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Creative Corners – Things to do in Memphis
April 20, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Memphis
Memphis is known as the “Birthplace of Rock’n’roll” and “Home of the Blues,” so there must be some serious creative energy in this city, right? Some duende? Definitely. This leaves a lot of things to do in Memphis, from exploring the musical heritage to the significant events of the Civil Rights movement that took place […]
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Art on the Street – Memphis, Tennessee
April 13, 2017
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Art on the Street – Memphis, Tennessee
Soulful is the word I would use to describe the street art scene in Memphis, Tennessee. Most of the pieces I witnessed during my 48hrs in the home of the Blues, were murals by local artists, all with a very special message about their home town. While all of the pieces I feature today, are legal/commissioned […]
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Pittsburgh
April 6, 2017
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Pittsburgh
I shared in my 2016 Year in Review, that one of my current life goals is to travel once per month, if only for a weekend or day trip. After returning from Australia in January, my February excursion was scheduled as a road trip to Pittsburgh. The weekend getaway got nudged into early March due […]
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New York City Packing Guide for Autumn
March 2, 2017
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New York City Packing Guide for Autumn
Having now experienced the Big Apple’s rollercoaster of climatic conditions in spring and autumn, I have put together a tried and true guide to carry-on only packing for NYC during these transitional seasons. On our April excursion I was unprepared for the amount of rain we would encounter. After seeing reports of sunny, 25 degree […]
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Art on the Street – NYC II
February 23, 2017
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Art on the Street – NYC II
New York street art is a high turnover business. New walls appear and disappear as fast as developers can tear down old buildings and replace them with shiny new ones. Not to mention the threat of other artists painting over your work, and legal walls being rotated through murals to keep the urban landscape fresh. […]
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Foreign Cuisine Finder: New York City
February 16, 2017
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Foreign Cuisine Finder: New York City
You would be hard pressed finding a cuisine that isn’t available in New York City. One of the most diverse and interesting aspects of the melting pot city is the array of international influences. In the Foreign Cuisine Finder series I share all the delicious discoveries I make on my global adventures, and while in NYC I […]
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What to See in New York City (The Second Time)
February 9, 2017
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What to See in New York City (The Second Time)
On your first trip to New York City you went to the top of the Empire State, wandered Wall Street, cycled Central Park, saw a Broadway show, marveled at The Met and probably got up-close and personal with the Statue of Liberty. Now you‘re fortunate enough to be returning to NYC, so what will you […]
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
December 15, 2016
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A Year of Travel in Review – 2016
2016 has been an exciting year of travel, exploring in and around our new base in the Midwest U.S.A plus international sojourns to Canada, Cuba, Mexico and home to Australia. To celebrate a year in travel, here I share a pictorial of our 2016 adventures, including many never-before-published photos.
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The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County
November 24, 2016
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The Covered Bridges of Ashtabula County
I have a confession to make – I’ve never seen the film “Bridges of Madison County.” I was made to read the book in year 12 English class, and I could not fathom what was so romantic about an extra-marital affair. In fact, I don’t think I even finished reading the book – sorry Mrs […]
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Art on the Street – Detroit
September 29, 2016
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Art on the Street – Detroit
Detroit isn’t the kind of place you want to go wandering off the beaten path in search of hidden murals on abandoned walls. However, with due caution and a little inside knowledge, there is some incredible street art within safe reach. I noted some particularly outstanding examples of wild style while in Motor City. Try […]
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Detroit
September 22, 2016
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Creative Corners – Things to do in Detroit
“Why?” was the first question many people asked when I told them I was going to Detroit for a long weekend. It’s undeniable that the crime statistics and news reports are off-putting. However, if you know anything about Detroit’s glory days, you’ll suspect that there is still some duende in this city, and you’d be […]
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10 Things I Learnt The Hard Way Exploring NYC
September 8, 2016
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10 Things I Learnt The Hard Way Exploring NYC
Even with Google at your fingertips, a Lonely Planet in your back pocket, and oodles of research there are still mistakes or at least lessons to be learnt in travel – that is part of its charm. Though nothing disasterous happened on my first NYC adventure, there were a few tid bits that would have saved […]