Places to Eat and Drink in Vancouver, Washington

We recently enjoyed visiting the super walkable city of Vancouver, Washington, and exploring the waterfront, parks, and Fort Vancouver. We also loved checking out a variety of local eateries and breweries. I didn't realize how much I've missed having these foodie experiences during COVID - I'm so happy we can start safely returning to some …

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Literary Travels: Grits

A couple years ago I drew the name of my brother-in-law's girlfriend for the family gift exchange. She had a number of books on her Christmas list and being the good bibliophile I am, I bought her all of them. One of the books was Grits: A Cultural and Culinary Journey Through the South by …

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Planning to Visit Japan

We've been trying to plan a trip to Japan for several years now. This fall the stars aligned and we are actually making it happen! Brian visited Japan in 2014 for work, traveling to Tokyo, Kyoto, Utsunomiya, and Nagoya. He came back raving about the experience—the architecture, the cuisine, the hospitality, and the efficiency and …

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