Archive for the ‘ODDS&SODS’ Category

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition

Funky Signs: The coffee adoration edition
Story by Estrella Azul. Photo Copyright © Trisha Poole & Estrella Azul. BY FAR OUR FAVORITE pub to visit during our trip to Brasov in April 2013 with my friend Trisha was Bibliotheque Pub. We were charmed by the place so much so that we ate and had drinks there nearly every day we spent in the city. Instant...
June 5th, 2014 | EUROPE, FUNKY SIGNS, STAFF | Read More

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs

The Character of Paris: sewers & catacombs
By staff writer Lisa A. White. Photos Copyright © Lisa A. White. NOWHERE IS QUITE as peculiar or intriguing as underground Paris. Many people arrive via Charles de Gaulle international Airport (CDG), quite a trek from the heart of the city, then travel into the city by way of the Metro trains. But the...
March 13th, 2014 | EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF | Read More

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?

Funky Signs: Free smells, anyone?
Story by Milli Thornton. Photo Copyright © Milli Thornton. DRIVING THROUGH downtown Pittsburgh one summer afternoon, this sign in the window at Jimmy John’s Gourmet Sandwiches caught my fancy. We all hate having a hard sell shoved in our faces, and yet, without the lures of promotion and marketing...
February 28th, 2014 | FUNKY SIGNS, PITTSBURGH | Read More

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault

Selah Restaurant: Dining in a Bank Vault
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. Selah Restaurant is located in an old bank building at 130 S Bridge Street, downtown Struthers, Ohio. It’s a hometown restaurant with big city flair! Designed rooms, original photography, brass teller cages, a walk-in vault, full bakery...
February 16th, 2013 | DINING, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas

The Chuckwagon Cafe, Moscow, Texas
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IN THIS DAY and age of fast food and drive-thru, it’s nice to find a cafe where you can go in, sit and enjoy a really great meal. In Moscow, Texas—and “Yes, Virginia, there really is a Moscow, Texas”—there is such a...
October 5th, 2012 | OUTDOORS EATING, QUIRKY PLACES, STAFF, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings

Paris, Texas: The City of Ghost Sightings
Story by guest blogger Teresa Davis. Photos Copyright © Teresa Davis. IT’S MY PLEASURE today to take you on a wonderful day trip to Paris, Texas, located about 98 miles northeast of Dallas. As you get close to Paris, you will notice not only the rolling hills but also the fields of cotton. Hay...
August 10th, 2012 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES, USA MAINLAND | Read More

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London

Medieval Banquet, St Katharine Docks, London
Story by staff writer JM Merchant. Photos Copyright © Joanna Abram. ONE OF THE greatest things about London is its history. Everywhere you go there’s something from the past to fascinate and astound. Walking from Tower Hill station you pass not only some of the largest remnants of the Roman wall...
June 1st, 2012 | DINING, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, STAFF, THE UK | Read More