Category Archives: North America (non-NYC)

Hotel Review: The St. Regis Mexico City, Mexico

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a one night-stay at The St. Regis Mexico City, Mexico in one of their Deluxe King rooms. Located on Mexico City’s primary thoroughfare Paseo de la Reforma, in front of the … Continue reading

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Flight Review: Air Choice One, Chicago O’Hare (ORD) to Burlington, Iowa (BRL)

Disclaimer: In exchange for writing a review for the airline Air Choice One, I was offered a round-trip flight between Chicago and Burlington, Iowa. After a recent move to the Chicago area, I started to feel excited about different airlines and routes … Continue reading

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Product Review: The Spice Lab, Pompano Beach, Florida

I met with the folks at Pompano Beach, Florida-based The Spice Lab while attending the 2018 New York Summer Fancy Food Show.    Their booth was chock-full of salts and spice blends, so I decided to take a gander to see if … Continue reading

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Product Review: Honey Mama’s Cacao-Nectar Bars

When I’m looking to eat dessert, I’m not always looking to be deluged in sugar or something extremely sweet.  Sure, I’ve gone overboard on mango sticky rice, Skippy Peanut Butter and Chocolate, and at buffets, but these days, that craving … Continue reading

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Event Review: Airliners International 2017, Denver, Colorado, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for full expo registration, I am writing this review. Celebrating its 41st annual 3-day expo, Airliners International 2017 took place in Denver, Colorado from 14-17 June at the Crowne Plaza Denver Airport Convention Center.  In addition to … Continue reading

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Product Review: Kalahari Biltong

Disclaimer: In exchange for sample packets, I am writing this food review. To best describe Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Kalahari Biltong, I’m going to borrow a line straight outta there website– Imagine the tenderness and texture of prosciutto, the lean protein of jerky, … Continue reading

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Thirsty: The Capitalist Edition

Last year, I took a brief trip to Indianapolis, Indiana.  Overall, I had a good time – the hotel had bikes to borrow, and the weather and food worked out…that is, until I came upon an enterprising CVS (drug store/supermarket) … Continue reading

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Product Review: Fastachi Hazelnut and Pistachio Butter (Massachusetts, USA)

Disclaimer: In exchange for a review of Fastachi, I received small containers of hazelnut and pistachio butter. Stemming from a regional New England tribal word that means “little gift,” Fastachi, originally called Mixed Nuts, is the brainchild of an Armenian … Continue reading

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Hotel Review: Le Meridien Charlotte, North Carolina, USA

Disclaimer: In exchange for this hotel review, I received a night’s-stay in a suite at the Le Meridién Charlotte, North Carolina.  The woman who helped me arrange this was very proactive and accommodating; not only was this a last-minute request, … Continue reading

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(What Was) The Binghamton Ferryboat in Edgewater, New Jersey, USA

It’s not easy, voluntarily going to New Jersey.  But if you’re into history, like me, and strip malls, unlike me, the borough of Edgewater might be a curious day trip from Manhattan.  Move over, bizarre apartment building probably influenced by … Continue reading

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