The Swedish meatball is so old school these days – a culinary revolution is underway in the capital city of Scandinavia, making Stockholm the next great food city. A surge of Michelin-starred chefs are carving out their own path by creating a new version of Nordic cooking.
Wine tasting on a plantation, a legendary jazz cave and a burgeoning restaurant scene on the East Coast – Nashville is becoming one of the coolest cities in America. Spend a music-filled, bourbon soaked and biscuit loving weekend and experience how deep the cool runs in the Music City.
An exploding food scene, young entrepreneurs taking back the city and the driven hustle of Detroit.
There is a city in the middle of America that is fast becoming a hipster haven full of artists, young entrepreneurs, and a rapidly rising restaurant scene – and we are not talking about the Windy City. Detroit is on the comeback trail, and travelers around the world will be taking notice.
Detroit has great bones – no city in the world looks like Detroit. Artists Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera called Detroit home in the 1930s. Architecture masterpieces like the Guardian Building and the Masonic Temple still give the city it’s character. Barry Gordy and Motown started a soulful revolution, and hometown favorite Eminem help shapes the lexicon of American Rap Music. All this cultural abundance and you can see Canada right across the Detroit River.
Summertime in the Midwest marks end of the never-ending snowmageddon winter that was 2015, the Cubs still have a shot at the World Series, and Chicagoans can finally come out of hibernation and find their favorite outdoor hot spots to dine in the great outdoors in Chicago.
Chicago feels like it is the vibrant capitol of the Midwest, and I love exploring the city and making new discoveries along the way. After all the years I have been traveling to Chi-Town, I still get the feel like Chicago is a big city with a small-town feel.
One great way to discover the neighborhoods of Chicago and the various rhythms that are the pulse of the city is to check out some of the places to have a meal, sip some cocktails and get in some serious people watching. Check some of my favorite places to dine in the alfresco in Chicago.
Take a ride through one of my favorite cities on the planet and discover myfive cool things to do in Dublin. Oh, there will be Guinness; there will surely be Guinness.
My love affair with Ireland began long before I set foot on the emerald shores – growing up in an almost “Quiet Man” fantasy world of the love a country I had only heard about from my family – I even acquired the love of the Notre Dame Irish football team, U2 and Irish Spring soap.
Stockholm is a city of tradition and change – living side by side in perfect harmony on my piano, why don’t we? Ok, the city may not be a Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder song, however Stockholm is a cool city, with so much to explore and get lost. Along with a couple of locals, I found 9 cool things to do in Stockholm; some I have been, and some will be checking out the next time I am in town.
Escape to the Terranea Resort and Spa and get lost for a few days right in the middle of the hustle and bustle of Los Angeles.
Sometimes a getaway weekend is in order and finding a place to escape in Los Angeles can be a daunting task. Whether you are traveling from another part of the globe or an Angelino looking for a weekend “staycation”, visiting the Terranea Resort is like stumbling into a whole new world.
Since opening five years ago on the former site of the Marineland water park in Ranchos Palos Verdes and reading great things about the Terranea Resort, I have been wanting to see for myself how this hotel stacked up. Still, so many in L.A. or elsewhere that I spoke with did not know this place existed. So, I finally had to check out this seemingly mystical place for myself.
After writing an article for my friends at the Ford Motor Company, I had the privilege to stay a couple nights at the Terranea Resort on Ford’s dime, however all of these opinions are my own. My wife and I got a chance to experience all of what this luxury property has to offer their guests.
The tale of two cities: The World Series invades San Francisco and Kansas City this week. San Francisco looking for their third world title in five years and Kansas City is back the fall classic for the first time in twenty-nine years.
San Francisco is one of my favorite cities in the world to travel, hang out, experience, explore and of course eat. Kansas City I have not traveled to for many years and so I locally sourced some information from a fellow writer friend, Jacqueline Friedhof, and got her take on the “Paris of the Plains”, Kansas City.
Take a spin through Kansas City and San Francisco to see what these two Americana cities have to offer, as the World Series invades their baseball borders.
Los Angeles is a massive, diverse and sprawling city that is ever evolving, even for a lifelong Angeleno as myself, and it is extra cool when you discover a new and revamped area of the city like the new Culver City.
Culver City is rapidly ushering back the spirit of “Old Hollywood Chic.” Longtime tenant and prominent filmmaker MGM (now Sony Studios) helped resurrect the town’s image as a cool stomping ground, bustling with trendy restaurants and hip hot spots.
Harry Culver’s initial concept that “all roads lead to Culver City” may finally be realized, as its location is accessible by all points around the greater Los Angeles area. As attainable as it is, Culver City has managed to tuck away some of the most unique hangouts that even the most active L.A. local may not know exist.
The streets are crowded with hot, smelly people wearing mouse ears and belly bags – your feet hurt from standing in long lines all day from likely the same rides you have been going on since you were a wee child – it’s now time for an Adult Disneyland and really make this the happiest place on earth.
Today’s Disney experience is light years away from when we were children. The new 2.0 Disney experience has cocktails, leather seats and umbrellas in your liquid escape away from the endless long lines, the mass tourists that line Main Street U.S.A., the noise and the crush that is a typical day in the house that the mouse built.