Before my recent trip to Albuquerque, I knew absolutely nothing about the city or the area. But after I experienced rattlesnakes, scenic drives, restaurants, Pueblo culture, and an international flamenco festival, I wished I could stay longer.
Happily, my pre-trip impression of Maui's culinary offerings turned out to be totally out of date. The island now bursts with terrific eats, from farmers markets to white tablecloth temples of Hawaii Regional Cuisine.
A group of us from Oakland and San Francisco recently decided to visit Sacramento's Crocker Art Museum to see an exhibit of ceramics made by a top American potter. Only, we didn't want to speed there on Interstate 80, see the show, and then speed back. We wanted a little road adventure.