Review: Friday Saturday Sunday, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

In July I was informed that as a traveling foodie, I should definitely check out Philadelphia’s food scene. I was at first confused, as I had never heard of Philadelphia as a top food destination, but had known it has some famous things like Philly Cheesesteaks or many Amish / Pennsylvania Dutch foods. But I…

Review: Guild House Hotel, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

If you ever find yourself in Philadelphia, which I might add having finally visited is quite a underrated food city in America, consider staying or having part of your stay include¬†The Guild House Hotel.¬† It is an amazing boutique hotel in the heart of Philly. One that pays perfect and respectable homage to the history…

Review: Libelula Lounge & Lodgings, Playa Potrero, Costa Rica

Back in July 2022 I visited Costa Rica for the first time in 11 years. This time I flew into Liberia and spent a nice weekend in Playa Potrero, just a 30min-1 hour drive outside of the Liberia International Airport. The main draw to Potrero was to stay at a glamping tent at Libelula Lounge…

Review: Lunch at Odette Restaurant, Singapore

During my short visit to Singapore in May 2022, I had booked a lunch reservation at Odette. A fantastic French restaurant housed in the National Gallery in Singapore helmed by French Chef, Julien Royer. It has garnered quite of list of recognitions including #8 World’s 50 Best 2021, #8 Asia’s 50 Best 2022, and 3 Michelin…

24 Hours in Athens, Greece with Culinary Backstreets

At the end of March 2022, I decided to take advantage of shoulder season pricing and nice spring weather and headed to Athens, Greece for a weekend. It was my first time in both Athens and Greece. Athens has long been on my travel list since I was a child, largely due to a phase…

Weekend in Bermuda

In March 2022 I decided to fly out to Bermuda for a weekend to check it out. The island has been on my radar for a while. In part for the association with the Bermuda triangle but also because its geographic location in a sort of odd mid-Atlantic zone. Some consider it Caribbean, others do…

Review: Emirates “Game Changer” First Class Suite on EK 231 DXB to IAD

As mentioned in my prior post covering the Gulf Air Falcon Gold Business Class experience, for Christmas 2021 I managed to secure a last minute award booking on the Emirates “Game Changer” fully enclosed First Class suite, unlocking yet another aviation bucket-list item. So began my whirlwind Christmas journey to Dubai. Worth it? Live up…