Four Days in York, UK

York, UK I just can't resist a seat sale. Early in 2016, Iceland Air had a seat sale to London.  I waffled over this for some time, and left it up on my screen.  $650 was a good price for a flight from YYZ - LGW, including a stopover in KEF on my return.  Finally,... Continue Reading →

Travel Review 2016

2016 was not a great year for travel.  Due to circumstances out of my control, I was unable to spend my usual winter at my condo in Florida.  I was in Canada from October until April 1st, when I went to Florida for one week. Eartha Kitty stayed home for this trip.  I took I75... Continue Reading →

Detroit Institute of Art

Five years ago I spent a weekend in Detroit.  My friends waved me off, hoping that I'd return with more than a toe tag.  I returned to Detroit in 2015 to be surprised how good the city is now looking.  My first stop was the Detroit Institute of Arts, followed by a stroll down Woodward... Continue Reading →

Walter P Chrysler Museum

In September, 2010, I spent a weekend in Detroit.  My friends wished me away, hoping I'd come back without a toe tag.  I actually had a very good trip, although the conditions in Detroit proper were quite alarming. I spent an afternoon at the Walter P Chrysler Museum in Auburn Hills.  Truly, a splendid museum... Continue Reading →

Pompeii at the ROM

There's a story you can read here, about my first, and only, trip to Italy.  I could have gone to Pompeii as a day trip from Rome, but since I was travelling south to Sorrento, it was much closer to go from there. I remember passing by Pompeii on the train, and on my arrival... Continue Reading →

Aga Khan Museum

The Aga Khan Museum is situated on Wynford Drive at the Don Valley Parkway in Toronto.  Land was purchased from the Shell Corporation, and the modernist Bata Shoe Headquarters were demolished.  The site is composed of the Museum, the Aga Khan Park and the Ismaili Centre.  The museum opened in September, 2014. The museum's contents... Continue Reading →

Malus – Beauregard House

The Malus-Beauregard House is located at Jean Lafitte National Historical Park in New Orleans, Louisiana. The house was originally built by Madeline Pannetier Malus, in 1833 or 1834 in a French Colonial Style, facing the Mississippi River.  She died in 1835, and the house was purchased by Caroline Fabrice Cantrello, and remodeled to the Greek... Continue Reading →

White Hall, Kentucky

Twice yearly I make the trek from Toronto, Canada to Sarasota, Florida, where I spend the winter.  It's a trip that can be done fast or slow, as the mood strikes.  I have made the trip in slightly more than eighteen hours, but I now prefer to take three days.  There's lots to see along... Continue Reading →

Rochester, NY September 2014

  IHG Hotels had one of their point breaks specials, and I didn't want to travel too far.  Rochester is about three hours away and looked like a good fit for two days. I crossed the border at Queenston without incident, and proceeded north to HWY 18, taking the scenic parkway that follows the south... Continue Reading →

Warren, Ohio 2013

Once I left Cleveland, OH I had a specific destination in mind.  I love museums, and have a fondness for automobile museums.  I've been to both the Chrysler and Ford museums near Detroit.  While researching, I found the National Packard Museum. Having left Cleveland in disgust over the traffic situation (many, many roads closed for... Continue Reading →

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