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Cartagena, Columbia

2019-12-29T17:55:52-08:00October 20th, 2019|Columbia|

Warm, humid and bursting at the seams with art and music, Cartagena is a vibrant seaside town.  It has a very Caribbean feel - totally different from Bogotá and Medellin.

Medellin, Columbia

2019-12-12T20:33:00-08:00October 17th, 2019|Columbia|

Before coming to Columbia, we never thought of Medellin unless it was followed by "drug cartel", but it's so much more than what we saw on the "Narcos" TV series.  We thought we'd educate ourselves [...]

Armenia, Columbia

2019-12-10T21:50:18-08:00October 15th, 2019|Columbia|

Armenia is in the coffee axis of Columbia.  Remember, Columbia is lush and green, wonderful for growing cocaine and marijuana.  Locals were not thrilled at the prospect of planting coffee in the late 90's, because [...]

Bogotá, Columbia

2019-12-10T19:41:52-08:00October 13th, 2019|Columbia|

Bogotá, Colombia, doesn’t always give gringo travelers the greatest first impression.  The high altitude (8,660 ft.) creates frequent grey and dreary skies, and the weather is reliably chilly.  Tourism is still a novelty here - [...]

Nashville, TN

2019-12-03T13:46:39-08:00October 10th, 2019|Tennesee|

Nashville is the capital, and some would say the heart of Tennessee.  The population of around 700,000 swells with tourists who come for the music, the food and the party attitude.

Johnny Cash in Nashville

2019-12-02T19:49:19-08:00October 7th, 2019|Tennesee|

Johnny Cash (1932-2003) is Mike's favorite singer, so we definitely had to spend a few hours in the Johnny Cash Museum in Nashville. Raised by cotton farmers during the Great Depression, he learned how to [...]

Broadway Shows in NYC

2019-11-24T15:05:39-08:00October 5th, 2019|New York|

Seattle Theatre Group (STG) pulls together a group of donors annually to experience theater outside Seattle.  Live theater has a visceral bond between the performers and the audience.  The way the audience gasps, laughs, claps [...]

CIA in Hyde Park, NY

2019-11-18T16:37:01-08:00September 27th, 2019|New York|

The Culinary Institute of America (CIA) was founded after WWII as a vocational training school for returning vets to learn renumerative skills.  Now with three American satellite campuses as well as one in Singapore, it's [...]