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Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

Frist Art Museum in Nashville, Tennessee

An Art Deco Masterpiece We visited the Frist Art Museum in Nashville in February of 2019. Van Gogh, Monet, Degas, and Their Times: The Mellon Collection of French Art from the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts was a featured exhibition at that time. Therefore, we knew we’d […]

Milk & Honey in Nashville, Tennessee

Milk & Honey in Nashville, Tennessee

In The Gulch Neighborhood Heading out of Nashville on Sunday morning, our last stop was for breakfast. After researching dozens of breakfast websites, there was only one place that stood out: Milk & Honey Nashville. One glance at the menu, and all other options were off […]

Our favorite spot: Le Broc’Bar

Our favorite spot: Le Broc’Bar

Lyon’s neighborhood bar for everyone Our visit to Lyon was to be a three-night layover on the way from Paris to Narbonne. We had reserved a fifth-floor walkup in the 1st arrondissement, the Presqu’île, but since we’d never been to Lyon we really didn’t know […]

Lyon’s Infamous Brasserie Georges

Lyon’s Infamous Brasserie Georges

Traditional French Bistro with a Magnificent Art Deco Backdrop One reason I love traveling to a big city is that it is such a different experience from my own life. There are the physical differences: streets packed with vehicles and people, the hum of traffic […]

The Ultimate Almond Croissant

The Ultimate Almond Croissant

And here I thought Plain was my favorite My favorite breakfast of all is a fresh and buttery croissant and a small cup of rich hot chocolate. Not surprisingly then, on every trip to France, we begin each morning with a visit to a patisserie. […]

Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

Thomas Jefferson’s Virginia

Monticello, Poplar Forest and the University of Virginia Our country is ripe with fascinating destinations for American history buffs. There are museums and historical sites for just about every event that you can imagine: from the Civil War to the Civil Rights Movement to 9/11. […]

The Best Huevos Rancheros

The Best Huevos Rancheros

Pico de Gallo, Stuyvesant, NY Saturday afternoon and we were trying to think of someplace fun to have lunch. Rumor had it that a new restaurant had opened recently in the building that was previously the Riverview Café. Unfortunately, no one we knew had eaten […]

Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY

Queensbury Hotel in Glens Falls, NY

It was the Rockwell Kent Exhibit at the Hyde Collection that brought us to Glens Falls. The planning started as a day trip, but that all changed when, in researching lunch options near the museum, we learned about the Queensbury Hotel. According to their website, […]

Carrieres de Lumieres (Les Baux de Provence, France)

Carrieres de Lumieres (Les Baux de Provence, France)

It was while planning a trip to the south of France that I remembered watching a stunning video on Facebook about an immersive art exhibit near Provence. After a little searching, I found the short video on YouTube. It was as etherial and hypnotic as I […]

Favorite Big Breakfast: Brio’s in Phoenicia

Favorite Big Breakfast: Brio’s in Phoenicia

Big Breakfast: A Perfect Omelette, Home Fries and Toast Quantity is far from my number one criteria for a good meal, but sometimes there’s nothing like a big breakfast. My favorite big breakfast of all is a spinach and feta cheese omelette with home fries […]

The Phoenicia Diner

The Phoenicia Diner

Classic Diner Fare Prepared with Fresh, Local Ingredients If you appreciate simple American diner fare made with high-quality, local ingredients, then put the Phoenicia Diner on your To Do list. It is a dream. The Phoenicia Diner is exceptional in many ways. The view. Every window, every […]

Tanpopo – Ramen and Sake Bar

Tanpopo – Ramen and Sake Bar

Tanpopo in Albany, NY Tanpopo is a tiny Asian noodle restaurant in downtown Albany, on the North Side. The wide, treeless city block is home to large charmless buildings on huge asphalt lots. It’s a typical warehouse district. Unlike its surroundings, Tanpopo itself is steeped […]

Motorcycle Rental in Nice, France

Motorcycle Rental in Nice, France

Renting Motorcycles with Motor Bike Trip Driving in downtown Nice is crazy. The roadwork, the bus lanes, the unending intersections, the traffic! But head north out of the city, beyond the poor roads and bumper to bumper traffic, and you’ll find yourself in the Alpes-Maritimes […]

Tips For Your First Visit to Boston, Massachusetts

Tips For Your First Visit to Boston, Massachusetts

You can learn things the hard way, or you can learn from others mistakes. Our most recent trip to Boston, Massachusetts had a number of “If only I’d known” moments. Parking At Faneuil Hall Parking in and around Faneuil Hall can be tricky. The simplest […]

The Corner Grille in Worcester, Massachusetts

The Corner Grille in Worcester, Massachusetts

About 1 hour outside Boston, in the sleepy city of Worcester, Massachusetts, is the most amazing little restaurant. This unassuming store front is the height of local. It’s a no frills, hole in the wall. But the pizza, oh the pizza. The Corner Grille’s own […]

The Hanna-Barbera Exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum

The Hanna-Barbera Exhibit at the Norman Rockwell Museum

HANNA-BARBERA: The Architects Of Saturday Morning My husband is rarely the one to initiate a museum visit, but when he does it’s usually to the Norman Rockwell Museum in Lenox, MA. While neither he nor I are particularly drawn to Rockwell’s own work, we support the […]

Riverview Café in Stuyvesant, NY

Riverview Café in Stuyvesant, NY

Tucked away in sleepy Stuyvesant, NY, the Riverview Café sits just 250 feet from the shoreline of the Hudson River. One step inside and you’ll forget the crazy parking and high speed railroad tracks outside. The real show is what’s happening in the restaurant. Over the years, […]

Metro-North: Grand Central to Poughkeepsie

Metro-North: Grand Central to Poughkeepsie

Traveling by train from New York City to the Hudson Valley The pictures in this slideshow were taken Sunday, January 8, 2017 between 11:00am and 1:00pm on Metro-North’s Hudson Line. Snow had fallen the previous day so the branches, buildings, and bridges were covered in a […]



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