Category Archives: Where would you like to go?

You don’t have to be George Clooney to marry in Venice

It doesn’t hurt, though, especially since it looks pretty steep, even if you’re not going for the movie-star treatment. Funny, when I think of dreamy places to tie the knot, Venice, Italy, doesn’t spring to mind. I guess I’m way … 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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Ultimate cool place to stay: an art gallery

It’s not quite a night at the museum, but it may be the closest thing: spending the night in an art gallery. You don’t need to be a celebrity or performance artist. There are a couple venues out there (and many … Continue reading

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Who I’m sleeping with tonight

Meet Konica, proprietress of an art gallery in St. Petersburg, Florida. It’s my digs for the next couple days while I continue The Great Condo Search. One of the neatest lodging experiences I’ve ever had. Back with the scoop (as … Continue reading

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My only bad experience with lodging giant Airbnb

Ever since I was a minnow growing up at the Jersey Shore in Springsteen’s old stomping grounds, I fantasized about living on a boat. When I worked in TV news in L.A. and lived in a box of a studio … Continue reading

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12 reasons to love Seattle (besides the Seahawks)

Think Seattle and you think: Seahawks. Space Needle. Microsoft. Awful weather. Done. That’s what I thought. Then I discovered the Pacific Northwest’s “Emerald City” has loads of sparkle. Just back from visiting and entertaining the idea of buying a little … Continue reading

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