Author Archives: J. Matlock

About J. Matlock

Jeanette's wanderlust started as an Air Force brat crisscrossing the US visiting almost every state. Writing has always been a part of her life. While earning a BA in Journalism from the University of Central Florida, Jeanette found photography was the perfect compliment to writing. She is always on the outlook for what she calls "Right Time, Right Place" photographs that capture a once-in-a- lifetime moment. Her adult travels have taken her to Scotland, England, France, Switzerland and all over the US and she continues to crave going to places to experience adventure, great food and lifestyles. She has written travel journals for the web site IGOUGO.com to share her experiences to guide and encourage other travelers. Her descriptive writing style makes one feel as if they are there sharing the experience. Her love of writing is based on this simple truth: "When I am writing, I know that I am doing the thing I was born to do." (Anne Sexton).

Discover the Headwaters Cafe – Not Your Usual Convention Center Food

The Headwaters Cafe in Saint Paul RiverCentre seems to be a well kept secret from out-of-town visitors. It’s located on the lobby level tucked down a side hallway as you walk the skywalk/tunnel system that connects the St. Paul Hotel, the Intercontinental, … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, St. Paul Minnesota | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Love Affair With Fall Foliage

 Love Fall Foliage? Is Autumn your favorite time of year? Sharing some photos to give a nice fall fix in case you weren’t able to make a leaf peeping trip this year or you are not blessed to live in … Continue reading

Posted in Acadia National Park, Maine, Photography | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Florida – It’s A Jungle Down Here

June was a sad month in Central Florida. To add to the sorrow of shootings at the Pulse night club in Orlando, a two year old was snatched by an alligator and drowned. Those of us who live in here  know … Continue reading

Posted in Florida, Orlando, Walt Disney World | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Memorial Day Remembrance

Since today is Memorial Day, I have been thinking about what war memorials I had visited that I could write about. I came to the somewhat sorry realization that I hadn’t been to very many. A few memories stand out. … Continue reading

Posted in Hawaii, Pearl Harbor, Uncategorized | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Lenten Dining Ideas – Fish & Chips

It is now the week before Easter and if like so many you are abstaining from meat for Lent, you may well be running out of interesting and delicious ideas of what non-meat meals to eat on Fridays. Raised Catholic, … Continue reading

Posted in Dining, Florida, Tampa | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Dunedin Highland Games 50th Anniversary

Every year for one weekend in the spring a wee bit of Scotland comes to the west coast of Florida – the annual Dunedin Highland Games.  The mournful cry of the bagpipes call to all whether ye be Scottish in blood … Continue reading

Posted in Tampa Bay Treasures | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

Cossetta’s – It’s Amore!

(Sixth in a series on winter travel) Charming historic eateries are fascinating and often feature good local cuisine. In St. Paul, it’s Cossetta’s, an authentic and charming Italian dining spot and market owned and run by the Cossetta family since it … Continue reading

Posted in Bakeries, Dessert, Florida, Specialty Food Markets, St. Paul Minnesota | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment