The Berkshire Mountains

The Berkshire region is an area in the western parts of Massachusetts and northwest Connecticut. It is a beautiful area of rolling hills and includes part of the Green Mountains. We arrived in the northwest corner of Massachusetts’ Upper Berkshires via Vermont’s Route 100, the state’s unofficial Foliage Highway. The drive took us through [Read more …]

Seattle Museums

Boudin - Etretat 1891

Seattle has some interesting museums that one can visit. On our 2021 visit to the city, we took advantage of some current exhibits. Seattle Art Museum (SAM) The Seattle Art Museum has almost 25,000 works of art dating from antiquity to the present. On our 2021 visit to the museum, it was showcasing a Monet [Read more …]

Tacoma Washington’s Art Scene


Tacoma’s Glass Art Scene Tacoma Washington used to be known for its major railroad terminal and its huge, smelly copper smelter. It has always lived in Seattle Washington’s shadow. It has, however, largely cleaned up its act and is working to reinvent itself as an art town. Much of this art rests on the fame [Read more …]

The Tacoma/Seattle Art Glass Scene in One Day

We love art glass—blown glass in every conceivable shape and color. A trip to St. Petersburg, Florida’s Chihuly Collection merely served to whet our appetite. We were, after all, about to head off to Seattle Washington—the virtual birthplace of American glass art and home of “the glass master” himself, Dale Chihuly. We began our periodic [Read more …]

St. Petersburg, Florida as a Art Hub?

Wonderworks Orlando

A 24-hour Cultural, Culinary and Bar Tour through Central Florida It is ironic that our first post in our new blog is about a trip that is so brief and so unrepresentative of our travels. Tom had to be in Orlando Florida for business. Since he had already done all of the theme parks and [Read more …]