Thursday, September 20, 2012

Old Florida Grill & Oyster House

If you enjoy eating oysters on the half shell . You might want to try the Old Florida Grill & Oyster House. Located on US One in Cocoa, Florida.

Here you will find a raw bar that is second to none serving the best oysters from Apalachicola, Florida. You can purchase a half a dozen oysters all the way up to a bucket . You can also eat inside or dine outside. They have a beautiful deck over 50 foot long. There is  a tiki bar located right on the river with a great view. You can even bring your boat around as there is parking for about 10 boats. They also have live entertainment on the weekends.

The prices are very reasonable for example you can get a fish and chip basket for only  $6.99, or how about a shrimp and scallop basket for $12.99.  So for an enjoyable and delicious time try the  Old Florida Grill and Oyster House for a unique dining experience.

Friday, September 14, 2012

House of Blues /Downtown Disney

The House Of Blues located in downtown Disney is a unique club that offers live music while dining on southern and international cuisine.

Some of the goodies on the menu include shrimp and grits, street tacos, and flatbreads. The old standbys cornbread pork sandwiches and burgers are still on the menu also.

If you like gospel music you should attend the Sunday brunch, which features southern cooking while listening to some of the best gospel groups in the country.

There are various types of entertainment offered their such as blues bands, rock, reggae, and jazz. So while on your Disney vacation, or if you're a local check out the House Of Blues for a unique dining experience.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

El Rey La Gamba

The restaurant El Rey La Gamba is located in the old town of Barcelona near the harbor.

If you are looking for a well-prepared Spanish,dish of Paella you will find it in this restaurant when visiting Barcelona . This restaurant must be on your list to dine. There is indoor and outdoor dining available. This restaurant is also known for seafood, such as shrimp prepared on an open grill with various spices . The shrimp was some of the best I have had in Spain, and you will enjoy it immensely. You do not need a reservation but at peak times. You may have to wait for a table as it is a popular local hangout also. If you like mussels you are in for a real treat. The price range of the food could run from $29-$56 but it is well worth it. So when in Barcelona, be sure to visit this restaurant and you will not be disappointed.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Travel Alert

I would love to be able to discuss hotels and restaurants today, but there is a travel alert that you must be aware of. We normally review hotel and restaurants worldwide, but today, we must discuss the events happening in the Middle East. Our embassies in Libya and Egypt have come under attack, and the ambassador in Libya has been murdered, along with three staff members. They were gunned down in the street like dogs. So if you are planning travel to any Muslim countries. You should probably cancel it immediately for your own safety. If they can kill the ambassador, what chance do you think you would have. The Obama administration will not take any action to assist you. Should you run into trouble. You're basically on your own. So traveler beware.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Chief Burger

There is a fast food restaurant in Kabul, Afghanistan known as Chief Burger. This is a version of Western fast food Afghan style.

It is frequented by the local people and students. They have a family friendly dining room just for women. They have a limited menu of burgers , pizza and chicken all the meals are served with fries or chips. Many people that eat their have said it is quick tasty and filling. So if you are in Kabul Afghanistan you might want to check out this restaurant.

Sunday, September 9, 2012


There are several restaurants located at the port of Cape Canaveral among them Rusty's. I recently went there to check out the new deck they have added. It was quite nice and I enjoyed dining outside as they have installed a giant shade system to protect from the sun.

The food was well prepared. I ordered mussels in garlic sauce . This is served with a loaf of sourdough bread. The service was excellent. They also had a small combo playing various request for your entertainment. For a unique lunch or dinner. Check out Rusty's located in the port of Cape Canaveral . You won't be disappointed.

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Bayview Park Hotel Manila

When traveling to Southeast Asia from the United States, you are totally exhausted after this 19 hours flight. The only thing you are looking for is a nice and relaxing hotel to get over jet lag and the Bayview Park Hotel is the best hotel that I can recommend. My wife stays here when she visits Manila and she loves the ambiance and the location.

The hotel is located on the famous Roxas Boulevard in Manila. The hotel has a 75 year history of welcoming weary travelers either business or leisure. The hotel offers affordable and friendly rates considering it is just accross American Embassy in Manila. The hotel has unparalleled service and privileges for the most discriminating guests.

You can book the room and it includes breakfast for your convenience. The food was great according to my wife after all, it's worth $12 more or less. The hotel is rated three stars, offers free coffee/tea/water, free Wi-Fi access, free daily newspaper, cable TV, has a minibar and international phone connections and the room is a good size.

