Happy New Year!! Last year was extremely difficult for everyone, regardless of where we are in life, we were all impacted in a major way, so I’m not going to dwell on it, because you already know what kind of year it was. This year, I’m hopeful that things will get better for everyone, that a change in leadership will mean a new start towards a better future, and that we can all be healthier, happier, and safer than we were before. Here are my hopes and goals for 2021.
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2020 was certainly a year. The pandemic shut down most of the world back in late February – early March, and nothing has been the same since. In early 2020 I had to indefinitely postpone more than 45 trips, some of which had been in the works for more than a year, I missed out…
What is a Michelin star restaurant? Restaurants that earn a Michelin Star are the best of the best in the culinary world, often times boasting signature dishes, incredible atmospheres, world renowned chefs, beautiful and skillful plating, and of course phenomenal cuisine. How does the ranking system work, and who determines how many stars to award restaurants? What happens to a restaurant when they earn a Michelin star, or when they lose one? How many Michelin starred restaurants are in the world, and which cities have the most? I’m going to answer all of these questions and more for you, so you know exactly how this system works, and why it’s one of the most coveted awards in the world.
These essential culinary terms are what you need to know in order to be able to order off of just about any menu, featuring food terms from around the world, learn how to tell a sushi chef you’ll leave the choice up to them, and know what to expect when you are presented with a prix fix menu.
This 10-Day Scotland and England Itinerary is a condensed version of our month in the United Kingdom. From London to Endinburgh and the Isle of Skye to Glasgow, and dozens of places in between, this will show you how to spend 10 perfect days in England and Scotland, and it includes flexible options to extend your stay in the United Kingdom for up to 3 weeks, or you can cut out things that aren’t what you’re looking for to make it a whirlwind 7-day holiday. I hope this helps you plan the adventure of a lifetime from London to the Scottish Highlands and beyond.
Today, I’m answering the common quesiton “What are UNESCO World Heritage Sites?” by outlining what they are, why they are important, and why you should add them to your travel itineraries whenever possible. There are currently 1,121 UNESCO Sites around the world, which means that you’ve probably visited or been very close to at least one if you’ve done any amount of traveling. Which heritage sites have you visited thus far?
I’ve studied Japanese, German, French, Spanish, and Latin in school, and several other languages independently, and used these languages to travel the world. Being able to speak to another person in their language, even if you don’t do it perfectly, is one of the greatest feelings in the world, because it opens up a world of possibilities to you. Quite literally, you can more easily travel and explore the world! Here’s how to quickly learn another language, including tips on how to select study aids, studying strategies, and reasons why learning another language is one of the best possible investments you can make in your own life.
Goldfinch Tavern, located inside the Four Seasons Hotel Seattle, serves up some of the most inventive, refreshing, and nourishing meals in all of Washington. Dine inside their modern tavern, with its warm, inviting, caramel and gunmetal grey color scheme, or dine roof side next to the hotel’s infinity pool, with incredible views of the Seattle Great Wheel, Puget Sound, and the surrounding islands.
The Four Seasons Hotel Seattle was one of the most beautiful hotels we’ve ever visited. Situated along Puget Sound, this tranquil hotel was our home away from home for the final evening of our time in Seattle. We witnessed one of the most beautiful sunsets we’ve ever seen over the Sound from the hotel’s infinity pool deck, savored culinary delights at Goldfinch Tavern, received world-class service from every hotel staff we encountered, and were positively pampered with a full range of amenities that Four Seasons Hotels are famous for all over the world.
Sawyer Restaurant in Seattle was one of the best places I’ve ever eaten. This unassuming restuarant inside of a former sawmill serves some of the very best seafood and vegetables we’ve ever had. A James Beard Semi-Finalist, this New American restaurant offers a seasonal menu that changes based on what’s available in the Pacific Northwest, while always maintaining a fine-dining atmosphere, impeccable plating and presentations, by only ever using the highest-quality ingredients.
Chihuly Garden & Glass is a museum unlike any other. Next to the Space Needle, the incredible work of Dale Chihuly, like floating glass bubbles, phantoms, and tendrils, create numerous, enchanting atmospheres, transporting viewers deep into the forest, under turbulent waters, at the edge of a glass-like lake, and amongst towering flowers. Explore this incredible museum, garden, café and glasshouse by reading more here, and visiting for yourself.