Donne Travels Archive: August 2008


  • RECIPES: TOMATO-ORANGE RISOTTO WITH JUMBO SHRIMP

    As Florida moves into its cooler fall season, Chef Arpke has found the perfect seasonal comfort food in his Tomato Orange Shrimp Risotto. This standout Risotto is a one-pan dish originally created for one of Chef Arpke’s sold-out annual cooking classes held every November. Published August 24 2008

  • Traveling Colombia: De Toros y Hombres: Una historia de las corralejas

    A diferencia de las corridas de toros en la ciudad de Mexico donde los toros llevan nombres como "Jalapeno", "Guajillo", y "Habanero," o son asesinados al final de la fiesta como en Espana, los toros en las corralejas de Colombia son simplemente bestias que veran otro dia en otras corralejas. Ellos son los protagonistas de las fiestas y memorias de las corralejas, 20 en total, que ofrecen un verdadero espectaculo de entretenimiento y horror; cuatro horas de peligro y furia componen estas celebraciones taurina al estilo colombiano. Published August 22 2008

  • Traveling Colombia: Of Bulls & Men: A story of the corralejas

    Compared with the bull fights in Mexico City, where they carry names like "Jalapeno," "Guajillo," or "Habanero", or whether they are killed at the end of the festival, as in Spain, the bulls in the Colombian corralejas are simply beasts that will live to see another day and another corraleja. They are the protagonists of this event and the memories it produces: 20 bulls in all, offering a true spectacle of entertainment and horror, four hours of danger and fury that characterize the bull fights, Colombian style. Published August 22 2008

  • Family on Bikes: Getting the Gold -- Daryl and Davy set a record!

    Davy and Daryl Vogel's focus has been the goal is to reach Tierra del Fuego setting the record for the youngest cyclists to complete the 20,000 mile Pan American Highway. That focus all most had them missing the remarkable achievement they have reached this last week -- being the youngest cyclists to complete the Dalton and Alaska Highways. A journey of over 1,800 miles of sometimes rough, always wild terrain. The Northern Highways have let their mark on Daryl and Davy as much as they have left their mark on the highways and the people they have met. Published August 16 2008

  • Family on Bikes: Getting the Gold -- Daryl and Davy set a record!

    Davy and Daryl Vogel's focus has been the goal is to reach Tierra del Fuego setting the record for the youngest cyclists to complete the 200,000 mile Pan American Highway. That focus all most had them missing the remarkable achievement they have reached this last week -- being the youngest cyclists to complete the Dalton and Alaska Highways. A journey of over 1,800 miles of sometimes rough, always wild terrain. The Northern Highways have let their mark on Daryl and Davy as much as they have left their mark on the highways and the people they have met. Published August 16 2008

  • Family on Bikes: The Logistics of Riding - Part 9

    On our bikes, we have steel racks in the front and rear on which we attach panniers. Panniers are saddlebags for bikes that have hooks on top and clips on the bottom that attach to the racks. We have a variety of styles and sizes – a very mismatched set, if you ask me. In our panniers we carry mostly small items, which are all wrapped in plastic bags so they don’t get wet in case of rain. Published August 14 2008

  • Family on Bikes: The Vogel family reaches Fort Nelson, British Columbia.

    Anne Jones, a reporter for The Fort Nelson News met the Vogel family as they came into Fort Nelson, British Columbia, Canada Published August 14 2008

  • Family on Bikes: The Alaska Highway - Serengeti of the North Part 8

    Having just completed their first record breaking journey from Prudhoe Bay, Alaska to Dawson Creek, B.C., Canada, more than 1,800 miles total, Nancy Sathre-Vogel looks back at what The Alaska Highway really is -- The Serengeti plain of the north woods! Published August 14 2008

  • Traveling Colombia: The Hat Vendors

    By Francisco Collazo In preparation for the festival of the bulls, also known as “la corraleja,“ an endless number of vendors set up their stands, like members of a circus traveling from one town to another, in search of an opportunity to sell their wares. The festival and its attendant preparation are in the air even though the event has not officially begun. Cumbia music is pumping loud, competing with the sounds of the “pelaos” (a slang term for kids), motorcycle taxis, squeals of pigs strapped to the backs of bicycles, the slap of dominoes on a table, loudspeakers announcing or offering products, and sounds of carts being pulled by different animals or by human strength. Published August 13 2008

