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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 […]

Middle East / Travel

The Stunning Mosaics of Madaba:

Greek Mosaic Preserved in the Madaba Archeological Park (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Revealing Jordan’s Treasures in Tile and Glass The day was picture perfect. The sun was a warm yellow orb against a clear blue sky. The temperature was mild with a soft breeze. But what Simon, Otto and I were about to discover in the central Jordanian town of Madaba, made this glorious meteorological event pale […]

Accommodation / North America / Travel

The Fine Art of Hospitality at Degas House:

Historical Marker Outside Degas House

“Night at the Museum” New Orleans Style If you take a stroll down Esplanade Avenue in New Orleans’s long-established Esplanade Ridge neighborhood, be sure to stop by The Edgar Degas House Museum, Courtyard, Studio and Inn. There is much more behind the 18th century façade than meets the eye. The first thing you’ll notice is […]

North America / Travel

An Afternoon at the Corning Museum of Glass

Traditional Glass Forming Equipment Used for Making Bottles (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Learning How to Make It, Break It and Blow it The sky outside the Corning Museum of Glass was gray. Inside, enormous windows and 500 transparent, translucent and opaque skylights squeezed every ounce of natural light from that dull afternoon to bring out the best in the thousands of historic and contemporary glass items on […]

Accommodation / Middle East / Travel

Let Candles Hotel Light Your Way to Petra:

Candles Hotel in Wadi Musa Close to Entrance to the Petra Historical Site (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

A Homey Refuge Amid the Ruins of Jordan’s Glorious Past Driving from Amman, with several not-to-be-missed stops along the way, Simon, Otto and I were headed for our long-anticipated visit to the magical ancient city of Petra. But by the time we arrived in the charming restored historic town of Wadi Musa, all we wanted […]