Janet's Jaunts Blog

Dinner at Coffee Creek

Special occasion dining in Northeast Ohio has achieved a new dimension with the Jan. 23 debut of the Estate on Coffee Creek.I was among the 22 lucky people seated in three intimate...

chocolate for lovers

Chocolate is almost certainly the most popular Valentine indulgence.It’s sensual — first teasing with its scent, then melting on the tongue to spread its flavor among all the sweet, sour, bitter and...

$2.95 dinner & haggis

When I can break out of work early enough on a week night, we head for Bravo for its weekday Happy Hour specials in the bar. It’s right around the corner from...

thai thoughts to stay warm

My first weekend home in a couple of weeks means lots of domestic tasks to stay on top of things. Just back from a midday run to Half Price Books where I...

40 below: what it feels like

Landing in Cleveland Monday after a nonstop USA3000 flight from the Dominican Republic was an abrupt reminder that Northeast Ohio is snow country. As we left, a small band serenaded us beneath...

DR bathrooms: a study in contrasts

DR Bathrooms: a study in contrasts Bathrooms here in the Dominican Republic characterize the co-existence of the first and third world. The photos here tell the story. My room at the Barcelo...

Airport smoking & punta cana bound

Last weekend, while in the Tampa area to deal with a family issue, I took this photo in the Tampa Airport of this outdoor cage designated for smokers. It was attached outside...

Continental vs USAirways

Last week’s trip took me south to Fort Lauderdale on Continental with a return o Cleveland via Charlotte on USAirways, giving me a good opportunity to see the two airlines’ different ways...

solstice launch

Fort Lauderdale International Airport is ideally located for cruise connections. Clip-board bearing cruise line representatives holding paddles with the names of the ships in port meet passengers at baggage claim, herding them...

cold to tropics flying

Leaving cold weather for tropical climes takes some planning, especially when going with carryon to avoid the checked bag fee. It also takes planning on the return leg if you don’t want...