Travel Essay: The Value of a Road Trip
Since I’ve been a dad, I’ve taken some fabulous vacations with my family. We visited Disneyland & Disney World (where we attended an exclusive preview party), Universal Studios (where we had behind-the-scenes access), toured Washington, D.C., and took a Caribbean cruise. These trips were once-in-a-lifetime experiences and we thoroughly... Read more
The Houston Texans Welcome the Carnival Breeze to Galveston, TX with a Fun Mother’s Day Event
When Carnival Cruise Line commissions a new ship in Texas, they do it a big way. To celebrate the arrival of the Carnival Breeze, the cruise operator hosted “Moms Dash to the Splash,” a fun onboard event featuring Houston Texans players, wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins and linebacker Brian Cushing. I... Read more
JetBlue Helps Travelers Catch a Quick, Comfortable Nap
I’ve spent countless hours in airports. As you can imagine, the need for sleep often creeps up on a weary traveler, and those airport seats aren’t the most comfortable choice. To solve this problem, Jet Blue has partnered with MetroNaps, to install four new JetNap EnergyPods in JFK Airport. “At... Read more
How To Avoid Dining Etiquette Mistakes Around the World
Because of modern transportation, the world is a much smaller place. A person can fly from New York at lunchtime and arrive in London in time for dinner. With this ability to travel the world comes a responsibility to be educated about local customs, traditions, and etiquette. Being knowledgeable about... Read more
5 Delicious Grey Goose Vodka Cocktail Recipes Inspired by Movies
The movie awards season is upon us and it’s time to celebrate extraordinary achievements in the field of filmmaking. To help celebrate these accomplishments, vodka maker Grey Goose has created the 2016 GREY GOOSE Film Awards Season Cocktail Recipe Collection. Created by master mixologist and Grey Goose Ambassador Joe... Read more
The Crowd Has Spoken: 2014 Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet is Ready for Pre-Sale
Disclosure: I am a Columbia Crest Crowdsourced Cabernet ambassador. All opinions are my own. For years, the art of winemaking has been shrouded in mystery. People have been amazed by skilled masters who took grapes from the vine and transformed them into a magnificent libation. To make winemaking more... Read more
Recipe: Chef Tre Wilcox’s Soulful and Heart Healthy Jerk Seasoned Pork Tenderloin
Tre Wilcox is a rising star in the food world. Twice nominated for James Beard Foundation awards, Chef Tre has parlayed his kitchen success into appearances on Bravo Television’s Top Chef season three and Top Chef All-Stars. He was also named Best Chef by the Dallas Morning News. As an award-winning chef and television... Read more
Leslie Guy Appointed as New Chief Curator for the DuSable Museum of African American History
The mission of the DuSable Museum of African American History is to promote understanding and inspire appreciation of the achievements, contributions, and experiences of African Americans through exhibits, programs, and activities that illustrate African and African American history, culture and art. To help accomplish these goals, the museum has named... Read more
A Passion for Wine Making is the Secret to Columbia Crest’s Success
“Wine making is a labor of love,” said Juan Muñoz-Oca, Head Winemaker at Columbia Crest. “You don’t do it for the money. You do it because it is your passion.” Spend a few minutes with Muñoz-Oca and his passion is evident. Unlike the stereotypical wine guy who is snobbish and... Read more
How to Make a Caprese Salad Sandwich
Italy is a fascinating country that is known for its cutting edge fashion, beautifully designed super cars, and delicious food. While Ferraris and Gucci bags may be beyond most people’s reach, Italian food is accessible and easy to make. One simple and tasty Italian dish is the Tomato and... Read more