Destinations, Experiences, International

The Tonopah Historic Cemetery is just a few feet to the right of the office of the Clown Motel.

The Tiny Terrors of the Clown Motel of Tonopah, Nevada

  This small-town motel brings together creepy clowns and a historic cemetery There’s nothing particularly remarkable about the town of Tonopah, Nevada. About two and […]

May 15, 2016 ×

Experiences, International

Lawren Harris’s “North Shore, Lake Superior” flips a reassuring thumbs-up to Hammer Museum visitors in LA, the epicenter of Southern California’s drought-stricken landscape. Lawren Harris, North Shore, Lake Superior, 1926. Oil on canvas, 102.2 x 127.3 cm. National Gallery of Canada; purchased 1930. ©Family of Lawren S. Harris. Photo ©NGC

Los Angeles Hammer Museum Showcases Lawren Harris Landscapes

The Idea of North provides refreshing perspective in drought-ravaged SoCal In a recent New York Times piece entitled “My Dark California Dream” Men’s Journal contributing […]

November 27, 2015 ×

Destinations, Food, International

Portland is known for its craft breweries and Deschutes is one of the best. Photo by Elizabeth Chorney-Booth

12 Hours in Portland

Eat, drink, and be quirky in America’s current bohemian capital. Portland has earned itself a reputation as a hipster haven — thanks to the Portlandia […]

October 26, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences, International

Norwegian cycling routes generally follow older roads or trails considered safer and more interesting than major highways. Photo by Eric Doig

Norway by bike: A genealogical odyssey, part three

Part three: Awkward introductions and ancient history It was early afternoon the next day by the time I had cycled out of Nesbyen and the […]

June 2, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences, International

Some coastal campgrounds feature wooden cabins great for drying out after a rainy day of cycling. Photo by Eric Doig

Norway by bike: A genealogical odyssey, part two

Part two: Viking lands and marching bands Norway has a series of National Cycle Routes. I followed route No. 1 as outlined in the very […]

June 1, 2015 ×

Destinations, Experiences, International

The sparsely populated coast of South Norway features pretty little towns, majestic fjords, hills and forests. Photo by Eric Doig

Norway by bike: A genealogical odyssey

Part one: From Kristiansand to Oslo in search of an Old Country connection “Welcome to Norway!” offered a cheery crewmember as I headed for the […]

May 29, 2015 ×

Food, International

Vodka shots and Polish pickles are the specialty at Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa

The Polish vodka and pickle bar renaissance

Communist-era lounges are cool once more On an otherwise sleepy Wednesday evening, the Poznan location of Pijalnia Wódki i Piwa (literal translation: Drinking Room for […]

January 13, 2015 ×