Category Archives: tourism

A Halloween Ghost Story From Curacao

Curacao is an island in the Caribbean off the coast of Venezuela. Blessed with temperatures in the 80s, sunny skies and beaches to rival the best in the world, this Dutch island has all that plus enough colonial heritage and … Continue reading

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Still Star-Crossed in Trujillo, Spain

Filming medieval period-pieces is easier when Spain’s cities are so well preserved. ABC’s Still Star-crossed was filmed in Trujillo, Extremadura, Spain. Continue reading

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Torta del Casar – Cheese of the Gods

Torta del Casar is a sheep’s milk cheese from the shepherds, using vegetable (thistle) rennet and traditional cheese-making processes to create a most flavorful ivory-colored runny cheese. Continue reading

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Arzak – Back of the House

I spent an unprecedented amount of time touring Arzak, the 3 Michelin Star Basque Restaurant in San Sebastian, Spain, Veuve Clicquot calls one of the World’s 50 Best Restaurants, and interviewing Elena Arzak, which they call the 2012 World’s Best Female Chef, before I wrote an 1800 word article about it. This is the part that was edited out. Continue reading

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I write Cruise Port Excursions

I’m hired to make the descriptions of those tours desirable – punch them up, so to speak – and make needed corrections. Continue reading

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Fields of Interest

The variety of subjects I pick to write about reflects my wide interests. Here are links to just the past month’s articles . . . Continue reading

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The wine of summer – Txakoli

When it comes to wine, Spain offers the best value, at least according to sommelier Kelly Coughlin, GM and Beverage Director at Smyth and The Loyalist, two new Chicago eateries, in a June interview on Eater. She said “Whether you’re … Continue reading

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Two Studio Art Tours in the Hudson Valley and Catskill Mountains

Saugerties and Shandaken, the two largest townships in Ulster County, also have the two most active artist’s communities. I know, you’d think it would be Woodstock, but these two have the most active and innovative studio tours. Shandaken’s is July … Continue reading

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SAVE THE RAILS

To the elected officials of Ulster County My name is Richard Frisbie. I’m a voting resident and business owner in Ulster County. I greatly resent the County’s attempt to remove an important historical element of our cultural heritage – the … Continue reading

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SUP (Stand Up Paddling) on Florida’s Dune Lakes

SUP (Stand Up Paddling) is the act of standing up on a surf board – not the little modern ones, but the big longboard-styles from the early days of surfing. The paddling is done using what looks like the big … Continue reading

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