• Food

    Eating Tapas in Spain – Is This Heaven?

    I went to Andalucia Spain for the first time when I was 15.  I was part of a large group of around 100 teenagers, and we toured many of the great sites in southern Spain for 2 weeks. I was hardly a foodie at 15, so food was not the major focus of travel then like it is for me now.  Eating tapas in Spain is a foodie’s dream.  During…

  • Food

    Seeking Out Great Korean Food in Las Vegas

    I had long avoided Korean food.  Which is odd because I love eating a variety of cuisines and discovering new food.  Especially when I travel.  In fact, I consider seeking out great food to be one of the great joys of travel.  And I love every other kind of Asian cuisine. But for me, Korean food was taboo for decades.  However, during a recent 24 hour stay in Las Vegas,…

  • Food,  Utah

    Birria Tacos at Los Tapatios in Salt Lake City

    I love tacos.  In fact, it’s fair to say that a perfectly executed taco is my favorite food.  And there are some great tacos in Salt Lake City.  The Hispanic community in Salt Lake is large and there is no shortage of great Mexican restaurants to choose from.  My daughter, who inherited my love of good food, had been telling me for several months about the Birria tacos at Los…

  • Food,  Utah

    Red Iguana – My Favorite Salt Lake City Restaurant

    Regular readers know that I enjoy great food. And I always make it a point to share great food finds from along my journeys in this blog. But what about when I’m at home? There are a lot of great places to eat in Salt Lake City, but for me, one stands out above the rest. Red Iguana. Red Iguana is a Salt Lake City eating institution. It’s also a…

  • Food,  Japan

    Food of Japan – 12 Great Things to Eat

    One of my greatest joys of travel, no matter where I go, is food. I love seeking out as much authentic local food as possible. I spend lots of time before and during our travels researching what and where to eat. Before traveling to Japan, I had some knowledge of the food of Japan. After all, sushi and ramen and tempura are all common and easy to find at home.…

  • Food,  Travel Musings

    My Favorite Food and Travel Experiences of 2020

    While I think that most of us would like to put 2020 far behind, the end of the year is always a good time for reflection. My travel year certainly didn’t pan out as planned, but like most everyone I found myself adapting to new opportunities. Trips to Portugal and Spain were cancelled, but local road trips to explore Utah’s beauty were taken instead. And I will always try to…