One of the best opportunities of the year to see shooting stars is during the annual Perseid meteor shower that is expected to put on a phenomenal show over the Great Lakes region of the United States and Canada. This meteor show is always one of the best […]
Under the glow of red, white and blue lights under a frigid February evening, it looked a bit like something out of “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” as I stared at a semi-frozen American Falls from the Canadian side of Niagara Falls. Massive congealed ice mountains looked […]
Traveling to Canada’s largest city anytime soon? Watch my Top 10 summer and fall things to do in Toronto and Niagara Falls, part of the Golden Horseshoe.
Before Hurricane Irma: 395 Years Ago This Week, a Monster Hurricane Claimed Spain’s Tierra Firme Fleet
While Hurricane Irma lashes the Florida Keys this weekend, it’s worth remembering an incredible history of hurricanes that have decimated the Keys over the centuries. Believe it or not, almost exactly 395 years ago, a monstrous hurricane battered the Tierra Firme flota (mainland fleet) of the Spanish Empire […]
Many years ago before my very first trip to Detroit, I asked a friend from the Motor City about what was her favorite attraction in the city. Surprisingly, it wasn’t the Detroit Institute of Arts, Belle Isle Park, the Detroit RiverWalk, Comerica Park, Ford Field, Joe Lewis […]
For several years, I considered the world’s best burger to be a closed case. I have tried a burger on every continent except Antarctica and I would argue that In-N-Out Burger serves up the best hamburgers of any franchise chain in the world, and perhaps even the best […]
My phone displayed the time as 11:35 p.m. on January 15 as I counted down the final miles and I gingerly steered my rental Jeep down a snowy I-95 in southern Massachusetts. Just as the highway entered the town of Pawtucket, I suddenly saw a small blue sign […]