Category Archives: tourism

Getting beyond the Trail vs Train Controversy – Considering the Big Picture

There is a fight going on in Ulster County, NY, with the county planning to rip up the tracks and build a rail trail while their tenant, a tourist railroad, has a lease and operates seasonal theme rides that generate … Continue reading

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Etxanobe in Bilbao pops-up in Madrid

I experienced an incredible meal at Etxanobe in Bilbao a few years back (see below) The “cellophane” was a slowly dried emulsion of potato that tasted  (as the chef said) just like KFC! “Another meal in a most remarkable setting … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime in Rio!

I spend a lot of time in a commercial kitchen surrounded by hot ovens that often have the room temperature hovering around 100 degrees, definitely an attraction during this frigid winter. When it gets that hot and the sweat is … Continue reading

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It’s Summertime in Rio!

It’s Summertime in Rio! Posted on March 3, 2015 by richardfrisbie I spend a lot of time in a commercial kitchen surrounded by hot ovens that often have the room temperature hovering around 100 degrees, definitely an attraction during this frigid … Continue reading

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WILL WORK (luxury travel) FOR FOOD

It occurred to me the other day that is exactly what my job is: travel the globe to first-class destinations featuring the finest cuisine. I stay in the best rooms of four-star hotels, enjoying the spas and other amenities. Then … Continue reading

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Food Trucks in the Historic District?

There was an application to the Saugerties Historic Review Board to place a Taco & Burrito food truck in the district, with picnic tables and rainbow colored umbrellas. There are no Village laws regulating food trucks, so it fell to … Continue reading

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From The Grand Canyon To The Great Wall: Travelers´ Best, Worst And Most Ridiculous Stories From The Road

A NEW collection of travel writing that includes 4 profiles I wrote of regular Frenchmen (and women) making a difference in this world on the 90th anniversary of WW I. From the outlandish and unimaginable to the routine and universal, … Continue reading

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LYME Disease – round 2 – recovering

Enroute to a family reunion one Sunday in the Summer of 2008, I went to the ER in York, Maine, because of these compounding symptoms: Several days of increasingly severe headache and stiff neck, with a sudden aversion to bright … Continue reading

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Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter

Hope Farm Press April 2012 NY Books Newsletter 2012 April Vol XIV Issue IV New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press *************************     FROM THE EDITOR Finally – I’m buckling down to focus on … Continue reading

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Culinary Cruises Feature Sustainable Hudson Valley Agriculture

Today Empire Cruise Lines announced expansion of its culinary cruises featuring sustainable Hudson Valley agriculture. After a successful 2011, carrying more than 3500 passengers from 40 states and more than 20 countries, Empire Cruise Lines is deepening its commitment to … Continue reading

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