travel

Day 11: Beauty of SEA-TAC

I’ve just spent the last seven days in the Seattle area including downtown Seattle, Tacoma, Fremont, Woodinville, and Shoreline. I’m taken with the beauty of this part of the Northwest. More on my trip later, for now enjoy a few photos that I think are just wonderful. What a beautiful [...]

Day 7: Smiling in Seattle

Today I spent the day in downtown Seattle, doing what every tourist would do. I went up in Seattle’s number one tourist attraction the Space Needle, I toured the Chihuly Garden and Glass, and I got a glimpse of the Seattle waterfront via guided boat tour through an Argosy Tour. I’d [...]

25 of My Favorite Places in Austin

As an original Austinite, I’ve seen restaurants and retail come and go. I’ve seen the traffic and the growth occur at a rapid pace. But Austin still offers a great food scene and cultural experiences. I grew up here so Congress Avenue really stopped at Hill’s Café. After that, there was [...]

Remembering Katrina

You remember exactly where you were when those historic events in life occur. 10 years ago I was at a fitness conference at the Fairmont Hotel in Dallas. I remember walking past the flat screen TVs in the lobby and seeing a CNN report about the level 5 hurricane named Katrina. As time ticked by, [...]

Escape to Venice

Sunset on Golden Beach, Venice, FL 2015 Are you thinking Venice, Italy, or Venice, California? I’m talking about Venice, Florida, not to be confused with the muscle beach in California. When I first visited the seaside community, I really didn’t know what to expect. On my first visit I [...]