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 …]

Corning Museum of Glass

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Corning Museum of Glass, located in Corning New York, houses the largest, most comprehensive collection of glass in the world. It traces the worldwide history of glassmaking over 3,500 years, from its roots in Mesopotamia to the present. Its hands-on displays explain the continually evolving science of glassmaking, demonstrates the art of glassblowing and displays [Read more …]

A Brief Afternoon in Denver

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We try to get to the Rockies at least once a year for hiking. Most of our Colorado visits begin by flying into Denver, where we briefly catch up on restaurants (at least for lunch), favorite neighborhoods (especially LoDo and the Arts District) and sights (especially the Museum of Art and the Clifford Still Museum). [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 …]