Europe / Travel

3 Must-See Cities in Southern Spain – Part 2:

Plaza de España - Site of the 1929 Ibero-American Exhibition (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Sevilla The fourth largest city in Spain and the capitol of Andalusia, Sevilla has a laid-back charm that’s hard to beat. Parade of Conquerers Although legend has it that Sevilla was founded by Hercules, the area saw a variety of occupiers, including Phoenicians and Greeks. Then, in 206 BC, the Romans sent the Carthaginians packing. […]

Europe / Travel

3 Must-See Cities in Southern Spain – Part 1:

The Roman Bridge and Tower in Cordoba

Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada Are Waiting to Embrace You If Madrid is Spain’s heart, Andalusia including the cities of Cordoba, Sevilla and Granada own a large piece of its soul. It is a region of majestic mountains, sun-drenched beaches, turbulent history, mind boggling architecture, over-the-top scrumptious food and happy, friendly people. So, what’s there not […]

Road Reads / Travel Tips

Mitch Rapp and Scot Harvath:

Oh, How We Wish Those Boys Were Real The term, “long road trip,” is relative. For some, it means anything over 50 miles. For others, it’s anything over 500 miles. For Simon and me, it’s 300 miles or more, because we can read an audio book – or a good part of one – on […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel

Enjoy a Leisurely Quebec City River Cruise:

Chateau Frontenac from the Water

Stunning Scenery and an Entertaining History Lesson on the St. Lawrence Quebec City is a perfectly balanced combination of fascinating history, magnificent landscapes, cosmopolitan atmosphere and friendly inhabitants. The city is walkable, and touring on foot or by hop-on-hop-off bus is a true pleasure. But one of the most enjoyable ways to experience the magic […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel

At the Millworks It’s All About Pennsylvania:

Smoker outside the Millworks in Harrisburg, PA

A Unique Harrisburg Restaurant Elevates Food, Beer and Art to a Whole New Level. Looking for something more than food for your next meal? Something to feed all your senses? If you happen to be in midtown Harrisburg, PA, you’re in luck. The Millworks has everything you need to satisfy your hunger pangs, as well […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel Tips

Drink Your Fruity Fill at Strawbale Winery:

Home to Unique Wines, Jumping Chickens and Cuddly Cats The city of Sioux Falls disappeared behind us as we navigated the road leading to Strawbale Winery. The South Dakota autumn sky was a brilliant blue, and the late afternoon sun warmed us through the open windows of our car. From what we had been told […]

North America / Travel

Huntsville’s U.S. Space and Rocket Center:

Dining in the Shadow of a Saturn V Rocket and More If you’re old enough to remember July 20, 1969, you surely remember where you were and what you were doing the day Neil Armstrong uttered those famous words, “A small step for man. A giant step for Mankind.” For me, it was the day […]

Europe / Travel

Lowther Castle, a Modern-Day Phoenix

This Lake District Wonderland Rises From the Ashes of Excess and Neglect. The sun was out. Perhaps not exactly a reason to get wildly excited, but after a week of continuous rain throughout our visit to England, Simon Otto and I were absolutely elated. Aside from the opportunity to spend several hours outdoors without constantly dodging […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel

Discover Union Block Italian Bistro, Hammondsport:

The Perfect End to a Finger Lakes, NY Day Approximately halfway between the Big Apple and Niagara Falls lies the area known as the Finger Lakes. Many businesses in this haven for tourists and summer residents close down during the off-season, but not Union Block Italian Bistro. This casual eatery offers locals and tourists alike […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel

Thirst-Quenching Surprises at Southbound Brewing Company:

SouthBound Brewery in Savannah

There’s Always Something New at Savannah’s First Production Microbrewery Finding out if there’s more to drink in Savannah, Georgia than sweet tea and mint juleps can be a most pleasurable experience. If you choose to undertake this mission, checking out the city’s growing microbrewery scene would be a fine way to start. Of course, you’ll […]