11 posts in category Tourist Attraction

Place Oddity

Cabot Museum adobe house with Kachina painting
There's a saying that states the desert attracts eccentrics, visionaries and crackpots. Ok, maybe there isn't, but there should be. Because it does. ... Continue Reading

Yes, It’s Brilliant

Neon letters at Brilliant exhibit at the Neon Museum Las Vegas
I recently received an invitation to view a new feature called Brilliant at the Neon Museum in Las Vegas. The invitation was not explicit in its ... Continue Reading

A Sound Bath at the Integratron

Integratron license plate sign
Have you heard of The Integratron? Yea, me neither. But lots of folks know about it — apparently Anthony Bourdain filmed a tv bit there on "No ... Continue Reading

Wright’s Robie House Rules

Frank Lloyd Wright's Robie House in Chicago
Sure there's Taliesen, the Guggenheim and Falling Water but if you fancy yourself a Frank Lloyd Wright aficionado, you better get yourself to ... Continue Reading

11 Things I Learned at the Edinburgh Fringe

Pleasance Edinburgh Fringe Festival
This past month I saw: a sound effects show, a teenage heartthrob, a surrealist play, 4 hysterical comedians, a mediocre dramedy, a 2-hit wonder, ... Continue Reading

For Your Consideration: The Musso & Frank Grill

Musso and Frank Grill neon sign
That is bona fide, actual dialog I heard while sitting in my red leather booth at The Musso & Frank Grill in Hollywood. The maitre d' was ... Continue Reading

Get Lucky at Seven Magic Mountains

Seven Magic Mountains from a distance
I don't know what it is. But I want to get closer. Getting off at the exit marked "Seven Magic Mountains" I see seven stacks of huge limestone ... Continue Reading

The Disney Detail Difference

The "Drop In" painted wall sign at Radiator Springs in California Adventure.
Disney gets it. All the Disney theme parks get it. The details matter. It's what sets them apart from other theme parks. Every opportunity is taken ... Continue Reading

You’re Looking at the Heads

There is something intrinsically lovable about a large, oval head. From Hello Kitty to Madagascar's Mort, an oval head screams cute and cuddly. ... Continue Reading

I’m Going to Disneyland

You've got to be some kind of crank to not want to go to Disneyland. It's clean, sunny, and filled with people who do their darndest to make you ... Continue Reading