Gooey butter cake started in St Louis with a baking mistake and became the favorite treat in this city
Travel and food are my passion and writing about both has made my travel experiences that much more exciting. I was bitten by the travel bug when I was 13 years old and took my first flight from San Diego to Los Angeles and decided right then, I’d keep on traveling. I've explored regional foods and peoples in many countries, including the USA and my home town of San Diego. Interviewing and writing about notable chefs and little unknown eateries has become my niche wherever I go. Always searching to learn more, I completed an extensive on-line travel writer’s course, attended Book Passage’s Travel, Food and Photography Conference, Tbex travel bloggers/writers conference and social media events. Memberships include San Diego Travel Massive, IFWTWA's Emerging Writer Program and assisting the membership committee. A career highlight was appearing as a food blogger in Lifetime's TV show Supermarket Superstar, Publications are: International Travel News, San Diego Reader, Examiner.com, AmateurTraveler.com, San Diego Union, JustLuxe.com, HonestCooking.com, Realtraveladventures.com, Tripatini.com, Travelsquire.com and LuxeBeat.com. Travel is a highlight with my life to open my eyes and experience the world in different ways. But I must say it’s good to come home and appreciate my many blessings and then start planning another trip. My hope with my articles and website is that it gives people a vision to travel outside of routines and expectations and enrich lives in a satisfying way. Here’s to your travel adventure…
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Gooey butter cake started in St Louis with a baking mistake and became the favorite treat in this city
City Farmers Nursery has been located in the city of San Diego for over 40 years and a free adventure for all.
Chef Pascal, a veteran chef and restaurant owner supports the Gray Event to save rescued elephants
Flying out of the Tijuana airport has become easy and efficient by using the Cross Border Xpress.
King’s Hawaiian is a long time family owned business, starting from a small bakery to nationally known breads and sauces.
Solvang, a small Danish like town in California, is a peaceful yet active town for a getaway
Plate lunch and fried chicken in a gas station and mini market throughout Maui and the Big Island
The Mission Inn in Riverside, Ca is full of historical and artful displays and built in the most unusual manner
Members of Food Network’s Halloween Wars team up to decorate Santa’s Workshop and Christmas tree.
Ernie started baking with his mom as a young man and when the Nazi’s invaded Hungary, he baked for the Nazi’s to save his life
Family run businesses are the way to explore the food on the Kailua-Kona coast
Celebrity Chef Martin Yan designed his San Francisco restaurant with open kitchens and historical decor
Mentoring is important to develop employees and learn how an experienced chef mentored another chef
The Pacific Wine and Food Classic served hundreds of wines, classy food and fun culinary demos. Newport Beach tasted as good as it looked.
Santa Barbara is a fun vacation spot and Solvang has added modern with the old Danish town. See both in one trip.
Pastry Chef Maria Short opened her bakery with stunning wedding cakes and house made breads and lots of goodies
Solvang known for Danish cooking has become a culinary hot stop with modern restaurants
The Mission Inn in Riverside, Ca has an intriguing history and architectural designs
The Rhine River is full of castles, wine and an historical cake. A river cruise takes you there.
Coronado, home to admirals and beach goers has changed the island’s dining scene with a variety of restaurants
Switzerland known for fondue, has a restaurant that takes every bit of the cow to serve it for dinner.
New Mexico is known for cooking with chiles and when added to potato au gratin it zips up the flavor
Olive Baking Company kneads century old sourdough into breads made community spirit
Poke is a staple in Hawaiian households and has grown in popularity on the Mainland. True poke goes back to old Hawaiian times and customs.
The Tonga Room and Hurricane Bar have been entertaining guests for 70 years high on Nob Hill, San Francisco. Tiki bars have a definite following.
Away from typical Hawaiian sites, the southern most location in the USA is South Point on the Big Island of Hawaii. Ancient beginnings and where to buy Hawaiian breads.
San Diego is known for beautiful weather and fish tacos but there is a delicious soul food scene happening in town.
Carlsbad has gorgeous beaches and Cape Rey Resort overlooks the beach. The resort’s summer concerts the last Thursday of the month is in full swing.
Known for more craft breweries than anywhere in the USA, spirit distilleries are popping up in San Diego.
Hawaii produces quality chocolate and the Original Chocolate Factory farm tour is a must
Hawaii is the perfect place to grow Chocolate and the Original Hawaiian Chocolate Co has fun farm tours
Disneyland’s California Adventure Park hosts the food and wine festival with celebrity chefs and many other interesting events
Over 8 million flowers bloom in Carlsbad, California in the flower fields bringing thousands of visitors each year.
Sugar plantation workers were mostly immigrants and shared their native foods during lunch, called mixed plate.