The swimming pool and gym are open from 6 AM to 9 PM. There is also a children's activity center. Stay in Bayview if you have an appointment at the US Embassy Manila, wanted to visit Ocean Park, Intramuros, and Luneta Park. All these places are just walking distance.

Saturday, August 11, 2012

Trump International Beach Resort

For a unique tropical vacation, you don't have to travel to faraway places. The Trump International Beach Resort is located in Sunny Isles Beach, just north of Miami is a world class operation that we have come to expect from Donald Trump.It is conveniently located just minutes away from the Miami International Airport and many tourist attractions in the area of Miami. If you enjoy white sandy beaches, surfing and swimming, you may have found your perfect resort. The resort can also help you arrange various activities such as jet skis, charter boat fishing and sight seeing trips.

The hotel also boasts two fantastic pools complete with a bar and grill. There are also air-conditioning Cabanas for your convenience. For stress free vacation and a unique experience in a tropical paradise, visit their website for more information and reservations.

Monday, August 6, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel Kansas City, Missouri

The Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas city Missouri, is located downtown on Ward Parkway. It is approximately 23 miles from the international airport. The hotel does offer a shuttle service to and from the airport for a fee of $18 one way or $34 round-trip. There is also a limo service available for $60-$80 per trip. You may arrange all transportation through the hotel concierge.

You will find impeccable service and all the luxuries you have come to expect when staying at the Intercontinental Hotel. The hotel has 11 floors and 366 guest rooms. Check-in time is 3 PM check out time is a convenient 12 PM. There is a 24 hour fitness centre. A Recreation and Sports Court and an outdoor swimming pool. Live entertainment is also available in the hotel. Check with your travel agent about exclusive packages offered by the Intercontinental designed to help you get the most from your stay whether it is business or leisure.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012

La Quinta Inn Orlando

While traveling around Florida and staying at cheap hotels I was pleasantly surprised to find a La Quinta Inn near the Orlando international Airport what a refreshing oasis.

The hotel is located on frontage road only minutes from the airport and major highways to the coast and area attractions such as Disney World. The hotel has a very attractive lobby and easy access to parking. I was quite impressed with the amenities and services they offer free breakfast,, free Wi-Fi service in every room, which in many hotels you pay extra, free local phone calls,free news papers, and parking. A business center, fitness center, swimming pool, and laundry, are among the amenities. Your rate is approximately $69 dollars a night. For a clean and comfortable stay with a friendly staff call your travel agent for reservations.

Saturday, July 28, 2012

European Hotels

When traveling through Europe. There are many different types of hotel accommodation. You may choose from, from the five-star Intercontinental Hotels to a youth hostel. The choice is yours and what your budget will allow.

If you decide to stay at a luxury hotel I would recommend the Intercontinental Hotel, which is usually rated at five-stars. You do have other choices such as local European chains as well as American chain hotels , prices would run from about $60-$120 a night. Some country such as Germany have small mom-and-pop motels as low as $40-$50 a night with breakfast included . They are clean and the staff is friendly you will not find, the amenities you would in a large hotel. Many of the mom-and-pop hotels have a restaurant which serves excellent food. The choice is up to you. So do a little research and you will be surprised what bargains you may find.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Hotel Selection

When planning your vacation or your honeymoon or even your business trip it is important that you select the proper hotel.

It is very simple to determine which hotel to stay at. Do you want economy? Do you want convenience? Do you want security? If you are looking for the cheapest hotel there are probably many in the location you are going but the question is would you be happy there. Many cheap hotels look good on the Internet and even in person when you drive up to the location the story is really what is on the inside ? You may save money, but end up with a less than desirable accommodation with worn carpet and dirty sheets possibly bedbugs and a lack of security. You must consider all these possibilities.

If you choose a more expensive hotel there are some definite advantages , such as the many amenities they will offer you for example a swimming pool and spa, refrigerator, microwave in your room free coffee service and a spotless room with no bedbugs the choice is up to you. . Check with your travel agent for package deals at star rated hotels.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel, Miami

Recently, I had some business at the German Consulate in Miami. So I stayed at the Intercontinental Hotel, which is located across the street only minutes from the consulate.

I highly recommend this hotel, which is located at 100 Chopin Plaza. We had a very nice room located on 24th floor of the hotel . It was a great view of the downtown area , especially at night. You are only a short walk from the marketplace, which consist of shops , restaurants and nightclubs.

