Why you need to put Bordeaux, France on your travel radar Editorial & Photos Below By: Steve V. Rodriguez

I can honestly admit that I have come to a place in my life where I welcome the unknown and the surprises that await. By not expecting too much, I find that what is unveiled usually can be quite fulfilling in life. This past Summer my Editor and friend, Frank D. Pond and I were […] Click to read more »

NATURAL BEAUTY: African Photo Essay By: Frank D. Pond

Those who know me, know that my “happiest place on earth” is neither in Anaheim nor Orlando.  Rather it lies across the Atlantic Ocean from Orlando and is the continent of Africa, especially the nations of Southern Africa.  I had the recent pleasure of returning to South Africa and Namibia and these photos come out […] Click to read more »

Nutritional Sound Advice to Maximize Optimal Brain Function and Moods for Our Summer Lifestyle with Holistic Health & Nutrition Expert, Pegah Kadkhodaian

Professional holistic health and nutrition counselor and certified yoga instructor, Pegah Kadkhodaian, who is also a good friend of Progressive Pulse and who owns and operates PKNY Health,  shares with us valuable and savvy nutritional advice for our optimal Summer living, traveling and general well being. We asked Pegah to explain how nutrients affect our […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Restaurants to Dine at in San Juan, Puerto Rico By Steve V. Rodriguez & Frank D. Pond

I’m not quite sure what my co-editor and I were expecting on our first trip to San Juan, Puerto Rico. Of course we expected beautiful beaches and plenty of nightlife, however, we were pleasantly surprised to find a city full of vibrant cuisine, with some of the best and exceptional service. While that service extended […] Click to read more »

Top 3 Restaurants to Dine at in Maui, Hawaii for 2013

For all the beauty of the Hawaiian Islands, when it comes to dining, Maui is the stand out leader for chef inspired cuisine, putting it on the map as a foodie destination. With a multitude of available fresh fish like Ono, seasonal and unique produce,  plus the beauty of island cuisine, that fuses sweet with […] Click to read more »

Chef Julian Medina talks about his 3 successful restaurants in NYC, plus how Mezcal pairs well with Mexican Cuisine

Julian Medina, chef-owner of Toloache, Yerba Buena and Yerba Buena Perry, Toloache Taqueria and Coppelia, has been creating refined Latin cuisine for over fifteen years. He grew up in Mexico City and was influenced by his father and grandfather’s traditional Mexican cooking. He studied in Mexico City to become a chef, and later graduated from […] Click to read more »

Chef Kerry Heffernan gives valuable advice for Season 5 Top Chef Masters’ Contestants, plus talks about his Political Passion for Fishing Today

As the runner-up on Season 4 of Top Chef Masters, Chef Kerry Heffernan talks to us about his current political passion for restoring fisheries and saving sea life, plus he gives valuable advice for the new contestants on season 5. We were fortunate to join Chef Heffernan in Sag Harbor a fews years back to […] Click to read more »

Find Out Why We Love Mezcal and Why it’s the New Tequila By Steve V. Rodriguez

One of the most increased imports coming out of Mexico in the last few years has been the spirit Mezcal. Like Tequila, Mezcal is also made from the agave plant, however instead of blue agave, it’s traditionally made from the Maguey form and other agave varieties. Described as smokier than tequila, Mezcal is showing up […] Click to read more »

Good Morning, America, How Are You? ‘The City of New Orleans’ Top 3 Restaurants to Dine at in 2013 By Frank D. Pond

“Good morning, America, how are you?  Don’t you know me, I’m your native son.  I’m the train they call the City of New Orleans.  I’ll be gone five hundred miles when the day is done…” Name that tune…?  Answer at end of article ;) And boy will I be hungry!  Lest you worry about that, […] Click to read more »