Lawry’s restaurant known for classic service with tableside hand cut meats and spinning salad.
Walt Disney dined and dreamed of future movies here while among his close friends
Hawaii’s annual event has grown each year and it reaches many about Hawaii’s foods
Through the years, the Scottish have made a hearty stew with milk and white fish which is warm and filling
The Marine Room has been an elegant San Diego restaurant for many years overlooking the cliffs of La Jolla with a scenic view of the ocean
AMAwaterways brings you to the towns where chocolate is king in Belgium. The river cruise delivers fine food and wine with smooth waters.
Move over poi and roasted pork, upscale Italian dining has come to the Big Island, Hawaii. Pueo’s Osteria is featured in Luxe Beat Magazine.
Luxebeatmag.com pastry chef on cruise line makes desserts and breads from scratch
Examiner.com river cruising through the Netherlands during tulip time
Honestcooking.com, 2 of Seattle’s seafood restaurants owned by a married couple devoted to serving local fish
Honestcooking.com 2 restaurants use locally sourced foods to produce burgers and Italian food
Examiner.com 5 eateries have been in San Diego for many years and still have great food
A special birthday is celebrated with close friends in her favorite city, Paris. High above the beautiful city, waiters served elegantly prepared foods and made everyone feel welcome.
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With map in hand, I set out to explore four bakeries to experience island indulgences and hopefully some unexpected trade winds surprises By MLiss A Hinshaw I often think of […]
There’s other ways to eat crème brulee and still enjoy the crackling caramelized top by biting into a fresh creation from the Donut Bar. Real vanilla bean and thick […]
Chef Roy Choi prepares his famous Korean BBQ The multitude of cooking shows on television makes it appear simple to gain celebrity status as a fun, serious, or colorful chef. […]
Kauai, known as the Garden Island, is the oldest island in the Hawaiian chain full of graceful waterfalls and the scenic Grand Canyon of the Pacific. Fresh mahi mahi with […]
Making my way through thick crowds of people slowly walking, talking on cell phones and holding shopping bags, I found the mounds of spices in the marketplace in Istanbul, Turkey. I’d […]
Dallmann’s Confections, an independent chocolatier, is well known for dark chocolate caramel squares with fleur de sel and handmade Mozartkugel sweet treats. Owner, Isabella Valencia, originally from St. Gilgen, Austria, was […]
Honestcooking.com by M’LISS A HINSHAW on Oct 19, 2013 • 11:53 am Chef Arakaki holds his Peach Boy creation According to the myth, Peach Boy fought off monsters to save his village and this dessert […]
Amateurtraveler.com visiting Checkpoint Charlie after the fall of the wall
Amateurtraveler.com a little known museum full of reminders from 2 BC located near Rome
I watched the petite woman carefully pick her steps on the snowplowed cobblestone streets, as we quickly rounded the corner of a centuries-old building. Her heavy scarf blew in the […]
Picking your own freshly grown strawberries is family fun and refreshing in the U Pick strawberry fields of Carlsbad, Ca. Big red and juicy strawberries hang gracefully from the vibrant […]
Bits of blue, red and yellow colored glass cuts into odd shapes and formations, as creatively painted murals liven up murky walls in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The usually boring, nondescript walls […]
Each page crackled as the village priest opened centuries old church birth records and my anticipation heightened when the page fell to my great grandfather’s name. The discovery of a […]
Dueling long and sharp knives wielded by two Asian celebrity chefs cut through raw fish, as each chef proclaimed his country was the first in the world of culinary history. […]
Vanilla teas, fresh salad with vanilla bean balsamic dressing and vanilla pound cake were beautifully presented to the visitors enjoying lunch at the Hawaiian Vanilla Company. Tucked into the hills […]
Lunchbox collection will spark memories, and Harris Ranch is a meat-lover’s dream By M’Liss Hinshaw 12:01 a.m., June 5, 2011 Zipping along the monotonous drive between Los Angeles and the Bay Area on Interstate […]
By M’Liss Hinshaw | Published Saturday, March 26, 2011 An avocado festival – in Hawaii? Yes, and I just had to give it a try. While waiting for my plane to land […]
Flapping fish tails, coiled seaweed, barnacles and octopus fresh from the Chilean coastal town of Puerto Montt will soon become part of our gastronomical lunch. At the southern end of […]
A foodie just learning balsamic’s tasty lineage, I visited one of the many countryside balsamic vinegar producers while in the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Modena, Italy. In Sorbara, […]
The uniqueness of Tallinn’s doors Estonia, a small country on the Baltic Sea is independent, thriving and full of chocolate. This tiny country, a tad bigger than the state of […]