During my stay at the hotel I needed some documents faxed to me from an international location the concierge assisted me in obtaining these documents by fax . He was indeed a great help. . I found the entire staff from housekeeping to the front desk very knowledgeable and courteous they try to make your stay a memorable experience. . Without their help I would not have been able to finish my business on time and would have to have made another trip to Miami from Orlando.

The hotel has a pool and spa for your convenience and also a restaurant in the main lobby and a Starbucks coffee shop. if you have to conduct any business in downtown Miami , I highly recommend the Intercontinental Hotel.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Ritz-Carlton hotel & Café, 4750

If you are vacationing on Amelia Island in Florida be sure to stop by the Ritz-Carlton and dined at the café, 4750.

The café served all day long breakfast lunch and dinner. The menu is made up of fresh seafood purchase locally season vegetables and all their bread is home made.

The guestrooms amenities are 37 inch flat screen television , free Wi-Fi, twice daily maid service, you can request one king or two double beds,. You can also enjoy the sunset on your private balcony. There is also 18 hole PGA championship golf course. . If you like to walk along the beach there is 1.5 miles of beachfront contact your local travel agent for package deals at this beautiful hotel.

Friday, July 13, 2012

Sloppy Joe's Key West

Sloppy Joe's bar in Key West is a favorite spot for tourists around the world. They come to see the hangout of the famous writer Ernest Hemingway. The bar was established in 1933.

The bar is located on Duval street. You may obtain a drink there as early as nine o'clock in the morning. They also have a gift shop that offers clothing and souvenirs. The bar has a live band starting at noon for your enjoyment. The menu at the bar offers a variety of food that is quite tasty. So be sure to visit Sloppy Joe's and unwind with a cool cocktail and enjoy the music.

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

ll Lugano Hotel

The Lugano Hotel in Fort Lauderdale, Florida has got a little something for everyone. It is the perfect getaway from everyday life.

The hotel has some great package deals starting at $599 per person for two nights included in this price are a reserve poolside cabana, private yoga classes, paddle boarding lessons, and many more amenities , including a full fitness center that overlooks the water. The hotel will also provide complimentary transportation to nearby attractions. For more details about the great package deals contact your travel agent.

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

The culinary delights offered on Marco Island is a combination of local and national restaurant chains.

If you are looking for a casual dinner while walking along , enjoying the sunset or more of a formal one the island can accommodate you. You have many choices from fresh seafood to international dishes.

Accommodations on the island range from a bed and breakfast moderate priced hotels to luxury five-star resorts with all the amenities.

While visiting the island you might want to try Lee Be Fish restaurant . Prices range from $7-$14.

. The cuisine fish and chips and a variety of seafood.Be sure to check with your travel agent for package deals to the island from honeymoon getaways to golf vacations

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Four Seasons Hotel Miami

The four seasons hotel is located in the center of Miami. It is a good location. As you are only minutes from shopping and dining at the Mary Brickwell village, the Miami Art Museum at the American Airlines Arena.

The hotel features three outdoor swimming pools , a health club a 10 room spa and a business center open 24 hours a day. The hotel guestrooms luxurious with marble bathrooms Egyptian bed listings and plush terry bathrobes. Wi-Fi is available in all rooms , but there is a surcharge. There are a total number of rooms 223 and there is secure parking.

Some of the room amenities include premium television channels, DVD players,, movies and multiline phones. There is also a restaurant the Edge Steak and Bar offers an affordable menu.

All rooms are non-smoking. . For reservation and package deals contact your travel agent.

Monday, June 18, 2012

Alla Rampa Rome

When in Rome do like the Romans. That's what they say so if you want to have a good meal , eat, where many of the locals do at Alla Rampa.

The restaurant is located in the center of the old town of Rome between the Spanish steps and Mignanelli Square. You may dine indoors in two elegantly design rooms or outdoors , where you can enjoy a cool breeze. You will be delighted by their world-class buffet and appetizers. Their homemade ravioli and fresh fish are second to none. If you are adventurous you might want to try their Rabbit with polenta Tuscany style. One of their great appetizers Smoked Tyrolese ham is unforgettable. So for a unique dining experience when in Rome , be sure to stop by Alla Rampa restaurant . You will not be disappointed.

Friday, May 11, 2012

Mother's Day in New Orleans

If you are in the New Orleans area and want to take your mother out for a special Mother's Day brunch . Let me suggest the brunch at the Royal Sonesta Hotel this Sunday. It is a fine dining experience you will never forget.

