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Take to the Sky at the National Soaring Museum:

Front entrance of the National Soaring Museum (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Discover Sailplanes Past and Present at this Elmira, New York, Treasure Among other things, Elmira, New York is a “soar spot” for me. No, that’s not a typo. This charming town in the heart of New York’s Finger Lakes is known as the soaring capital of the world. One reason is the National Soaring Museum, […]

Accommodation / North America / Travel / Travel Tips

Make Colonial House Inn Your NYC Happy Place:

Stairway to the Upper Floors of the Colonial House Inn (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

A Charming Oasis in the Heart of  the Big Apple New York City is an unforgettable place to visit, but it can easily become an assault on the senses. Towering skyscrapers can make you feel closed in. Competing smells of deli food, Asian fair, and a host of other foodie fantasies compete with not-so-pleasant smells. […]

North America / Travel

CityPASS Savings On Sightseeing:

Taking in Top Attractions Doesn’t Have to Break the Bank When visiting a city with more than one must-see attraction, the costs can add up fast. And if you’r traveling as a family, the admission fees can be prohibitive. In a number of major metropolises, CityPASS can help keep costs down while making those must-sees […]

North America

Celebrating Liver Mush in Shelby, North Carolina:

Fried Liver Mush (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

How Could Something that Sounds as Nasty as Liver Mush Taste So Good? The intoxicating aroma of frying food, a tuxedo-clad dog walking placidly by its human’s side, music and laughter everywhere, and lines of hungry festival goers waiting for their taste of gastronomic nirvana piedmont style. This was the warm welcome that embraced our […]

North America / Travel

Unforgettable Rochester, New York:

Panoramic View of High Falls on the Genesee River in Rochester, New York (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Indulge All Your Senses While Exploring this Dynamic City On a sunny four-day weekend my husband, my guide dog, and I visited Rochester, New York for the first time. We immersed ourselves in the art, architecture, history, entertainment, food, and libations of this upstate New York city. And by the time we left, we had […]

Food & Beverage / North America / Travel

The Greenville Breakfast Tour Will Kick-Start Your Day:

Fare from the Breakfast Buffet at Spoonbread in Greenville, SC (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

A Deliciously Wicked Wake-Up Call for Your Taste Buds Food tours in major cities have become easy to find over the last decade, but the most important meal of the day has been sadly ignored. That is until now. John Nolan, owner and sole guide of Greenville History Tours has taken the lowly morning repast […]

Europe / North America / Travel

Goodbye 2018, and Good Riddance:

Sunset in Civitavecchia, Italy (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Okay, Good Riddance to Some of It. Have you ever said, “I can’t wait for this year to end,” somewhere around September? If your answer was yes, you probably made that statement as a result of a year that seemed to have brought more sorrow than joy. This was 2018 for my family and me. […]

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The Hyatt Regency Rochester:

Otto von Guidemeister Lounging Poolside at the Hyatt Regency Rochester (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Where 5 Star Luxury, Stellar Service, and down Home Friendliness Meet. Entering the lobby of the Hyatt Regency Rochester felt as if we had walked into a place where every detail had been carefully thought through and executed. Cool marble covered the floors and warm wood-lined the walls, giving the expansive lobby an air of […]

North America / Travel

An Eyeful From the Observation Deck at Central Place, Arlington:

A View of the Washington Monument, the Capitol and the Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts from the Observation Deck at Central Place, Arlington (©simon@myeclecticimages.com)

Far More than a Tower with a View. Washington, DC lay spread out before us: a history junkie’s buffet of iconic buildings and monuments. Through the floor-to-ceiling windows of Arlington’s brand new Observation Deck at Central Place, we took in a 360 degree panoramic view of our Nation’s Capitol, lush green spaces, the Potomac, Georgetown, […]

Accommodation / North America

Be Prepared for Royal Treatment at The King’s Daughters Inn:

Luxury, Tranquility and Sustainability in the Heart of Durham, North Carolina. Durham is well known for basketball, Duke University and Duke Medical Center. It is also a city that not only promises a surprise around every corner, it delivers. So when you want an ideal location for a family vacation or romantic getaway, the King’s […]