Tag Archives: traveling

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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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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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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Hope Farm Press October ’11 NY Books Newsletter

2011 October Vol XIII Issue X New York State Books Newsletter from Richard Frisbie of Hope Farm Press ************************* FROM THE EDITOR September flew by – or should I say poured by? I’ve never seen so much rain and flooding … Continue reading

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CASTELLET & WINE TASTING WITH LUNCH

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

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Beria Wine Region of Portugal

It is unusually warm here for the season; I love it. Cool at night (sweater weather) and 27-28 C days & sunny. Last evening we attended a private concert before dinner. A small chamber orchestra of young people played on … Continue reading

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Portugal Rocks

Yes, I’m still here in Portugal. The wine growing region of Beira has me intranced. The local sausages (a version of morcella, or blood sausage) and farinheira (a grain-rich sausage) are pairing well with the wines, and sit well in … Continue reading

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Reims

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

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