There are over 15 food displays to choose from , presented in the hotel's grand ballroom. You can start off with a champagne toast , followed by She Crab Bisque with the baby spinach. Or you might want to slip into the Ponchatoula strawberry salad. For the entrée. You may choose from stuffed Cornish game hens or roof rack of lamb with roasted egg plant and summer squash crepes. There are many more entrée and desserts to choose from . But no matter which one you choose, you surely will not be disappointed. So for a memorable Mother's Day, be sure to check out the Royal Sonesta Hotel make sure you call ahead for reservations.

Wednesday, May 9, 2012


When planning your family vacation you might consider Bermuda. Bermuda is a series of islands joined by causeway, and bridges. Popular belief has the island located in the Caribbean, but this is not true it is too far north so that would put it in the Atlantic Ocean.

The family resorts located in Bermuda offer many activities for both adults and children. The hotels have kids programs supervised by professional counselors. There are such activities as sports,, arts and crafts, and nature excursion not to forget the many games that are offered to entertain your children. There are even special pools for kids and game rooms. Babysitting is also available upon request. With all the amenities available for the children it give the adults plenty of time to relax and enjoy their vacation stress-free. Check with your travel agent for details on family vacation hotels and also, all inclusive vacation plans for the family.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

The Pier Cocoa Beach Florida

If you are in the area of Cocoa Beach Florida you might want to try the pier restaurant which is located on the front beach it is 800 feet over the Atlantic Ocean.

It was established in 1962 the location is fantastic we found the staff to be very friendly and knowledgeable about the menu making suggestions on what we might eat. They specialize in seafood but also have steak available which is quite good also. Their grilled mahi-mahi is excellent with large portions you will get your monies worth. If you're looking for a restaurant with a great ocean view good service and good food check out the Pier at Cocoa Beach.

Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Cocoa Beach Dining

If you are in the Cocoa Beach Florida area and are looking for a great place have lunch or dinner let me recommend Rusty's located at Port Canaveral.

You can dine inside or outside as they have a great deck usually with live entertainment. The restaurant is located right on the shipping channel so if you are dining around four clock in the afternoon you can enjoy watching the cruise ships passing by on there way to the Bahamas.

The restaurant specializes in seafood they have an great lunch buffet that is open till 2 PM or you may want to order à la cart off the menu. They have an awesome shellfish menu oysters served on the half shell serve raw or steamed with a variety of sauces . My favorite is their muscles served in a white wine garlic sauce it comes with a small loaf of sourdough garlic bread. They have a variety of different types of fish and also Louisiana gumbo you will also enjoy the various shrimp dishes like coconut shrimp so for a truly unique and tasty dining experience be sure to check out Rusty's restaurant at Port Canaveral.

Monday, April 2, 2012

Top OF The Hub Boston

The Top Of The Hub restaurant is located on the 52nd floor of the Prudential Tower this is the best few of the Boston skyline.

You can relax and enjoy live jazz music in their lounge or enjoy a magnificent meal in their full-service dining room. The restaurant is noted for their delightful local dishes and seafood. Does the restaurant have a dress code? Yes during lunch business attire is required. If you want to dress casual you may dine in the lounge. If you're going to dine in the main dining room wearing cutoffs are tank tops is not allowed. For the unique and excellent dining experience try the Hub restaurant while in Boston.

Thursday, March 29, 2012

El Fenix Restaurant

The El Fenix restaurant is the original Tex-Mex located in Dallas Texas and dates back to the 19Th century. The original name of the restaurant was Martinez Cafe and was founded by Miguel Martinez. He began working in the kitchen of the Oriental hotel in downtown Dallas where he developed his unique culinary skills. In the beginning his restaurant only featured American type food. He later had the unique idea to offer his guest exotic taste of Mexican food. Combining this he was the original inventor of what we now call Tex-Mex. So if you're in the Dallas area and are looking for some exotic taste in the Tex-Mex style be sure to visit this restaurant you won't be disappointed.

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lawry's Prime Rib

If you find yourself in Beverly Hills and it is lunchtime you might want to try Lawry's Prime Rib restaurant.

I would suggest their signature dish roasted prime rib of beef aged 21 days and salt- roasted to perfection. The beef is carved to order at your table. This restaurant has been on many top 10 list since 1938. If you go to the restaurant on the weekend I would suggest that you have a reservation because they are very busy. For a truly exceptional dining experience be sure to try this restaurant for five-star service and food.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Fulton's Crab House

If you are on a day trip or a vacation to Disney in Orlando sooner or later you will end up in Disney village.

