The traveling glass cheeseburger • New Zealand

Fourteen days on the road.  I’m crew on a yacht this week in Bay of Islands Sailing Week out of the Opua Marina, just south of where I was staying in Paihia.  We raced and cruised for 3 days in some of the most otherworldly islands and lagoons these eyes have ever seen. Little cheesy…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Hawaiian style

Four days on the road.  I’m on the East side of Oahu, in Kailua.  I woke up to the smell of plumeria, the sound of waves, and a lot of swaying emotions.  I drove for an hour in my rented convertible Jeep to a beach that sounded nice (another dream I will not downplay: driving…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Murano

The Glass Art Society Conference of 2018 was held on the island of Murano near Venice, Italy.  We hopped on the foot ferry from Venice in the morning for a full day in Murano.  We had the incredible good fortune, honor and privilege to have the opportunity to see and experience the inner workings of…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Venice

On our first evening in Venice, all we want is some spaghetti with vino rosso.  Easy to find, it is a quick prayer to answer.  I pluck my glass cheeseburger from my sunshine yellow purse, and place it on the table with our wine.  This day was surreal to say the least.  I never thought…

The traveling glass cheeseburger • Murano

•Talisman• noun an object that is thought to have magic powers and to bring good luck. As I empty my backpack in to the armoir in our Venetian apartment, my glass cheeseburger glimmers a smile at me.  It’s 7 a.m. on our first day in Venice.  I kicked coffee 7 years prior, but the smell…