18 posts in category Travel

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

Chicago Building Awareness

Wrigley Clock Tower on the Chicago Architectural Cruise
Look for the blue awnings and start here. Even if it's gray and drizzling (it was when I went — check that sky in the photos), it's a ... Continue Reading

CitizenM Glasgow

CitizenM Glasgow, hotel exterior
You need to stay here. Really. You must. That's all. I've nothing more to say. Continue Reading

A taste of Mackintosh

Mackintosh rose detail
It goes without saying that a trip to Glasgow will involve some kind of bump up against Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Whether it be a climb to the ... Continue Reading

Sleeping with Great Scots

Angel's Share Hotel Room
During Festival season in Edinburgh, sleeping in an Airbnb is probably your best value as hotel rates can skyrocket. That's what we did for most ... 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

Goodbye, You Old Bag

Dragged over cobbles, puddles, and asphalt. Wedged into elevator and train doors. Pulled down city streets, as I walked briskly and pretended to ... Continue Reading

Shangri La Not Nirvana

Maybe it was the heat. Maybe it was the noodles I had for lunch. Maybe it was the guy who did a crossword puzzle all through the tour. Whatever it ... Continue Reading