There is a unique restaurant there that is actually an old-time riverboat the name is Fulton crab house. This restaurant is located in the marketplace at Disney village. The menu is quite extensive with over 50 fresh seafood dishes available . If you're going to have lunch prices run from $15 to $39. The evening meal is a little more expensive between $36 and $59 and still not bad for a tourist area. The menus are changed daily the depending on the seafood they also have children dishes available. So for a unique dining experience in a relaxing and stress-free environment try this riverboat restaurant at Disney village.

Monday, March 26, 2012

The Olive Garden Restaurants

Dining at an Olive Garden restaurant is truly a unique and pleasant experience you will not soon forget.

The restaurants have a lunch menu and also an evening menu to choose from. I generally eat lunch at the restaurant because they offer a soup and salad that is unlimited and serve with garlic bread it is second to none. Another favorite is the a egg plant Parmesan served with a side dish of spaghetti and garlic bread. So if you are looking for a truly enjoyable lunch or dinner meal I would suggest the Olive Garden restaurants.

Saturday, March 24, 2012

The Grand Buffet

The buffet at the grand Casino in Biloxi Mississippi is second to none I like the fact that they change the menu nightly.

They use original gulf coast inspired seafood recipes the seafood purchase directly from the local boats on a daily base is about as fresh as you can get. Like I said before the menu is constantly changing every day so you will be able to enjoy a variety of fresh seafood like the Dungeness Crab and various shrimp dishes. The best part is you can fill your plate as many times as you like. For a truly superb meal with a taste of old Biloxi try the buffet at the grand Casino Biloxi Ms. for a dining experience to remember.

Sunday, March 18, 2012

Columbia Restaurant in St. Petersburg

If you're looking for a great dining experience at a magnificent restaurant try the Colombian restaurant located at the pier in St. Petersburg Florida it is one of the oldest restaurants in Florida. The restaurant is noted for its Spanish and Cuban cuisine. While dining at the restaurant you will have panoramic views of Tampa Bay. The Colombian restaurant uses century-old family recipes and their seafood dishes are second to none. While at the restaurant I had their snapper Alicante I would give it a four star rating. So for a truly elegant dining experience try the Colombian restaurant located at the pier in St. Petersburg Florida you will not regret it.

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Hotel you may want to avoid.

While planning your summer vacation in Afghanistan you might want to a void staying at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul.

If you enjoy suicide bomber attacks, gunfights in the middle of the night and terrorist running up and down the hallway then this is the place for you. The hotel is protected by Afghan security forces that will really make your mind at ease the only problem is half of them are probably working for the Taliban. The hotel is in a very scenic spot located on a beautiful hillside overlooking the city of Kabul don't go on the balcony someone may cut your head off. The hotel has a rewards program if you are attacked they will give you a coupon for half off on your next visit. Check with your travel agent about package deals to the Intercontinental Hotel in Kabul Afghanistan make sure you ask for the vacation package that includes and AK-47. Book now before it's too late.

Friday, March 2, 2012

Restaurant Ownership

Many people dream of owning their own restaurant and think that their idea will make them a lot of money.

The restaurant business is one of the most competitive in the world and also has a record of complete failures. You may think that you have a great business plan or a new product such as grandma's recipe and that is all you need for success. But there is a lot more needed than this.

First you must pick a great location for your restaurant sometimes they do not come cheap. There are many hidden cost when opening a restaurant that you do not realize until you start. For example the cost of equipment, permits and licensing, employees and inventory just to mention a few. One of the major expenses that many people do not consider is advertising. Anything from handbills to television are expensive. Another example would be signage just to put up a sign on the outside of your business is very expensive. Don't give up your dream but you must research it thoroughly from every angle to know what you're getting into and make sure you have enough funds to sustain you for at least a year.

Monday, February 27, 2012

The 20th Annual Mississippi Coast Crawfish Festival

If you are a crawfish lover I'm sure you don't want to miss the 20th annual Mississippi Gulf Coast crawfish Festival located at the Coast Coliseum on the beach.

The festival will run over two weekends. The second weekend will have the famous crawfish cookoff. This is where teams will compete for trophies and cash money and who will have the bragging rights of cooking the best crawfish on the coast.

So if you love great music provided by headline entertainers, arts and crafts and delicious food especially crawfish this festival is the place for you. Crawfish lovers from three different states generally attend this festival with crowds expected to reach over 55,000 make plans early to attend and eat some of the best crawfish in the world. The dates of the festival are the weekends of April 19-22 & April 26-29- 2012

Sunday, February 26, 2012

Comfort Inn & Suites

While returning from a great time at Mardi Gras I was looking for a hotel to spend the night and continue on to Orlando the next day.

