Tag: travel

Day Trip: Little Washington

Teenagers. Useless, am I right? Unless you’re a 17-year-old George Washington who surveyed a town in the Blue Ridge foothills, a town that would eventually be named after him. It’s Washington, VA, commonly known as Little Washington to differentiate it from nearby Washington, DC. Set amid vineyards and rolling green hills, it’s a quaint village…




What Price Louisville?

“The European history of the twentieth century shows us that societies can break, democracies can fall, ethics can collapse, and ordinary men can find themselves standing over death pits with guns in their hands. It would serve us well today to understand why.” ― Timothy Snyder, On Tyranny: Twenty Lessons from the Twentieth Century Shocking, even for…




Waynesville is the Next Asheville

The world has discovered Asheville, anointing it the next Portlandia. It’s easy to see why. This beautiful city ringed by mountains is surrounded by natural beauty and filled with breweries and a vibrant local food scene. Plus, it’s artsy, with dreadlocked kids playing drums downtown, a great indie bookstore and a literary history that includes…




Madrid is like New York in the 70s

Prostitutes openly wait for customers on the Gran Via. A more tolerant attitude toward graffiti.




Comida en Madrid

Bocadilla jamon y cerveza.




En Madrid

Yummy ham in Madrid. Madrillenos on a very warm January day.