True Travel Reviews

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La Cuisina Restaurant – Westin Europa & Regina – Venice, Italy

They say that everything is more expensive in Venice because it has to be imported and, of course, the massive amounts of tourism. However, nobody ever said that you would pay 150 euro a piece for a "Menu of the Day." But, in order to provide an accurate review of...

Le Petit Train – Collioure, France

visiting Barcelona, we opted to rent cars and visit Collioure, France the day of the general strike. We weren't sure how the city was going to react to the strike and who all would be participating, so we decided to take off out of town and spend the day in France....

Castillo de Montjuic – Barcelona, Spain

Castillo de Montjuic is an 18th century castle that sits atop the Montjuic hill in Barcelona.  The original structure of the castle was built in 1640 during the War of the Segadors in resistance to Phillip IV's forces.  In 1751 and 1779 it was expanded.  The castle is...

Can Ganessa – Barcelona, Spain

Can Ganessa is a small restaurant located near the beach, but tucked away in a little plaza off of Passeig de Borbo. At first glance, it doesn't really appear to be anything special, but it has a wide assortment of tapas as well as seafood. The place is very casual...

Restaurant Homenatge – Barcelona, Spain

Restaurant Homenatge was perhaps the Barcelona restaurant I enjoyed the most. It was a short walk from the apartment to Placa Camp where the restaurant is located.     We were eating pretty early based on your typical Barcelona dinner time, but we were also worn out...

La Waffalata – Mineola, Texas

The La Waffalata in Mineola is a sandwich shop with a Broadway and baseball theme. It is the sister restaurant to the East Texas Burger Company. Both restaurants sit on Highway 80 amongst Mineola's popular antique shops. The La Waffalata offers a wide variety of...

Location Closed – H&H Brand Steakhouse – Sulphur Springs, Texas

When we first moved to the Lake Fork area, I noticed the building that the H&H Brand Steakhouse is located in was empty and then it seemed that something was about to open there. When it was finally opened, we made a point to stop there one day to see what it was all...

Kenner Seafood – Kenner, Louisiana

Kenner Seafood is both a restaurant and seafood store. We found it on our GPS as it was nearby the Sam's Club we were visiting (we always have to stop and see what new Saints fear they have) and it wasn't too far from the Days Inn where we were staying either. They...

Buddy B’s – Garyville, Louisiana

After our visit to the San Francisco Plantation, we were hungry and asked the lady in the gift shop if she had any recommendations of where to eat nearby. She suggested Buddy B's for good food, although it's nothing pretentious. If you have a right out of the...

Olde Tyme Grocery – Lafayette, LA

When we visit Louisiana, we're always on the hunt for some good Cajun food, whether that be red beans and rice or a Po Boy. If you're a fan of the Po Boy (or Poor Boy) and in the Lafayette area, you will definitely want to make a stop at the Olde Tyme Grocery. They...

State Fair of Texas – Fair Park, Dallas, Texas

The State Fair of Texas is a three and a half weeklong event that includes everything you expect from a Fair only on a grand size. The State Fair of Texas takes place in the art deco style Fair Park in Dallas. The entire park area has unique art deco style buildings...

San Francisco Plantation – Garyville, Louisiana

One of the reasons I enjoy New Orleans and the surrounding area so much is because of its history. The area is very rich in culture, as it is one of the oldest cities in the United States. One of the best ways to experience the history of the New Orleans and Baton...

Graceland – Memphis, Tennessee

I wouldn't exactly call myself an Elvis fan, but there are several songs of his that I do like. What I am though is an admirer of big houses. If there's a big house that I can tour, I want to do it. I want to learn about it and walk the grounds and learn the history....

Virginia Beach Fishing Pier – Virginia Beach, VA

We visited Virginia Beach Fishing Pier in the evening. If we had known that there were rides and other things to do there, we would have probably came much earlier, but alas we were there too late for that. We did find a couple of gift shops that had a variety of...

Kentucky Horse Park – Lexington, Kentucky

If you love horses, then the Kentucky Horse Park is a dream come true. There's something for everyone here whether you love the smallest or largest of horses. The park represents over 150 different horse breeds in one location, as well as several museum exhibits,...

Texas Museum of Automotive History – Dallas, Texas

For the past two weeks we have had family in town and with them they brought their nephew from Barcelona, Spain. He is a huge car fan and particularly fond of Camaros, so we knew that we had find a place that would have all of the classic American muscle cars in one...

Museum of Nature and Science – Dallas, Texas

Trying to find indoor entertainment options for little kids that also entertain big kids can be a challenge, but while doing a little research, we came across the Museum of Nature and Science. We had a group of 8 with four kids ranging from 2 to 16 years. The Museum...

Louisiana Boardwalk – Bossier City, Louisiana

I wish that this review of the Louisiana Boardwalk could be more thorough, but apparently there's not a lot happening on Tuesday nights on the Boardwalk. The Boardwalk also wasn't quite what we were expecting. From reading a description online, it sounded as though...

Caddo Lake – Uncertain, Texas

Caddo Lake is the only natural lake in Texas. It's unlike any other lake in the state with its huge Bald Cypress trees adorned with Spanish moss. The surface is covered with lilly pads and lotus plants and over 250 species of birds call it home. The lake is...

Splash Kingdom Waterpark – Canton, Texas

Considering that the next 10 days has a forecast of 102 degrees each day, we decided that the waterpark sounded pretty good. The closest waterpark to Lake Fork is Splash Kingdom in Canton, Texas, which is about a 45 minute drive. It’s also the only waterpark between...

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