Tag Archives: St. Petersburg

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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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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Let’s Paws: Doggone great encounters

What’s travel without meeting new faces — preferably of the canine kind? Some dogs I’ve had the recent pleasure of meeting: Starbucks drive-thru, Raleigh, NC. Downtown Seattle. Pike Place Market, Seattle. Ditto. Ballard neighborhood, Seattle. Alki Beach Park, Seattle. Gas … Continue reading

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Behind the Iron Curtain, Vol. 1: Soviet Union

Reading about the unrest in Russia and realizing it’s only marginally better than it was   when I was there 20 years ago. When it was still the heart of the Soviet Union, the USSR; a quilt of republics governed by … Continue reading

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