A Tasting Tour of Astoria, Queens

Photo via flickr/Ed McGowan New York is a city of immigrants, a place where diverse cultures co-exist, thrive, expand and blend. We are a mish-mash of transplants. And that mish-mash tastes real good. Last month, I had the delicious joy of joining Cristina Lombardi, the insanely knowledgeable owner of Follow Me New York City Adventures … Continue reading A Tasting Tour of Astoria, Queens

Samana, Dominican Republic

As your plane descends toward the Samana airport, you’ll see postcard-perfect views of a natural paradise: rolling hills of lush, green forests pressed against countless kilometres of pristine beaches. The Samana Peninsula, which juts from the northern coast of the Dominican Republic, is about a four-hour direct flight from Toronto or Montreal, but a worlds-away … Continue reading Samana, Dominican Republic

Cleveland: A Cultural Center in the American Heartland

This summer, the cultured traveler is looking beyond the coasts and discovering a contemporary art center in America’s heartland. With the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, the city of Cleveland has commissioned more than 100 local, national and international artists to join the city’s evolving transformation into a prominent cultural center. And … Continue reading Cleveland: A Cultural Center in the American Heartland

Cleveland Triennial – “The American Library”

Photo courtesy of FRONT International This summer, the contemporary art world is converging in Cleveland.  Through September 30, the city hosts the inaugural FRONT International: Cleveland Triennial for Contemporary Art, engaging the region with over 100 programs by international, national and local artists. From traditional museums to repurposed spaces, the Cleveland Triennial is enabling art lovers to explore the … Continue reading Cleveland Triennial – “The American Library”

Brewnuts: Donuts & Beer

What is better than a donut shop? ...A donut shop with beer! Located in the Gordon Square neighborhood of Cleveland, Brewnuts combines two delicious tastes, not typically enjoyed together. Clevelanders Shelley and John Pippin, not only incorporate craft-beer as an ingredient in their doughy deliciousness, but also serve sixteen local brews on tap (and even more … Continue reading Brewnuts: Donuts & Beer

A Queens’ Museum in Great Britain

There is more than one Queen in England. And soon their histories will find national representation. Queer Britain is working to establish the UK’s first national LGBTQ+ museum.  With an anticipated opening in 2021, the brick- and-mortar museum will host permanent and temporary exhibits, with an innovative digital presence.  It will feature objects and records … Continue reading A Queens’ Museum in Great Britain

U.S. Tourism Welcomes a Tentative World

You are welcome here—no really, you are, we promise—has been the predominant U.S. travel campaign theme of 2017. The travel industry has been working overtime to offset a negative international perception of the United States since the presidential election. Cities such as Los Angeles, New York and San Francisco (to name a few) have invested … Continue reading U.S. Tourism Welcomes a Tentative World