Posted on May 22, 2015
Turku is Finland’s oldest city, located in the Southwest of the country. Home to over 30,000 students, it is beautiful, comfortable and walkable with an impressive amount of fine restaurants that some think will challenge Helsinki for the top spot in Finland’s growing culinary scene. There is a lot to see in Turku, for more info on travel there go to:
Posted on May 20, 2015
The Art Bank in Pargas Finland is a small museum and the personal collection of Ted Wallin. He has amassed an impressive amount of work by his hero Salvador Dali. He is a man obsessed by Dali, and after a half hour of conversation, I believe he might be actually possessed by the artist as well. What a pleasure to meet him and to see the work of Dali up close in such a small venue.
Posted on May 18, 2015
Just a 45 minute drive from Helsinki, Hawkhill Nature cottages rest on the shores of a beautiful lake boarding the Nuuksio National Park in Finland. Smoked salmon, potatoes and pancakes cooked on the grill, a wood fired sauna and a bottle of Russian vodka generously gifted to us by the owner and our host Annu Huotari made for a fantastic stay there. Thank you Annu! The image above was taken at 5:30 in the morning as the early morning mist covering the lake started to evaporate. The Finns love getting away into nature and many have summer cottages. HawkHill offers a rare opportunity to experience that life in a totally charming, comfortable setting.
For more info go to Hawkhill Nature
Updated on May 7, 2015
I am very pleased to have a half page image I took of Raymond Luc Levasseur in the new book Days of Rage by best selling author Bryan Burrough. Aside from my own pride, this is an important book about our history that holds lessons for today. It is a must read. Below is a link to the NYT review.
Posted on April 5, 2015
Just out of reach.
Updated on March 19, 2015
My heart goes out to Tunisia and to the families of those killed during the terrorist attack the Bardo museum in Tunis yesterday. I traveled to Tunisia in 2009. I remember being somewhat nervous before the trip. It was my first time in a Muslim country, I am Jewish, and Israel was bombing the hell out of Gaza at the time. When I brought this up to a Tunisian woman I had met, she said ” don’t worry, we do not think all Jews are the Israeli army, just as we do not think that all Americans are George Bush….. that would be crazy” With so many Americans lumping all Muslims together with terrorist extremists, I found her statement to be refreshingly intelligent. I was greeted with open arms in Tunisia, it remains one of my favorite trips and regardless of this attack I will be going back.
Updated on February 23, 2015
Senator Elizabeth Warren held an open house at her office in Springfield Mass Thursday. It was packed with supporters and state and local officials. MoveOn.org was there to deliver a message to her, “Run Warren Run” They delivered a petition to encourage her to run for president signed by 9,030 Massachusetts residents. Afterwards she headed up to Northampton , MA for a stop at the Bluebonet diner with Northampton mayor David Narkewicz
Posted on December 22, 2014
Travel with pets. Waiting to board a plane in San Juan Puerto Rico.
Posted on December 12, 2014
I’m very happy to be in Nevis. Beautiful does not quite do justice to this small island in the Caribbean. No chain stores, no chain restaurants, only 12,000 residents , It is incredible.
For more info on travel here go to Nevis Island .com
Updated on December 3, 2014
I had a fantastic time fishing the Emerald Coast of Florida with Captain Billy Teem and his crew of the ” Fish N Teem” boat in Destin. Check out the link below for a slideshow of the trip to Destin , Ft.Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island on: Gonomad.com, Florida: Fishing in the Emerald Coast.
Updated on November 12, 2014
Coming into Harbor walk village in Destin after a day of fishing on the gulf. It may be getting colder in the East, but the sun is always shining in Florida. For more info on travel to Destin and Fort Walton Beach, go to:
Posted on November 6, 2014
Check out my new story “Lost and Found a Road Trip to Nova Scotia, PEI and Cape Breton on Gonomad.
Posted on October 26, 2014
I just got back from 3 fabulous days on the Emerald coast of Florida. Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier in Fort Walton is a great spot to fish or just grab a beer and watch the sunset.
For more info on travel to the Gulf go to: Emerald Coast