Up the Lazy River: JW Marriott Texas Hill Country

By |2020-01-27T18:03:13-04:00October 23rd, 2018|Blog|

I haven't spent much time in Texas (like, zero). So, it was exciting when an opportunity arose to visit San Antonio, of which I've heard all sorts of wonderful things. My typical M.O. is to sniff out a historic inn or smaller, locally owned boutique hotels, but the J.W. Marriott Texas Hill Country caught my [...]

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Sanctuary Under the Sea

By |2018-06-12T14:20:05-04:00August 27th, 2016|Blog|

The Atlantic Ocean along outer Cape Cod is considered one of the world's top ten places for whale watching. Our favorite tour company, Dolphin Fleet out of Provincetown, has been in business since 1976 and is committed to responsible whale watching and protecting the marine environment. Every trip includes a naturalist commenting on what we are seeing while actively collecting scientific data. [...]

Did you know? … Pittsburgh is nicknamed the City of Bridges

By |2018-06-12T14:20:06-04:00August 5th, 2016|Blog|

Did you know... Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania is nicknamed the "City of Bridges" for its 446 bridges within the city limits. It is officially the city with the most bridges in the world- outranking Venice by only three. The downtown "Golden Triangle" area alone has 29 bridges crossing over three rivers. The three bright yellow sister bridges spanning the Allegheny River [...]

America’s Grand Dames: History & Hollywood at Pittsburgh’s William Penn Hotel

By |2016-07-17T15:29:32-04:00July 27th, 2016|Articles|

After hopping aboard a Visit Pittsburgh media tour several years ago, I learned of the William Penn Hotel's Hollywood connection–and have been fascinated with it ever since. The luxurious 1916 hotel has been the Grand Dame of Pittsburgh for 100 years. Having just celebrated its centennial, I decided to write a few articles over the next few months [...]

Racing Through Time: The Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix

By |2016-07-16T16:08:21-04:00July 15th, 2016|Blog|

Did you know... the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, started in 1982, is the largest and longest continually-running vintage sports car race in the United States? Ten days of events ranging from parades, galas, country cruising tours, and specialized car shows culminate into a competitive road race on the challenging, serpentine roads through Schenley Park. Sunday spectators are treated to 150 [...]

Look, but Don’t Touch! Cape Cod Oyster Beds

By |2018-06-12T14:20:06-04:00July 13th, 2016|Blog|

One of my favorite things to do while on Cape Cod is to walk Paines Creek Beach during low tide, which happened to be around 5:45 p.m. on this particular day. The beaches along Cape Cod Bay are so dramatically different at high and low tide. High tide rises four to four and half feet at [...]

A Taste of Travel: Smallman Galley- A Restaurant Incubator | Pittsburgh

By |2018-06-12T14:20:06-04:00July 10th, 2016|Blog|

A Taste of Travel looks at the ways food connects us with a culture and each other. Sharing the recipes and restaurants we have encountered along the way...  Smallman Galley: Pittsburgh's Restaurant Incubator An unexpectedly delicious way to begin our Visit Pittsburgh food tour of the city was with a delicious lunch at Smallman Galley in the Strip District.  I [...]

It’s Factoid Friday! Did you know? …

By |2018-06-12T14:20:06-04:00July 8th, 2016|Blog|

Did you know... Plymouth was not the first place the pilgrims landed? Their very first stop on November 11, 1620, was in Provincetown on Cape Cod–five weeks before settling Plimouth Plantation on December 16. The English colonists spent several weeks exploring the outer Cape Cod bay from Provincetown to Eastham looking for a suitable place to set up a [...]

Nantucket Book Festival

By |2016-04-20T12:38:41-04:00June 18th, 2016|, , , |

Nantucket Book Festival Join Discover Cape Cod, author Shawnie Kelley and Sherri Pickett at the Nantucket Book Festival  which runs June 17-19, 2016. They will be located in the author's tent on Saturday, June 18 from 12:30- 3:30. The book festival is mostly free to the public and held at venues around the island. After the [...]

Cooking Class: Around My Farmhouse Table: Tuscan Fazzoletti Pasta

By |2018-06-12T14:20:26-04:00April 21st, 2016|, |

Around My Farmhouse Table: Tuscan Fazzoletti Pasta Join Shawnie Kelley for a Tuscan travel-inspired cooking class in the beautiful demo kitchen at the Philip Heit Center for Healthy New Albany on Thursday, April 21 (6:30-8PM). Drawing inspiration from the rolling hills of Tuscany, this unexpectedly beautiful herb pasta will wow your family and friends. Fazzoletti, loosely [...]