While driving on Interstate 10 I noticed many advertisements on the billboards for hotels at exit 56. This is also the exit for Crestview Florida. I took this exit and was pleasantly surprise that there were many hotels to choose from. All the major chains were represented such as Holiday Inn express, the Hampton Inn, Motel Eight, and the Comfort Inn and Suites.

After investigating the prices at several of the hotels I settled on the Comfort Inn and Suites. The reason being the hotel was only three years old and for the price of $69 a night plus tax which came to $73.14. The hotel offered a free breakfast, and free Wi-Fi, plus a mini fridge and microwave. The room was quite comfortable it had two queen-size bed and I like the high ceilings. The hotel is also located near all the major fast food restaurants plus a super Walmart. I also like the fact that I was only about 140 miles from Tallahassee which is almost halfway to Orlando. If you are traveling on I- 10 and are looking for a clean economical place to stay I would recommend the Comfort Inn and Suites located right off of exit 56.

Friday, February 24, 2012

Sloppy Joe's bar Key West

Sloppy Joe's bar in Key West was established in 1933 and has some great traditions. This was the bar that Ernest Hemingway enjoyed drinking in. The bar is located on the corner of Greene Street and Duval.

The bar opens at nine o'clock in the morning and you can enjoy your favorite beverage alcohol or nonalcoholic the choice is up to you. The bar has live entertainment beginning at noon. The party goes on till roughly 2 o'clock in the morning when they switch over to their rock band. The bar doesn't close until four in the morning this will give you ample time to enjoy the evening and atmosphere of sloppy Joe's on Duval Street. Check with your travel agent for complete packages to Key West.

Tuesday, February 21, 2012

The Isle

I have recently returned from a three-day trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast. A very beautiful and friendly place.

While there I stayed at the Isle Casino and resort and enjoyed it very much. The hotel and casino are located in Biloxi Mississippi in an area they call the point. The hotel sits right on the bay of Biloxi overlooking Dear Island and the Biloxi Bay Bridge. The room I had was very nice with great views and a large balcony where you could watch the sunrise or sunset while drinking your coffee. There is a breakfast lunch and dinner buffet for your convenience that is reasonably priced or you may eat in the Café which is a small cozy restaurant with great views of the bay also. Another plus for the hotel is there is free Wi-Fi throughout the complex. On another trip we stayed at a larger hotel and casino located just a few miles from the Isle and there was no free Wi-Fi provided in the rooms you had to pay for it and it was poor reception. You could go to their coffee shop downstairs that was the only way you could access the Wi-Fi. The entire staff of the hotel are very friendly and knowledgeable. If you are planning a trip to the Mississippi Gulf Coast I would highly recommend the Isle Casino and Resort. Check with your travel agent as they have honeymoon packages and also golf packages available.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

The Captain's Bar Hong Kong

If you are traveling in the Far East and find yourself in the city of Hong Kong looking for a place to relax or maybe get over jet lag I have this the place for you.

If you enjoy a nice cold beer or will would like to let down with a professionally made martini you will definitely enjoy the Capitan's Bar located in the luxury Mandarin Hotel in central Hong Kong overlooking the Victoria Harbor

If you enjoy a small cozy bar where you can relax on small comfortable couches or just sit at the bar this would be the place for you. You can also enjoy their live band Monday through Saturday. The staff is famous for their unique and excellent service that we associate with the values of the Orient. So when in Hong this five-star rated hotel and bar.

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Court of Two Sisters Restaurant in New Orleans

If you are planning on going to Mardi Gras in New Orleans this year be sure to stop by the Court of two sisters restaurant located in the French Quarter.

The restaurant is named for two sisters Emma and Bertha Camors. The restaurant has over 80 different types of items on its menu and are prepared fresh daily. You can dine in their large courtyard while listening to a great jazz band. If you enjoy such Creole dishes such as Veal Oscar,crabmeat, and shrimp you will certainly enjoy this restaurant. I would suggest that you make a reservation as this is an extremely popular restaurant. The restaurant is located at 613 Royal St. in the French Quarter.

Monday, February 6, 2012

The Olive Garden Restaurants

I have eaten in many Olive Garden restaurants from Orlando Florida where the original restaurant opened in 1982 to New Orleans Louisiana And I must say have always enjoyed the meals there.

