Author: Janet Podolak

Montenegro bound

Feedback about Kotor in Montenegro is something I need as I prepare for next week’s voyage from Venice. It will be one of my port visits but I know little about it.  My research...

Washington DC earthquake repairs still underway

It was a year ago today that an earthquake rumbled across the Virginia countryside and sent tourists and others scurrying away from shaking buildings in Washington, D.C. Some buildings still are affected....

Shoe shopping in Toronto

If I didn’t have bunions I probably would have bought shoes during my recent visit to Toronto. While ambling down Queen Street West with two longtime Torontonian women pals, we stopped to...

Toronto, Montreal, Quebec, oh my!

I’ve been asked to make recommendations for Must Dos  in all three cities. Toronto is easy because I was just there (CN Tower, Toronto Islands, Hockey Hall of Fame) but the others...

Twitter tasting Thursday

A wine tasting sponsored by Whole Foods Market is set for Thursday and those taking part will tweet their responses to the wines and the foods they think will go best with...

Johnnycake baking skills sought

The original johnnycake helped settlers survive, but today it’s a road and a race. Scouts and others who cook outdoors may wish to polish up their johnnycake making skills and enter a...

Orgasms on every page, she writes

John Palmer’s Bistro 44 has a new take on book talk. It’s a party at 8 p.m. Wednesday to discuss Fifty Shades of Grey, the runaway best seller by first time author...

Overnight in the South of France

  David and Sandrine Ausset Overnights spent in the south of France can be a large part of the experience, especially if you choose a place such as Domaine des Clos, an...

Blogging from France

The entire process from Europe leaves much to be desired. Here they call wi-fi wee-fee and until just a few minutes ago we’ve been in very rural places where it was unreliable...

Montpellier toward the Rhone

Today we headed east from Montpellier toward the Rhone and a small appelation on the west side of that River called  Costières de Nîmes where Anne and Francois Collard make whites, roses...