included a whale watching, a salmon lunch, and then a trip to the Mendenhall Glacier.  We and had a really good time. The weather was perfect, the scenery was fantastic, and we did see […]

Russian River/ Napa

On Saturday, we spent too much time in Berkeley, so when we drove to the Russian River area for dinner, Korbel’s last tour was over.  We went back to Napa (the other side of the valley) and went to Mondavi and Sterling winery, where Stephen realized that he […]