A visit to The Breakers in Palm Beach

Back when we visited the Flagler Museum, we also visited and stayed at The Breakers in Palm Beach, an historic hotel. I honestly thought I'd published these photos long ago but no, I forgot. I did publish a short video clip I filmed on the beach with a new camera I was reviewing at the [...]

A visit to Las Vegas

Situated in the Mojave Desert, its Spanish name means "The Meadows" because of the wild grasses and desert springs originally found there. An oasis in an otherwise dry and unwelcoming place, it became known to Native Americans over 10,000 years ago. It was discovered by the modern world in 1829, when a young Mexican scout [...]

The Pullman Hotel in Bucharest

This is probably the first hotel review I've ever published on my site, but I feel strongly about this and wanted to share my thoughts with you. It's not often I have high praise for a hotel. I do for this one. My wife and I are repeat customers here and we've always had positive [...]

I’ll have a regular coffee, please

Coffee... some say when you drink it, it's like flogging a tired horse. Sometimes you need to do that -- you need to push yourself a bit further and get that day's work done. And sometimes you just want to savor a well-made cup of coffee. It's a bit like meditation. You focus on one [...]

On the beach at The Breakers

A couple of weeks ago, we spent a beautiful afternoon at The Breakers hotel and resort in Palm Beach, Florida. This is a 720p HD video I filmed on the beach, with the Olympus PEN E-P2, a camera I am currently testing for an upcoming review. It was windy, a bit chilly, the surf was [...]

The Algonquin Hotel in Manhattan

The Algonquin will soon host its 90th anniversary of the Algonquin Round Table, and they're holding a Commemorative Symposium of Wit and Wisdom on November 17th, from 7-9 pm. Tickets cost $100 each. Should be a lot of fun. We stayed at the Algonquin Hotel in 2007, during our weekend trip to Manhattan, and we [...]

The Italian road trip

We came back yesterday morning from a wonderful week-long road trip through Italy. We started out in Pisa last Wednesday, February 18th, and returned from that same city yesterday, on February 25th. Before we left, we mapped out a circular route that cut through the following regions: Toscana, Emilia Romagna, Veneto, Marche, Abruzzo, and Lazio. [...]

Washington DC panoramic

In May of 2007, I happened to be at the top of the Key Bridge Marriott Hotel in Arlington, VA. That hotel has the most amazing view of DC and Arlington from its ballroom, which sits right on top of it and has floor to ceiling windows. I also just happened to have a video [...]