Delight in Delectable Divine Chocolate on Its Special Day

By Sharon Kurtz ~ World Chocolate Day, celebrated on July 7 each year, is nothing short of a special tribute to mankind’s most famous culinary invention. (Sorry, pizza.) We don’t need to tell you what to do to celebrate this day — but we will: Eat chocolate! Chocolate is one of the world’s

Fort Worth Is the Perfect Staycation Destination

Six Reasons to Experience this Unique City By Sharon Kurtz ~ When the year began, who would have thought we’d be facing a summer without a summer vacation? Recommendations during this pandemic tell us to limit our exposure to the virus and stay close to home. So this summer, try a “staycation.”

Happy Campers

Summer Vacation Amidst the Pandemic  By Sharon Kurtz ~ People overwhelmingly want to stay away from crowds and remain close to home. So, close-to-home road trips may be the best first choice for people planning their COVID 19-safe vacations, thanks to low fuel prices and cabin fever. Camping provides

Taking Time to Enjoy the Wildflowers

Thank you, Former First Lady, Lady Bird Johnson By Sharon Kurtz | Photos by Sharon Kurtz ~ Almost every person, from childhood, has been touched by the untamed beauty of wildflowers. Today, many people think of Lady Bird Johnson as the reason why we see wildflowers blooming along the nation’s highways

Clang Clang Clang Went the McKinney Avenue Trolley

By Sharon Kurtz ~ As I traveled the tracks on the McKinney Avenue Trolley, I couldn’t help but sing Judy Garland’s “The Trolley Song” to myself. Trolleying through Dallas’s vibrant Uptown neighborhood — while hopping on and off at leisure, all along the line —is a great way to

I was a Judge at the World Food Championships, Taking a Bite Out of Food Sport

By Sharon Kurtz  ~  The World Food Championship is the largest culinary competition on the planet, and it happened right here in Dallas this past October. This multi-day culinary competition showcased some of the world’s finest cooking masters, all of whom competed for recognition, fame, and fortune.

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