When we began planning our 3 1/2 day trip to Atlanta, the Georgia Aquarium was at the very top of our “must see” list.  After visiting the Monterey Bay Aquarium (as recently as last summer) and the Shedd Aquarium (although it’s been a few years), we just had to see the largest aquarium in the western […]

With the first week of work in Europe under my belt, it was time to enjoy the weekend in Berlin.  Lucky for me, I got to spend an action-packed Saturday and Sunday with a native German and Berlin local. Our first stop on Saturday morning was at a local market where we saw farm-fresh produce, […]

“Many men go fishing all of their lives without knowing that it is not fish they are after.” ~ Henry David Thoreau A Danish boy fishes in the waters surrounding the Kastellet in Copenhagen, Denmark.  

Our dinner at Lisboa à Noite in the Bairro Alto neighborhood of Lisbon, Portugal, was amazing!  This area of the city developed in the second half of the 15th century in response to the social and economic growth of the region.  It is known for Portuguese-inspired cuisine, especially fish and seafood, as well as an extensive […]

Located on historic Cannery Row in what used to be the Hovden Cannery, the Monterey Bay Aquarium gives visitors the chance to peek into another world.  And in this case, that other world was just as busy peeking back at me.  The California Sheephead is found along the eastern Pacific Ocean cost, from Monterey, California […]

The Monterey Bay Aquarium sits on the site that was once Monterey‘s largest fish packing plant, the Hovden Cannery.  Upon entering the Aquarium, visitors can learn about Monterey’s history, from the canneries that fed soldiers during both world wars to John Steinbeck who wrote about Cannery Row during its prime. “Soldiers ate Monterey sardines during […]

The Sea Life Aquarium in Kansas City opened about a year ago, but we just had a chance to visit for the first time over Spring Break this past week.  For a town as hopelessly landlocked as Kansas City, the aquarium was nice, but it was outrageously expensive for the experience.  I’d like to go […]