In My Mind's Zen Garden
  • New Orleans
    First Time Trip to New Orleans – Part 3

    The Westin New Orleans on Canal Street turned out to be an excellent choice for our stay in The Big Easy. For one, the hotel sits directly in front of the Might Mississippi, and there is the red Streetcar line that can take the tourist to the Steamboat Nantchez

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    First Time Trip to New Orleans – Part 2

    I started writing about the New Orleans trip over here. Our first time in NOLA turned out to be a very memorable experience. We definitely wish we could go back sometime soon, but I wouldn’t want to go back during Mardi Gras time. That would be too crazy for

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    A Quick ‘First Time’ Trip to New Orleans

    A Quick First Time Trip My wife, oldest son and I took a last minute, spur-of-the-moment trip to New Orleans. At first, I wasn’t really up to it. I mean, in my humble opinion, I never thought much about New Orleans, but my oldest son was interested in applying

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    Zen and the Art of Non-Travel

    On Facebook, I see that a lot of people travel, quite extensively. For many, traveling abroad or going to some key cities (that are known to be great cities to explore) is high on the priority list. And I see that people love to go on cruises. While I

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    Arigato Sushi of Santa Barbara

    We were led up a flight of stairs… …along the left side of the restaurant to a quaint loft area that overlooked the first floor below. A large front panel of glass gave us a nice view of the hustle and bustle of State Street here in downtown Santa

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  • San Diego Skyline
    San Diego: It’s Been A Place Called Home

    A Place Called Home San Diego has been a place I’ve called home for such a long time. My Mom says that we lived in Oxnard for a spell, but I never really remembered living there. My earliest memories were in Coronado. That’s where I remember growing up as

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