The restaurant chain is owned by General Mills which owns the largest chain of Italian restaurants in the United States. If you've ever eaten in an Olive Garden they have a lunchtime special soup and salad with bread sticks that is incredibly good and reasonably priced. Their chefs are trained in Italy therefore you will receive authentic Italian food derived from Italian recipes. Sometimes when I am there for lunch I will order the eggplant Parmesan I like the fact that they have a lunchtime portion which is cheaper than the one served at the evening meal. So if you're looking for a pleasant place to have a great lunch or a fantastic evening meal be sure to check out the Olive Garden I'm sure you will not be disappointed.

Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Tomorrow land

I have a annual pass to Disney World which I enjoy using very much being a resident of Florida I find I save a lot of money by not paying at the gate. The pass is limited to visits during the week but is okay as weekends are very crowded usually.

On this visit I went to the Magic Kingdom and my first stop was Tomorrowland as many times as I have been to Disney World I never stopped at Tomorrowland. I enjoyed the Carousel of Progress which is a travel through time in a building that rotates. The people mover which takes you through the entire world and points out the various points of interest was also very enjoyable. The Speedway ride was also a lot of fun for both the kids and adults.

We had a late lunch in the Cosmic Ray 's Starlite Café this is a very unique restaurant. When you enter the restaurant you have three different menus to choose from. They are located at three different counters numbered 1,2 and 3 they all offer various fast food items from burgers to soups and sandwiches. I ordered some chili cheese fries and was pleasantly surprised they were very good but most impressive was the condiment bar they have to spice up your meal. On this bar you will find the usual lettuce and tomato but they also had such items as mushrooms chopped onions and hot cheese sauce to add to your burger or fries if you so desire. The efficiency and service of the employees was very good. So while visiting the Magic Kingdom be sure to check out the restaurant Starlite Café in Tomorrowland you won't be disappointed.

Thursday, January 26, 2012

The Rainbow Room New York

The rainbow room is a restaurants you won't fine too many New York City residence dining at it has become a tourist attraction like the Statue of Liberty.

When dining in the restaurant you will have some magnificent views of the George Washington Bridge and Central Park. The restaurant is very impressive with it chandeliers, and baby grand piano. The menu offers contemporary cuisine such as roast duck, and classics like shrimp cocktail. I have to add the view of the Empire State building is also quite spectacular. So if you're in the New York check out the Rainbow Room for a unique dining experience you will be pleasantly surprised.

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Panera bread

If you are looking for a place to have a pleasant and relaxing lunch, let me recommend the Panera bread restaurant.Upon entering the restaurant they have a very large menu board with a great selection of soups and sandwiches. They also have a bakery with fresh pastries. You may order a combo which consist of a half sandwich and a bowl of soup.They call this the pick two it is very reasonably priced. While there make sure you sign up for a discount card which will entitle you to such items as a free soft drink or a free bowl of soup. This is determined by how many times you visit the restaurant so make sure they swipe your card every time you go there. The atmosphere in this restaurant is very laid back and relaxing. I see many people working on their computers as they have free Wi-Fi throughout the restaurant. This makes it very convenient place for business people and for people on the go who have to check their computer frequently. For a unique and pleasant dining experience check out the Panera bread restaurant.

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Chinese Buffet

There are many fine Chinese buffets to eat at in Orlando. Recently a new one has opened on Semoran Boulevard not too far from the super Walmart in Castleberry.

There is ample parking and when you walk through the front door you are greeted by friendly staff and a unique decorated dining room with a large chandelier. The restaurant offers a variety of Chinese food as well as American. You can find such delicacies there as oysters on the half shell and various clams in various sauces. They also have a variety of desserts for you to enjoy after your meal. If you are looking for a unique dining experience by the good fortune buffet on Semoran Blv. In Castleberry.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

Rusty's at Port Canaveral

If you would like to enjoy a unique dining experience may I recommend Rusty's restaurant located at Port Canaveral.

This restaurant is located about 45 min. from Orlando. Take 528 E. in the direction of Cocoa beach. You will exit at the Port Canaveral cruise terminal.

Then follow the directional signs to the cove there you will find Rusty's. There is generally ample parking in front of the restaurant or across the street. If you arrive before three o'clock they do have a buffet with many delicious entrees. Ordering off the menu will give you many seafood choices. If you like oysters on the half shell this is the place for you. They also serve a nice New Orleans type gumbo.

Recently added to the restaurant is a beautiful outside deck with live entertainment and a outside bar and dining area. If you are looking for a Sunday outing check out this restaurant around three o'clock in the afternoon and you can watch the cruise ships depart for the Bahamas. So for a nice weekend I would recommend Rusty's restaurant located at Port Canaveral.

