Category Archives: Travel

Cleveland clearly captivates

Our friend Richard Ford was raised in Kentucky and grew up a die-hard Cleveland Browns fan. But, in all his 70 years, Richard had never in person seen the team play. With that big birthday occurring last month, Richard’s wife, … Continue reading

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Pondering pernicious painting in Prague

We loved, loved, loved our time in Prague last month. It is a beautiful, historic city. But our friends and I immediately noticed on our visit that many of the fantastic buildings are defaced by ugly graffiti. That got me … Continue reading

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Prague, ‘the mother of cities,’ pleases

I’m not saying that you should book a flight to Prague just so you can eat dinner there. But, should you find yourself in the neighborhood, there are some damn fine restaurants to visit. Julia and Gary Bentley, Alan and … Continue reading

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Knoxvillians avoid (barely) running aground on Danube

I don’t know how much money Viking Cruises is spending on advertising, but it’s working. I mean, who can resist the tagline, “Spend less time getting there and more time being there?” We couldn’t. Alan and I and our friends, Julia … Continue reading

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Get to Gulf Shores!

  They say that everyone’s favorite beach is the one they went to as a child. I suppose that’s why my favorite beach is Gulf Shores, Alabama. That and the fact it has the most beautiful sugar white sand and … Continue reading

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You’ve got to eat a part of it, New York, New York

Whenever we return from New York, half our friends ask us what plays we saw. But the other half have just one burning question: Where did you eat? So, we took a few notes and a few pictures and here’s … Continue reading

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Start spreading the news!

The 2015 Tony Awards nominations came out this morning, and one group of Knoxvillians was keenly interested in them. It was the 20 folks who went to New York City this past weekend led by the Clarence Brown Theatre’s artistic director, … Continue reading

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Booze Traveler makes pit stop in Knoxville

Our friends at Scripps Networks Interactive summoned a few folks last Friday to happy hour at the tiny Peter Kern Library, the speakeasy off the lobby of The Oliver Hotel in downtown Knoxville. The purpose of the event: to introduce … Continue reading

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Houston, we don’t have a problem

If Stephen Wicks, the curator at the Knoxville Museum of Art, ever decides to change careers, he needs to be a travel agent. I can’t imagine anyone putting together a more interesting, educational and fun three-night trip than the one … Continue reading

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Blue Streak gets a ‘Ticket to Ride’ in London

Our good friends and traveling companions, Dawn and Richard Ford, love London. They’ve visited three times over the past 10 years. It is their favorite city. So when Alan and I discussed our joint European vacation with the Fords, we … Continue reading

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