North Carolina Ribs with Vinegar Based BBQ Sauce Recipe

North Carolina ribs with a vinegar based BBQ sauce are on the menu today. Having access to a BBQ smoker, my preference is to use it to impart some extra, smoky flavor. But you can also achieve excellent results in the oven. Both options are listed in the recipe. We are using a vinegar based BBQ sauce recipe utilizing everyday ingredients as a marinade for the ribs. Then we cook them low and slow on the BBQ smoker. It is … Read More

Atlanta vs. Charlotte for a Fall Weekend

If you want to enjoy the crisp clear Autumn weather and get in a final weekend getaway before winter arrives, where would you choose, Atlanta or Charlotte for a fall weekend? Using some criteria specifically designed for the fall season: fall foliage, outdoor activities, food and wine, price, accessibility and accommodation options, we look at what Atlanta and Charlotte offer for a fall weekend getaway. Atlanta for a Fall Weekend Getaway Fall Foliage in Atlanta With a wide variety of … Read More

What to Do in Seattle if You Only Have One Day

With a lot to see and do in Seattle, if you only have one day in Seattle focusing on the downtown area is an easy option. Use our do-it-yourself Seattle city tour itinerary to explore the best of Seattle in one day. Perfect if you are in town for a cruise or business with a bit of spare time to explore. Walking this itinerary is easy or utilize the light rail service running through town if you prefer or the … Read More

Chicago and New Orleans for Blues Music

Where to find the Best Live Blues Music in Chicago and New Orleans Blues Music in the USA is associated with three cities, Memphis, Chicago and New Orleans. And indeed, America is the home of Blues music. Having originated in the deep south with African American communities in the Mississippi Delta, Blues music slowly began to spread northward as migration headed North after the Civil War. In the 1920’s Blues music was very popular in New Orleans, Memphis, Detroit and … Read More

Alaska Cruise Sailing the Inside Passage on the Emerald Princess

A Review of our Emerald Princess Cruise of Alaska’s Inside Passage It was with some trepidation we arrived at the cruise ship dock in Seattle. We were about to board for a one-week Alaska cruise sailing the Inside Passage on the Emerald Princess. Why the trepidation? Prior to this our largest cruise ship had a capacity of 135 passengers (and there were only 85 of us)! So, 3500 passengers on one ship was mind blowing and as we arrived nothing … Read More

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon

Celebrate Alaskan Cuisine with Pasta and Smoked Salmon with Vodka Cream Sauce Here is a quick and delicious pasta dish to celebrate all that is good with Alaskan cuisine. Honestly, if you want a meal on the table in well less than 20 minutes, pasta with smoked salmon is just the dish for you. We have the magnificent scenery and food of the Alaskan Inside Passage and the staff of the Emerald Princess cruise ship to thank for today’s recipe … Read More

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