Archive for the ‘QUIRKY PLACES’ Category

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail

There Once Was a Woman in Limerick . . . on a fairy trail
Text & photos © Catherine Nichols “Life is full of surprises and serendipity. Being open to unexpected turns in the road is an important part of success. If you try to plan every step, you may miss those wonderful twists and turns.” ~Condoleeza Rice On a recent trip to the UK, the tour guide...
August 11th, 2017 | FEATURED ARTICLES, STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES, WALKING/HIKING | 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 | STAFF, EUROPE, QUIRKY PLACES | 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 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, DINING, QUIRKY PLACES | 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 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, OUTDOORS EATING, QUIRKY PLACES | 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, USA MAINLAND, Interesting Towns, QUIRKY PLACES | 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 | STAFF, DINING, QUIRKY PLACES, SHOWS/FESTIVALS/HOLIDAYS, THE UK | Read More

The Great Dismal Swamp

The Great Dismal Swamp
By staff writer Vicki Lathom. Photos Copyright © Vicki Lathom except where indicated. The Great Dismal Swamp, in the North Carolina and Virginia section of the Atlantic Intracoastal Waterway, sounds like a depressing place. Think dark, craggy trees draped with moss, stagnant water and strange noises...
May 18th, 2012 | STAFF, USA MAINLAND, Boating, QUIRKY PLACES, Scenic Wonders | Read More