Georgetown, Ohio –Don’t take this place for granted

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Rate our ReviewsGeorgetown, Ohio – Part of my presidential adventure has been filling gaps around knowledge of past leaders, and the filling is often quite tasty.  Without travel, I would continue harbouring an opinion of Ulysses S. Grant that he was an excellent warrior, but otherwise a corrupt drunkard.  Researching Grant’s life before making a […]

Long Island, Maine, USA – The short and long…

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Rate our ReviewsLong Island…I wanted to wind up the series on offshore Maine with a short story of a long island. As you might imagine, there is more than one “Long” island in Maine – and just about everywhere else, for that matter. This particular Long Island is off the coast from Blue Hill, Maine […]

Washington DC, USA – The Roosevelt Memorial

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Rate our ReviewsWashington DC…..The Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial is my favourite of the many monuments that dot the Washington, D.C., landscape.  Tucked away at the far end of the Tidal Basin, the longest-serving President of the United States is given a sprawling park of his own rather than a static marble statue.  The memorial is […]

Monhegan Island, Maine-USA – Island Fantasy

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Rate our ReviewsMonhegan Island…..The most recent ice age gifted us with Maine’s marvellous shoreline. Nature’s sculpting effort crafted a wildly wrinkled ocean edge (Maine’s coastline is longer than California’s) and left behind three thousand islands. Some are sizable: Mount Desert Island, home to Acadia National Park and Bar Harbor, is second largest on the east […]

Central Park New York City, NY – Let us celebrate this survivor

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Rate our ReviewsCentral Park New York City, NY – Let us celebrate this survivor….COVID-19 has closed many doors, but despite its vicious attack upon New York City there is a major attraction it could not entirely shut down.  And while I usually cringe when the term ‘iconic’ is bandied about, in the realm of urban parks there is unquestionably none more iconic than New York City’s Central Park.  Let us celebrate […]