Category Archives: North America

One of My Favorite Farmers’ Markets

Savoring summer when just about everything’s in season at Central Market in Lancaster, PA, billed as the oldest farmers’ market in the U.S. One of my favorite spots. The only place where you can have a lunch of African stew, … Continue reading

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The Best Explanation for Why I Travel

It’s a very simple picture that paints a picture of why I travel. This was the view from the shower in my space at Nuits Saint-Pierre, a trés élégant hotel straight out of Paris. It’s in St. Pierre and Miquelon, a genuine … Continue reading

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70 years after Hiroshima, ‘secret’ survivor in unlikely place

Apparently there’s a survivor of the world’s first atomic attack — the bombing of Hiroshima, Japan, living in, of all places, Washington, DC. It withstood the U.S. attack that led to the end of World War II 70 years ago. … Continue reading

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NYC: Neiman-Marcus, and such a deal!

So I pack light to stay over in New York for a photography course I’m taking. It’s June and schvitzy in Pennsylvania. A little overcast, but I still figure I don’t need an umbrella. When I emerge from the train … Continue reading

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Why you should visit a part of France you’ve never heard of

Thinking about going to France this summer? Or hiking the Appalachian trail? How about both? It’s possible in a real piece of France you’ve probably never heard of. And if you live in North America, you don’t need to cross an … Continue reading

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Road trip ends up on one of my favorite sites

Happy that my visit to the symphony made it onto one of my favorite sites, The Bark. A while back, I took a four-hour ride (each way) to see the Pittsburgh Symphony because there were dogs involved. They were an important … Continue reading

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Cool place to stay: Where B&B means bed and beer

If you know anything about me, it’s that chocolate is my vice. Everything I learned about beer was gleaned while living in Australia, where they take their brew very seriously. I could never keep up. It’s a safe bet even … Continue reading

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