Yearly Archives: 2015

DESTINATIONS Hawaii: Seeing Oahu through a Photographer’s Eyes Turtle Island, Oahu North Shore, early morning light with dramatic clouds over Turtle Island
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Turtle Island , Oahu, Hawaii If you’ve spent time on the island paradise of Oahu, you’ve most likely been to Waikiki and even Diamond Head. Beyond these classic beauties lies a world of hidden beaches, secret waterfalls and dramatic overlooks.…

DESTINATIONS O’Keeffe, New Mexico through O’Keeffe eyes, O'Keeffe Country, New Mexico, Red rock cliffs of Jurassic Age near Ghost Ranch
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I’m not sure whether it was “Purple Hills II” or “Lavender Hill with Green 1952” that gave me what I call the Georgia O’Keeffe itch but, when a friend gifted me with a coffee table book commemorating the artist’s New…

DESTINATIONS In Burma, On the Road to Mandalay, Yangon. Rangoon, Myanmar, Golden TempleBagan temples, Bagan temples at sunset
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In 2003, I traveled to Myanmar, formerly called Burma. We flew to the capital, Yangon, once called Rangoon, before journeying on to Mandalay where my traveling companion and I boarded the river boat, The Road to Mandalay.Thus began some of…

Boston dining around Boston
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On a recent visit, I explored Boston’s culinary scene and came away impressed with the distinctly diverse dining options available in this seacoast city. Along with a memorable meal, I looked for an ambiance that was quirky, artistic or historic,…

DESTINATIONS Head "Down East" for Maine Lobster, Marginal Way, Ogunquit, Barnacle Billy's, Maine lobster
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Lee Daley The expletive, “get crackin,!” takes on new meaning when faced with a Maine lobster. A culinary challenge worth every crunch, consuming the Homerus americanus known more colloquially as the American lobster, is a rewarding hands-on experience. Considered the…

DESTINATIONS Shwedagon Pagoda, Rangoon, Burma, Yangon, Myanmar, Rangon Renaissance,
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Burma is now on many world travelers’ “A” list.  With the release of Nobel Prize Laureate Aung San Suu Kyi from house arrest and her subsequent triumphant election campaign, tourism to the country is at an all-time high. Decades of…

DESTINATIONS Santorini, An Island in Time: Santorini, Greece, Greek Island, Cyclades
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What is it about the Greek island of Santorini that captivates all who visit?  It’s easy to credit its beauty to the shimmering blue Aegean, the drama of its white washed cube dwellings built atop one another, clinging to the…

DESTINATIONS Chef Greg Gaspar, Sheraton Maui, fine dining Maui, chef interview, chef recipe.Sheraton Maui Resort & Spa Executive Chef Greg Gaspar
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I talked recently with Chef Greg Gaspar at the Sheraton Maui Resort to ask him about his early introduction to cooking and the influences that have defined his culinary philosophy. We sat oceanside at Sheraton’s Cliff Dive Grill with its…