Restaurant Review: The Wine Kitchen; Leesburg, Virginia

One Saturday evening, the hubs & I ventured into historic downtown Leesburg, Virginia. We were in the area for a mini-staycation at the wonderful Landsdowne Resort (my review coming later this week!) & had read about a fantastic wine bar – The Wine Kitchen – that was worth the fight for one of their 35 […]

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Oh Travel: The Barbados Dining Experience

Dining in Barbados is a different experience from dining in the U.S. (or Canada or Britain or anywhere outside the Caribbean, I would guess). It is laid back. The service is, to Americans at least, extremely slow. Painfully slow. You stand at the hostess stand, waiting to be recognized & then wait for your table – […]

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Barbados: Timothy Oulton

Parts of Barbados are growing rapidly. Construction of large, Western-style homes abounds &  upscale shops seem to pop up every time we visit, especially in the central part of the island. These homes & stores sit up on hills, with views over the interior of the island out to the sea. This past trip we […]

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Barbados: George Slept Here

In 1751, when George Washington was 19 years old, he traveled to Barbados (then a British colony) with his half-brother Lawrence, who was suffering from tuberculosis. The trip had been suggested to the Washington’s by the British crown as a method for curing Lawrence’s illness. While in Barbados, George  contracted small pox, becoming immune to the disease […]

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Barbados: Animal Flower Bay

Some signs advertising tourist destinations in Barbados are extremely helpful. They’re large, brown, official looking signs put up by the government to help lost visitors find popular tourist destinations. They’re practically essential since pretty much none of the roads in Barbados have names or street signs or anything identifying one sugarcane lined road from the […]

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Christmas in Barbados

I wanted to share some photos from our Christmas celebration in Barbados. Having never been there at this magical time of year, we weren’t sure what to expect. But, in true Bajan (& Dad) style, we were not disappointed. We stay at my Dad’s condo while we’re there. When you walk in the front door, […]

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