- Layered Soup – more than brodo
- Strawberry Hill Fiddlers, Sunday, January 25th, 2015, at 3 p.m.
- American Standards/Jazz SWINGTIME DUET 10/19 from Saugerties Pro Musica
- Ferncliff Fire Tower hike is a perfect way to start the day
- Wedding Bills – does having more disposable income mean gays have to throw it away?
Tag Archives: france
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
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
On the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month in 1918, the War to end all wars was declared over. 93 years later we celebrate November 11th as Veteran’s Day, a memorial to all soldiers, living and … Continue reading
If you are a champagne and sparkling wine lover, you’ve probably heard a tarted-up story of how Dom Pérignon invented Champagne. It goes something like this: Discovering that some of the wine he made had fermented a second time in … Continue reading
I write cruise destination excursions for places I haven’t been . . . Begin your tour this morning with a scenic drive to Le Castellet, a typical Provencal hilltop village. Perched on wooded hills above the vineyards, this remarkable stronghold … Continue reading
Reims is one of those French cities that was 80% destroyed in WWI when the Germans isolated the city and artillery rained down. The Cathedral, the Basilica, and most other buildings – including residences – were left in ruins. The people … Continue reading
All right, maybe I’m jaded, but I just had a fantastic dinner – GREAT flavors, composition and taste – perhaps one of the best ever. And (I hear you comment ) still you complain. You be the judge: I order “Sot … Continue reading
A lesson in tourism from Dijon, France. First – decide what you are going to feature. In the case of Dijon, it was their historic sites in the old part of the city. Second – find a local symbol, a recognizable … Continue reading