Monticello and Charlottesville – On the Road Again


It was a crazy fun summer full of day trips and beach days and like all good things it had to come to an end.   But instead of driving straight home (to a still rain filled monsoon season) we took our time making stops at my brother's home in Lexington, Virginia and enjoyed a few day trips in his neck of the woods visiting Monticello and … [Read more...]

Travel America and See All This Big Country Has to Offer #USCCBigCountry

Travel America

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of U.S. Cellular. The opinions and text are all mine. Over the last few months I've had a lot of fun traveling around this big beautiful country!  While I've only begun to scratch the surface of our Big Country, I'm constantly amazed by the beauty and diversity of this great nation.  Do … [Read more...]

Brigantine Island and My Only Reason to Visit Atlantic City

Brigantine Island and Atlantic city

We're almost at the end of our five week road trip to the Jersey Shore and that means one last mini road trip heading north of Ocean City to Brigantine Island and Atlantic City. I'm not a gambler, and I also remember how Atlantic City use to be when I grew up in the area.   That being said I'm not too fond of what it's become, so I limited my … [Read more...]

Ventnor, Margate and Longport – The Other Beach Towns

Ventnor, Margate and Longport - the other beach towns

Nestled between Atlantic City and Ocean City, Ventnor, Margate and Longport are the other beach towns.   Each with their own personalities and miles of beautiful uncrowded beaches.  These towns have always been populated with year round residents making them more of communities with beaches rather than just vacation destinations with beaches.   … [Read more...]

Follow the Gull on Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor, New Jersey

Follow the Gull on Ocean Drive to Stone Harbor, NJ

One of my fondest memories of the Jersey Shore was driving along the coastal highway known as Ocean Drive.  I would Follow the Gull and take Scenic Route from Cape May to Ocean City taking in the sights and sounds of each town along the way.  Of course it can get a little hectic in the summertime when traffic makes the journey a little slower, but … [Read more...]

Take a Walk on the Ocean City Boardwalk

Ocean City , New Jersey Boardwalk

In all the years in I lived and worked in Ocean City, I rarely got to the boardwalk during the summer months.  The Ocean City Boardwalk and the cool breezes were there all the time, but my only time outside during the summer was spent going to the walk-in or the dumpster......sigh To be honest I was not in favor of this vacation because I … [Read more...]

On the way to Cape May

Historic home

We're two weeks into our road trip to the Jersey Shore and have been having a wonderful time enjoying the sunshine and amazing breezes that have been keeping us cool and relaxed during our stay in Ocean City and visiting other shore points. But as soon as we hit the mainland it gets hot very quickly, which is a good reason not to venture far … [Read more...]

Summer Road Trip #DareToCompare

Ask Chef Dennis

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Sam’s Club . All opinions are 100% mine. Everybody loves a Road Trip and summer time is the perfect time to head out with your family and friends for a little fun in the sun!  Can you say Summer Road Trip? I'm on the road as we speak stopping off in Savannah for some fried green tomatoes … [Read more...]

The Desoto Oceanview Inn – On the Road with Chef Dennis

Superior Small Lodging, Hollywood Beach Florida

On my list of the great joys of life that begins with Food (in my younger days it began with something else....sigh), Travel has worked its way up to number two on that list. Last week I was invited to stay at the The Desoto Oceanview Inn as part of the Blogger Road Trip that Superior Small Lodging was sponsoring to help build awareness of these … [Read more...]

Island Paradise Cottages of Madeira Beach – On the Road with Chef Dennis

Island Paradise Cottages of  Madeira Beach, Superior Small Lodging

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Superior Small Lodging of Florida. All Opinions are 100% mine. Growing up I remember watching a television show with my father about an American Korean War veteran who stayed in the Pacific after the war, as captain of the schooner "Tiki III".  This series created by James A. … [Read more...]