Cinque Terre’s biggest draw for visitors is the hiking trail linking the five towns. Until the railroad came to town some hundred years ago, this winding footpath was the only terrestrial connection the towns had to each other and to the outside world. Spend an afternoon hiking the trails and you will see that visiting the next town over is more difficult that it sounds.… Continue Reading →
One of the hallmarks of a great civilization is the ability to undertake massive waterworks projects so that its citizens don’t die a tragic, horrible and swift death from cholera or typhus. The Romans had their massive aqueducts, the Americans their Chicago River Project and the Parisians their sewers.… Continue Reading →
Walking down the rue Saint-Louis en Île, it’s hard to tell what the Librairie Ulysse holds at first glance. The windows are a little dim, and tourists and school children are milling about, eating ice cream from Berthillon; it doesn’t even really look open…as a matter of fact, the odds are that it isn’t open.… Continue Reading →
The Red Rooster Cafe serves up Cornish classics in beautiful Mineral Point, WI.
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Let’s face it, traveling can be tough. Airport delays can leave you stranded at O’Hare for a harrowing amount of time. Driving through North Dakota can leave you feeling like a zombie. That’s why taking a few minutes to freshen up and make yourself feel human can make the slog parts of traveling more bearable.… Continue Reading →
The Mississippi River is one of the most breathtaking sights in America, and we’d venture to say that it’s prettiest point is right here in Wisconsin, near a little town called Trempealeau. Wouldn’t you agree?
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Just look for the place with the line of people out the door and the half-dozen garbage cans on the curb.
Located just around the corner from its higher-end sibling Cochon, Cochon Butcher counters the traditional New Orleans muffaletta-and-po’boy crowd with its own delicious takes on traditional sandwiches.… Continue Reading →
“A man who views the world the same at 50 as he did at 20 has wasted 30 years of his life.” –Muhammad Ali
Muhammad Ali’s life was about transformation.
Transformation from a scrawny kid in a Louisville boxing gym to an Olympic gold medal winner (and eventually the heavyweight champion of the world).… Continue Reading →
Paris is a city filled with landmarks, but far too rare is the opportunity to dine at one (or at least one that won’t break the bank–Cafe de Flore, we’re looking at you). Luckily, Resaurant Chartier, which opened its doors in 1896 is serving hearty classic French food at a reasonable price to locals and visitors alike in its Belle Epoque building.… Continue Reading →
You probably know that the most tallest and most visible structure in Paris is the Eiffel Tower, but the second? That would be the Sacré-Cœur Basilica on top of Montmartre.
There it is…see it? Shimmering in the distance, like a wedding-cake mirage on the northern edge of the city.… Continue Reading →