D.C. Restaurants

Washington restaurants come and go. While we have favorites, we always try to find new places. On our 2019 trip to Washington DC, we had a chance to explore some new places to eat. St. Anselm We made a meal of small plates at this American tavern. Tom enjoyed the grilled clams with chanteuse , [Read more …]

Washington DC Museums– Spring 2019

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Our last visit to Washington DC was a few years ago What better time to go back than in spring. We began with several of the city’s incomparable collection of free museums that are part of the National Treasure that is the Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of African-American History Get Tickets in Advance We didn’t [Read more …]

New York City Museums and Exhibitions–Spring 2019

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O our recent trip to New York City, we caught up with some museums and special exhibits. If you are planning on a trip there soon, some of these exhibits should still be around. Brant Foundation’ Jean-Michel Basquiat Exhibition Jean-Michel Basquiat is a high school dropout and graffiti street artist who turned neo-expressionist master’s paintings, [Read more …]

New York City Restaurant Update April 2019

New York City has many great restaurants. Each time we go, we try to seek out new places and revisit some favorites. In April 2019, we visited the following places. New York City Restaurants Marea We made a return visit to one of our favorite NYC restaurants. This time we went for a lunch(2 courses [Read more …]

New York City Theater–Spring 2019

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We had a fast, four-night, three-day trip to New York City in which we jammed in six plays. Here are our reviews. Ink Ever wonder how Rupert Murdoch made his move into the big time, from his first small Australian newspaper to London’s Fleet Street—and then into U.S. newspapers and television? This engaging and strikingly [Read more …]

Claude Monet and his Giverny Waterlilies

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Monet: The Late Years San Francisco’s DeYoung Museum has outdone itself with its stunning 2019 exhibition, Monet: The Late Years. The exhibit covers the last 13 years of the pioneering Impressionist master’s life (1913-1926). It includes almost 50 paintings of his Giverny home and gardens. Although many publicly revered, financially successful artists spend their last [Read more …]

Stanford University Art: Finding the Faces Between the Spaces

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Stanford University is more than one of the world’s leading teaching institution. It also offers the public free access to great works of art. On a recent trip to San Francisco’s South Bay, we had to see what was new Anderson Collection at Stanford University Our primary stop was a return visit to the Anderson [Read more …]

Cabo San Lucas Mexico

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Cabo San Lucas While we spent most of our recent time in Cabos Mexico in and around San Jose, we spent one night and a portion of a day in and around San Lucas. The good-sized town has many different sections: Resorts (some of which are quite luxurious) that line the eastern and western shores; [Read more …]

San Jose del Cabo Mexico

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San Jose del Cabo San Jose del Cabos is the atmospheric, albeit rather sleepy sister town to Cabo San Lucas’ party-central. Built around a large, open square with its historic church, the small downtown area is packed with galleries, restaurants and a handful of bars, including the ever popular tourist spots such as Baja Brewery [Read more …]

Snorkeling with Whale Sharks in Los Cabos Mexico

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We’ve been to Los Cabos Mexico before, mostly in the party town of Cabo San Lucas and in and above the water; swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving and game fishing. This time we spent most of our time in San Jose del Cabos, the smaller, more sedate sister town of San Lucas. Our trip was motivated [Read more …]