The technically named, Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas

The Midpoint Cafe stands one what is supposed to be exactly on the midpoint of route 66,  so that it is located 1139 miles from the route’s original endpoints in LA and Chicago (initially I was wondering WHICH endpoints on which date… since we already know that on the LA end it’s been moved a … Continue reading The technically named, Midpoint Cafe in Adrian, Texas

Graffitied Monument: near Camp Disappointment, Browning MT

Situated along the return route of the  Lewis and Clark National Historic Trail, this site is very near another, more historically significant, site that marks the northernmost point on their trip on the same Marias river known as Camp Disappointment (reason explained at this other blog I wrote)…. an event that happened there explains why this monument is so … Continue reading Graffitied Monument: near Camp Disappointment, Browning MT

Point Park National Park: Lookout Mountain (GA & TN)

Worth it just for the amazing view of the Chattanooga basin below; and if you’re a historical buff, as I am, I would suggest that you first watch the ‘Battles of Chattanooga‘ show (about 30 minutes long) in the building across the street so that when you do look over the basin you can easily reimagine the battle … Continue reading Point Park National Park: Lookout Mountain (GA & TN)

I fell down and went boom yet again…

Back on September 22, a day before I was supposed to leave to go to Reykjavík in Iceland I fell down and went boom on the streets of London, yet again! At the time I was staying in the Kensington neighborhood directly adjacent to Harrods (a world famous department store, now owned by the family … Continue reading I fell down and went boom yet again…

Hello from Disney World!! Yet, AGAIN…

For anyone who reads me regularly (I have no idea if that animal exists) I’m still taking a vacation from my vacation. BUT, as I don’t actually own a home I have to be somewhere, and since it’s winter, I’m once again in Florida doing the snow bird/Disney World thing. I have rented a master … Continue reading Hello from Disney World!! Yet, AGAIN…

Travels of the mind… or what I’ve been doing the last 3 months (30+ book reviews)

So… this has been a very busy year travel wise. I was out of the country for pretty much nine full months: four months in Australia, a few weeks in New Zealand, a few months in Israel, two weeks in the French Alps in a town outside of Geneva (which I think I haven’t posted … Continue reading Travels of the mind… or what I’ve been doing the last 3 months (30+ book reviews)

Theater Review: Education, Education, Education… a boring musical that’s probably only entertaining if you get the insider’s jokes

I love London. My dad grew up there and my family spent so much time there during summer vacations — not to mention my semester at London’s Royal College of Art — that I feel it’s my second home. So, growing up we did most of the MAIN tourist things… so when I go there … Continue reading Theater Review: Education, Education, Education… a boring musical that’s probably only entertaining if you get the insider’s jokes

One of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavík is a Hotdog stand called Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur: Reykjavík Iceland

  On any day in the historic part of Reykjavik (adjacent to the countries only flea market), you’ll find a LONG line of people braving the elements for a taste of one of the country’s favorite street foods. Bæjarins beztu pylsur (which in English translates to the best hot dog in town), first opened in … Continue reading One of the most popular restaurants in Reykjavík is a Hotdog stand called Bæjarins Beztu Pylsur: Reykjavík Iceland