Tag Archives: travel

A Tale of Two Portlands

Flannel shirts and hipster chic unite them both, but there’s a continent between them. TL;DR: Maine > Oregon.

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A Beach Town, After the Season Ends

New England’s last true honky-tonk seaside resort empties out after summer’s done. Photographs of a snowy November day at Old Orchard Beach, Maine.

New Mexico: Revisiting the Land of Enchantment

Traveling again through an unforgettably beautiful land of clouds, mesas, chiles, and quiet.

Why I Hate Boats (It’s All Nova Scotia’s Fault)

The lasting effects of a particularly rough ride in a high-speed catamaran across the Gulf of Maine.

You Can’t Go Home Again – And Sometimes That’s a Good Thing

The changing face of a Southern city rediscovering itself.

The 10 Most Interesting Islands in the World

Did your favorite make the cut?

Scandinavian Color: The Houses of Visby

Photographs of the colorful cottages of a medieval walled city in the Baltic Sea.

Visby: The Floating City

Traipsing through the medieval city of Visby during Sweden’s annual political convention reveals something about the soul of the country.

Modern Architecture in Toronto

Cave Art of the Stockholm Metro

Stockholm has one of the most spectacular subway systems in the world, the T-Bana, which is quite saying something when you consider the marble palaces of Moscow and St. Petersburg, the concrete cathedrals of Washington, and the archaeological ruins of Athens and Mexico City. The system is billed as the longest art gallery in the […]

Max

How to Eat a Hamburger in Sweden

The first meal we had in Stockholm – no, not at Ikea – was Swedish meatballs with mashed potatoes and lingonberries. The second was Max at T-Centralen. Founded in Northern Sweden in the late 1960s, Max is Sweden’s answer to McDonald’s. The name even sounds suspiciously similar. The chain hasn’t spread much beyond Sweden, with […]

I Found the Soul of Switzerland in a McDonald’s McGruyère

Because sometimes a sandwich isn’t just a sandwich. The trip from Zurich to Zermatt lasts three hours by train and climbs four thousand feet. It takes you from within twenty miles of the German border to within five miles of the Italian, though you wouldn’t know it by the rösti – a dish so ubiquitous […]

Eating San Francisco

There’s something about San Francisco. You sense it as soon as you get off the plane. Maybe it’s the weather – whatever that happens to be. Maybe it’s the constant horizon of old Victorians tumbling over hills like the backs of stegosauruses. Maybe it’s the yelps of sea lions, or, for a born-and-bred Easterner, the […]

Eating Miami

Miami during Art Basel is pure Fellini. Picture vacant models and their significantly shorter patrons parading around old factories in edgy parts of town. Picture the slow, interminable parade of rented Bentleys and Rolls Royces crawling across the causeways from Wynwood to the Beach. Picture reality stars knocking back glass after glass after glass of […]