  • Traveling Columbia: Vendedores de Sombreros

    By Francisco Collazo En preparacion para las Fiestas de Toros o “Corralejas,” se reunen un sin fin de vendedores ambulantes, que como el circo viajan de pueb lo en pueb lo en busca de una oportunidad para vender sus product os. La fiesta y preparacion aunque no oficial todavia empiezan temprano o por lo menos asi parece: la Cumbia domina el ambiente compitiendo con el ruidos de los "pel aos" (que es como se le llaman a los ninos), las motos-taxis, los crujidos de los cerdos llevados en "bici" (como se le llama a la bicicleta), los juegos de domino, y alto-parlantes que anuncian o ofrecen una variedad infinita de product os y sonidos de carretas movidas por diferentes animales o por fuerza humana. Published August 13 2008

  • FAMILY ON BIKES: The Yukon Wilderness - Part 7

    This is the "cussedest land I’ve seen." After pedaling 1200 miles through Alaska and the Yukon, I can honestly say I finally understand the allure of the far north. I “get” why people are so captivated with this area. Mountains extending to the heavens and valleys so deep they seem to descend to the depths of the earth… Crystal clear, bright blue skies one minute and pouring rain the next… Moose, bears and beavers… It’s a life so foreign to the one I know and yet so appealing I can imagine the day I drop everything to move here... Nancy Sathre Vogel Published August 8 2008

  • Finding the Best Travel Deals at Travel-Ticker.com

    Hot Wire.com has released their newest offering to the traveler, Travel-Ticker. Join in on Thursday, August 7 at 1:00pm as Barbara Messing, Vice President of Travel-Ticker takes to the Washington Times Chat room to answer your questions on low cost luxury air travel. Published August 5 2008

  • York, Pennsylvania – Food, fun, fairs and festivals; Part Two of Two

    Part Two of Two -- By Jacquie Kubin. York County is not all about that which we snack on. There is also that which we drink and where we dine. Meaning the Common Wealth Room at the Yorktowne Hotel and the great wines found on the “UnCork York Wine Trail.” Add in the annual hometown York County Fair for a weekend of fun in the rolling verdant hills of Pennsylvania Duct Country. Published August 5 2008

  • York, Pennsylvania – Food, fun, fairs and festivals: Part One of Two

    Today York is recognized as one the nation’s most historic places but for those that live there, it is so much more. For modern destination travelers, it just keeps getting better. York is the home of great vineyards, fabulous foods, rolling countryside, balloon festivals, county fairs and more. One of the areas most unique draws is the “factory tour,” an unassuming way of saying that York is a place where things get made, sometimes in very much the same way they have been made for decades. Published August 5 2008

  • York, Pennsylvania – Food, fun, fairs and festivals: Part One of Two

    York, Pennsylvania… There are many great colonial, revolutionary and civil war history sites along the Great Mid-Atlantic seaboard. However York, Pennsylvania has the added attraction of free hairnets! York has long been the a center of commerce and today it is know as The Snack Capital of The World. Come along on a York Factory Tour. Published August 5 2008

  • York, Pennsylvania – Food, fun, fairs and festivals: Part One of Two

    York, Pennsylvania… There are many great colonial, revolutionary and civil war history sites along the Great Mid-Atlantic seaboard. However York, Pennsylvania has the added attraction of free hairnets! York has long been the a center of commerce and today it is know as The Snack Capital of The World. Come along on a York Factory Tour. Published August 5 2008

  • Recipe - Panko Crusted Crabcakes

    Low fat and low calories – can it get better than this? Crabcakes are an Eastern Seaboard/Mid-Atlantic States staple and Chef Pawlowski adds a satisfying crunch and texture to his with the Japanese Bread Crumbs called Panko and that are easily available at most supermarkets. Published August 4 2008

  • Recipe - Tomato Bisque

    Wholesome, hearty and heartwarming. The Yorktowne Hotel Tomato Bisque is a staple that Chef Pawlowski would never consider removing from his menu! Published August 4 2008

  • Recipe - Mushroom Crusted Tenderloin of Pork

    “This pork dish is one that came about by a brainstorming session when we went to the Iron Chef competition,” said Chef Pawlowski. “We wanted to pick up on the Pennsylvania regional cuisines – what is Pennsylvania food? What we decided is that pork is a good hearty dish and the next step was that mushrooms are very regional. This dish’s heart is a blend of shallots with Portobello, Shi--take Mushrooms, Chopped (reader word filter would not allow this word!) and porcini mushrooms. The pork is coated with a dusting of black trumpet mushrooms and it is just one of those dishes a chef gets lucky with.” Published August 4 2008

  • Recipe - Triology of Crème Brulee

    By Chef Mark Pawlowski, Executive Chef, The Commonwealth Room, The Yorktowne Hotel Crème Brulee is a staple of fine restaurants but really it is hard to find a really good, creamy Crème Brulee with flavor. In this trio, you get three great flavrs, Coco Lopez, Blackberry Puree and Grand Marnier. Published August 4 2008

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