Notes from a trip to Northern California
There are flowers every which way one looks: roses, foxgloves, California poppies, snapdragons grow in wild profusion,...
An impromptu walking tour in San Francisco
 Achy feet. Time to sit down and rest. Sean had been waiting for me in this quaint coffee shop in the Mission District
West Texas Road Trip: Memphis, Turkey, Matador
Our next stop was Memphis. Texas, of course. We were greeted by a scene from The Twilight Zone. There was almost no car...
West Texas Road Trip: Day 1
We left on Friday after a fantastic lunch of brisket tamales at Emelia’s in The Colony. Our first port of call...
Only in Paris, Texas
We searched high and low for the elusive Eiffel Tower. We drove around Paris for a good while, navigating unknown...
Road trip to the heart of Texas part II –...
It took us less than six hours to reach Buda, a town south of Austin. Not bad, considering the driving conditions for...
Road trip to the heart of Texas -Part I: A hairy...
Maybe the Mayans and Nostradamus are right. Maybe the end of the world is drawing nigh. An ice storm followed by a snow...
Photo essay: Dallas Arboretum
I love autumnal colours: reds, yellows, golden, russets, ochres. And the light has an almost magical quality. I planned...
Waiting for the tour guide in Dallas Arts
There was little southbound traffic on the Dallas Parkway on that Saturday morning in late March. The drive from the...
Hot dogs: Chicago street food
Chicago style char beef dog