Check out cutting edge street art in the fresh air

Check out cutting edge street art in the fresh air

The city is an outdoor street art gallery If you’re missing museums and gallery visits during the COVID-19 shutdown, take to the streets! No, not as a “reopen” protester, but as a street art spectator. If you’re a city dweller, satisfy your art cravings on your daily...
Why conserving flowers and art is so important

Why conserving flowers and art is so important

Splendor of Longwood Gardens and nearby Pennsylvania Spring was fading. This year’s tulips are all but gone but the roses are gaining their glory. I journeyed to Longwood Gardens, just over the Maryland border in southern Pennsylvania. I heard about these...
Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West — laid back with loud shirts

Key West is a place to relax, enjoy nature, and party.  Even after spending several days luxuriating in the sun on Key West, the essence of the Florida destination eluded me. I had immersed myself in the tiny island’s history, wandered narrow streets lined by...

Charlottesville, Virginia: Mr. Jefferson’s Country

To many people, Monticello and Charlottesville, Virginia, are synonymous. Indeed, even more than his famous home, the presence of Thomas Jefferson the Man can be felt throughout the quiet college town, about a three-hour drive from Washington, D.C. For any history...

Charlottesville, Virginia — a Presidential pilgrimage

If houses say much about the people who live in them, three homes in the Charlottesville, Virginia area reveal much about three early American presidents. Their occupants were among eight presidents who were born in that state, and helped it earn its nickname as “The...

Vancouver, a multicultural kaleidoscope of life

I was mesmerized by the beauty and tranquility of the Ming Dynasty Chinese garden through which I was strolling. Images of intricately sculpted roofs and covered walkways were reflected in jade-green pools. Growths of willow, bamboo and other delicate plant life were...
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