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Tempo Dulu

After an interminable Maine winter, my husband and I need a relaxing trip within a few hours drive. When we hear that Camden Harbour Inn is having a pop-up preview of their new Southeast Asian restaurant, Tempo Dulu, we jump … Continue reading

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Maine: Mother-Daughter Blue Highway

Bright blue sky and sunny tales of summer, originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July & August of 2013. I hear there’s a street called Pineo Court in Bar Harbor. “Roadtrip!” says my daughter Sarah, … Continue reading

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Savor the SoPo Strip

Another tasty summer DIY tour was an afternoon stroll of SoPo’s Cottage Avenue “strip.” Our mostly-walking tour begins at Terra Cotta, a gourmet market and take-out mecca saving busy people from Ramen and Lean Cuisine one delectable meal at a … Continue reading

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Maine Culinary Travel Three Ways

More sunny tales of summer originally published in the Maine Sunday Telegram/Portland Press Herald in June, July and August of 2014. There are many ways to enjoy culinary travel here in Maine. Take a cooking class with an expert. Take … Continue reading

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The Maine Cottage II: Living History

More tales of summer warmth for a cold winter, published in June, July & August 2014 © Portland Press Herald/Maine Sunday Telegram. Maine cottages of all shapes and sizes offer charm and comfort. Some also offer a sense of history. … Continue reading

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Far Niente Ancora

Lake Como, 2014 George Clooney’s northern Italian home is known for posh restaurants and hotels, but this Matisse-shaped lake is not just for glitterati. This northern-Italian oasis, shimmering in the ever-changing light at the base of the Alps, is a … Continue reading

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Laissez Les Bon Temps Rouller

Fat Tuesday at Last Cajun music is thumping and grinding as morning revelers dance a freestyle Zydeco mash-up of mambo, tango, two-step and whatever. Accordion, drums, guitar, fiddle and “frottoir” (washboard) are so boisterous you can’t hear yourself think. Then … Continue reading

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Throw Me Something Mister

Day 1 at Mardi Gras in Lake Charles, Louisiana, home of the shiny, beaded and fried (pronounced “fraahd”). It’s Mardi Gras and we’re throwing green, gold and purple beads from Gumbeaux Gator’s parade float. We roll past hundreds of  kids … Continue reading

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Sangria in Old San Juan

We love: 1. Red Sangria 2. Blue cobblestones 3. Food trucks 4. Restaurant Barú We have 24 hours left and plan to find a few more.   Oh, and guess what’s on TV at our hotel, the hip and arty … Continue reading

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Breakfast by the Bay

We grab a giant breakfast sandwich down by the Vieques ferry terminal and eat on the pier admiring the shades of turquoise. The sandwich is awesome and feeds both of us plus the scruffy pier-dog at our feet. We discover … Continue reading

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