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Belgian beer is a sip worth sipping. Photo: Diana Rowe

Belgium, Brussels: Chocolate & Beer

Brussels_BeerIf you get the opportunity to visit Belgium, RUN — don’t walk! But don’t forget to bring a pair of comfortable walking shoes. Those cobblestone streets aren’t made for fashionable shoes that pinch the toesy or worse. If you …

Austin — Driskill Hotel + more

Just hanging out at Driskill Hotel in Austin, on a pre-trip before heading back to Houston for the SATW convention. Arrived yesterday by 3-hour chartered bus from Houston (wouldn’t suggest it!!).

From Driskill’s web site: “Built in 1886 as the …

Hola Mexico

Flip-flops, sunscreen & swimsuit…yes, I’m off to Mexico. I leave Wednesday for Puerto Vallarta, my first visit to this formerly sleepy fishing village. I’ll be one one of the first to walk through the doors of a new Riu, the …