Tag: travel

The Warm Before the Storm: Montana Flyfishing

Where I learned to toss line… I have been fly fishing for over a decade now and have fallen in love with all aspects of the sport including winter fishing. Montana winter fishing is legendary. Montana provides fly fishing experiences…

Oyster Bay Roadtrip

Any place named Oyster Bay sounds A.O.K… Sometimes I can feel a little “trapped” in Manhattan. The good thing is that there is plenty to do around here so it’s not like I’m bored or feel isolated. But getting out…

Ghost Towns, Puffins and Unspoiled Views

“Goan aup Noarth?”, “Ahhyahh…” Bruce Miller throttled back the engines of his 27-foot boat and entered the pinched harbor at Ireland’s Eye, an uninhabited, rock-rimmed island that lies eight miles off another, much larger island: Newfoundland. Scattered piles of weathered,…

Back to Mackinac

Staying on the Michigan theme…   Hi all! I’m just back from my annual journey (via sailboat) to Mackinac Island and while I get my life back in order and get some proper posts (most of which I had dreams…

Openings: ‘Jeff Koons: A Restrospective’

If you only go to one show this year… The Whitney Museum’s much anticipated retrospective of modern-art jugernat Jeff Koons, curated by Scott Rothkopt, opens today.  The show is the priciest, most complex, and largest survey devoted to a single…

Only The Essentials

only the essential film pacific crest trail

 Catamounts on the trail…   Last summer, filmmakers Casey Gannon and Colin Arisman hiked the Pacific Crest Trail with cameras in hand.  “Only the Essential” is the story of their 5 month, 2668 mile journey on foot from Mexico to…

This is your 50-year-old self speaking

Go with the zig-zags and loopty-loops!   I’m not gonna lie.  Traveling right now is an even bigger dream than it was last summer for me, and yet it iseven more impossible.  I know I have told you to ignore…

California Chrome takes the Run for the Roses

Dozens of juleps… The young colt came from behind to take the 140th Kentucky Derby by 1 3/4 lengths; proving why it’s called the most exciting two minutes in sports.   Especially when enjoyed with a few dozen juleps…  …

The Best Little Beer Fest in Vermont

SIPtemberfest 2014… Back in 2008, three folks who really like beer, really like festivals and really like the Mad River Valley, decided we wanted to bring the fun of a beer fest back to the Valley and that the only…