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Collective Soul – Cleveland Rib Fest

Collective Soul – Cleveland Rib Fest
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos & video Copyright © Brian Williams. IN JUNE 2009 I wrote in Travel Bummers that we’d missed seeing Collective Soul at the House of Blues in Cleveland. Our consolation was that we needed the eighty bucks it would have cost us for tickets—we were saving our...
June 3rd, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, MUSIC | Read More

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna

Shoreline Park Mountain View – lake, wetlands, flora and fauna
By guest blogger Catherine Greti. Photos Copyright © Catherine Greti. Part 1 of this series covered Rengstorff House, a historical site in Shoreline Park Mountain View—part of the Bay Area, San Francisco—which my husband and I had visited on a warm April morning this year. When we revisited in May...
June 1st, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, USA MAINLAND, GARDENS & PARKS | Read More

Caboose Motel

Caboose Motel
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams. THE CABOOSE MOTEL is a popular tourist attraction in Titusville, Pennsylvania. And not just because different-colored, rustic cabooses all strung together make for a cute motel idea. Titusville is home of the Drake Well Museum, highlighting...
May 30th, 2011 | STAFF, HOTELS & MOTELS, QUIRKY PLACES | Read More

The Blue Canoe Brewery

The Blue Canoe Brewery
By Milli Thornton. Photos Copyright © Brian Williams & Milli Thornton. Titusville, Pennsylvania is known for the discovery of petroleum in the 1850s, resulting in the birth of the modern oil industry. Tourists also flock there to ride the OC&T (Oil Creek and Titusville Railroad) to nearby...
May 30th, 2011 | STAFF, WINE & BEER | Read More

Bill Stumpf, Character and Site Interpreter, Drake Well Museum

Bill Stumpf, Character and Site Interpreter, Drake Well Museum
Story by Milli Thornton. Photos & video Copyright © Brian Williams. “Most of us are covered in oil, from the toes on up, because of all the thousands of products made from oil.” So goes the opening to a fascinating spiel by Bill Stumpf, speaking for the Drake Well Museum located outside of...
May 28th, 2011 | VIDEOS, STAFF, Historic/Museums, CHARACTERS | Read More

Rengstorff House – The Victorian Beauty

Rengstorff House – The Victorian Beauty
Story by guest blogger Catherine Greti. Photos Copyright © Catherine Greti. SAN FRANCISCO BAY is filled with wonderful areas to visit. In the lower part of the bay is Shoreline Park Mountain View. The park has many appealing features, including Shoreline Lake, but today let’s focus on a historic...
May 25th, 2011 | GUEST BLOGGERS, Historic/Museums | Read More

A Writer’s Retreat, Katoomba, Australia

A Writer’s Retreat, Katoomba, Australia
Dear Visitor, This story was a labor of love and, as you can tell by the comments, did once appear here in its full glory. Somewhere along the way, it simply vanished, and I haven’t discovered why yet. Still examining the HTML for clues. And I hope it’s not a database issue. Apologies for...
May 21st, 2011 | STAFF, AUSTRALIA, WRITER'S RETREAT, WRITING | Read More