Thursday, January 12, 2012

Princess Hotel Barcelona

A few years ago while visiting Barcelona I stayed at the Princess Hotel. It was quite nice but I thought the location was a little too far outside the main city limits. The rooms were nice but they do try to charge you for all the little extras they actually charge you for ice.

The hotel is located near the beach and does have great views of the sea and the city. There is a swimming pool located on the 23rd floor and saunas and Jacuzzi on the third floor. Like I said before the hotel is located quite far from the tourist areas but there is a great Metro connection with the downtown Barcelona area. The free mini bars in the rooms are a nice touch. So when traveling to the city of Barcelona I would highly recommend the Princess Hotel.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Intercontinental Hotel New Orleans

If you are looking for a very prestigious hotel in New Orleans look no further than the Intercontinental.

The location of this hotel is perfect for the tourist or business traveler. You can conveniently walk to the French quarter, business district, Superdome and Bourbon Street. If is a very elegant hotel the rooms are quite large and have a great view of the city. The hotel staff are exceptional. One of the shortcomings of the hotel is no Wi-Fi only in the lobby. They do have a great free breakfast and late checkout is 2 PM. There is a nice pool on the top floor that is open to 10 PM the gym is quite nice is open 24hrs So if you are planning a pleasure or business trip to New Orleans be sure to check with your travel agent about package deals at the Intercontinental.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

The Po-Boy Sandwich

I have been to New Orleans many times and enjoy all the typical food such as red beans and rice and jambalaya. But one of my favorites is the po-boy sandwich. This sandwich which comes in many varieties form the hot roast beef, ham and cheese, to seafood such as crabmeat and shrimp.

If you are visiting New Orleans for the first time and want to enjoy a great po-boy sandwich check out Mahoney's Po-Boy Shop located on Magazine Street in a blue building. The shop owned by Ben Wicks create a truly classic sandwich. You may enjoy a sandwich topped with such items as jumbo shrimp with fried green tomatoes, and a spicy roulade sauce served on French bread. Don't forget to ask for the Creole slaw served with chicken livers. So for a unique dining experience try Mahoney's Po-Boy Shop in New Orleans.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Gaylord Hotel Orlando

The Gaylord hotel in Orlando is rated as one of the best locations by travel agents to stay while visiting Orlando.

The hotel is located just off of I-4 just a few miles from Disney World and the other theme parks of Universal Studios and Sea world. The hotel has over 1400 rooms stands eight floors high. The hotel has many free amenities such as high-speed Internet transportation to and from the theme parks readly available for your convenience. They have a fantastic spa that will really pamper you with their personalized service. They are many vacation packages that will save you money the rooms will include a refrigerator, complimentary bottles of water, and have many luxury bath amenities. They also have complementary premium channel for you to watch. You can enjoy dining at the can 10 different restaurant option. Before taking off on your Florida vacation check with you travel agent about the different travel packing available to you at this fabulous hotel.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

The Fontainebleau Hotel

The Fontainebleau Hotel in Miami was built in 1954. At one time it was considered the most prestigious and luxury hotel on Miami Beach.

The hotel is located on Collins Avenue in the heart of millionaires Row right on the Atlantic ocean. The hotel has many amenities just for your pleasure there are over 1500 rooms. There is no lack of a place to eat as there are 12 restaurants and bars just waiting for you. There is a huge spa just waiting to pamper you. The hotel has had a $1 billion renovation. So if you're looking for a beautiful hotel with a lot of history call your local travel agent and make reservations for the famous Fontainebleau on Miami Beach.

Monday, January 2, 2012

Pizza Lake Eloa Orlando

This Saturday I went to a parade in downtown Orlando I believe it used to be called the Orange Parade it was a nice parade with the usual firetrucks police on motorcycles and floats made up entirely of citrus.

On my way back to the parking lot we decided to have a pizza at a little café near Lake Eloa this café was located just down the street from the Public's supermarket. I can't give you the name of the restaurant because the only sign I saw said pizza. I ordered a Hawaii pizza with mushrooms it was a thin crust pizza and very good.

The menu in this place was really surprising they had things that you would find in a full Italian restaurant again I repeat the food was very good. There was a large crowd inside also coming from the parade but the staff did a good job on waiting on everybody. They also have an outside dining area with about 4or 5 tables at the entrance. The price of the meal also quite reasonable 10inch pizza a bowl of Italians soup and two drinks for $19. So if you are in the downtown area near the Publix super market I would recommend this small pizzeria.