Down by the river

When I was traveling recently I was really impressed with the integration between city and river that I experienced in Salzburg and Prague. In both places the river was the center of the city rather than a divider and it felt very natural to make your way to the shore for walks, dining, shopping and … Continue reading Down by the river

Raindrops on roses 🎼

When I travel I try to keep my options open with regards to activities and attractions. My ultimate goal on vacation is to have unstructured time to explore my locale, not to have a schedule, so I generally book a single thing per day and fill the rest of my time with whatever happens to … Continue reading Raindrops on roses 🎼

J is for…

J is for... June and what an unexpectedly fantastic month it turned out to be. Joy and the way it comes back into your life when you let go of what’s been taking it’s place for far too long.   Jarred by how hard it is to get your feet back under yourself after learning … Continue reading J is for…

(My own)National Night Out

Tonight, August 1st is National Night Out (NNO). There are all sorts of cool things going on around our pretty little city and I hope that you'll get to enjoy some of the planned events. I scored a ticket yesterday for tonight's Alabama Shakes show at the Palace, so I'll be missing the celebration. Or, … Continue reading (My own)National Night Out

My favorite governor in New York State – Governor’s Island

When I mentioned to friends last week that I was heading down to the city for a couple of days, they suggested that I visit Governor's Island. Although I often stay downtown in the financial district, I'd never really considered taking the ferry to any island other than Staten and knew nothing about Governor's Island. … Continue reading My favorite governor in New York State – Governor’s Island

Where the streets have no names, I mean, rules

“Cycling has encountered more enemies than any other form of exercise.”        19th-century author Louis Baudry de Sagnier Now that summer has arrived, I've been riding my bicycle to the restaurant a couple of nights a week. I love so much about my less-than-two-mile commute - the fresh air, the exercise, the view, … Continue reading Where the streets have no names, I mean, rules