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The Curious Case of the Toasted Ravioli

By Hope S. Philbrick Like most people in the world, pasta is one of my all-time favorite foods. Whether it’s stuffed or sauced, boiled or baked, if it’s on the menu I’m eager to try it. So when I was told, during a recent visit...

HotelRED

By Hope S. Philbrick There are times in a frequent traveler’s life when all she really wants and needs is a great hotel. I arrived in Madison, Wisconsin at the end of a nine-hour drive preceded by a full week of travel hop-scotching across another state....

Quick Stop: Madison, Wisconsin

One brief visit has us eager to return. By Hope S. Philbrick Our first trip to Madison, Wisconsin was a two-night layover during a recent month-long road trip. That quick stop only whet our appetite to return. Here are just a few of the things we...

Vin Santo

By Hope S. Philbrick Skip lunch. Maybe breakfast, too. The serving portions at Vin Santo, which has been family owned and operated since 1998, are enormous. Make that ginormous. And the food, cooked with loving attention to detail, is so good that you won’t want to leave a...

Brookport Bridge

By Hope S. Philbrick After touring the caves “Under Kentucky,” I stopped in Paducah, Kentucky, to check out The National Quilt Museum. Getting to historic Paducah from I-65 was a relatively straight six-mile shot down a four-lane road that passed by various businesses commonly seen in...