| Apr 5, 2012
— The old man, reportedly ill with cancer and exhausted by the agony devouring Greece, just couldn't take it anymore.
His name was Dimitris. And so he walked out Wednesday morning onto the beautiful and peaceful Syntagma Square across the street...
| Jul 31, 2010
The potential of oil washing ashore on Gulf Coast beaches has made this a difficult summer for the tourism folks on Florida's Gulf Coast.
Yet the resourceful tourism folks in St. Petersburg are doing an admirable job of making the best of it. The...
| Jan 22, 2011
Of all the excuses for a getaway, Valentine's Day is perhaps the easiest to justify.
A couples weekend can work for both parties in the relationship: Together time, solitary time, romantic time. If you play your cards right, guys, it could even be...
| Mar 25, 2010
| 12:20 PM
Cooking a celebration meal on Easter is nice, but eating out is a real treat. Most hotels have wonderful buffets and several restaurants will have special spring spreads on April 4 catering to a wide range of tastes and budgets. Reservations are a must...
| Sep 25, 2010
"No gentleman whose clothing or breath is tainted with the fumes of strong drink or tobacco should ever enter the presence of ladies."
And so my education in Gilded Age etiquette begins. That's one of the many pearls of wisdom that accompany the...
| Jan 10, 2011
| 10:30 AM
In the list of favorite things here in Postcards land, food and wine rank close to the top, along with the ever-popular "road trip that requires a day out of the office."
All of those elements come together Friday through next Sunday at the 5th Annual...
| Mar 26, 2013
| 4:56 PM
GRAND TETON NATIONAL PARK, Wyo. — My cabin was the ultimate in location, location, location.
Don't misunderstand; it was a perfectly pleasant little cabin, if not a bit small (some might say cozy), with log walls, matching wood furniture and a...
| Dec 18, 2012
| 6:38 PM
DETROIT — Many people can't see past this city's abandoned buildings and overgrown lots, and that's sort of fair. A city once boasting 2 million people and an unbreakable auto industry is down to 700,000 and apocalyptic decay in every direction. The...
| Aug 24, 2013
Regular readers of this column know that dining is a prime motivation in plotting the road trips that inspire these Florida postcards.
Whether it's crab-cake sandwiches at the Baltimore Orioles spring-training stadium in Sarasota or smoked mullet at the...
| Aug 17, 2013
What's in a name?
Consider the origins of Yeehaw Junction, an unincorporated rural community in southern Osceola County that boasts one of Florida's iconic roadside attractions. Even for longtime Floridians, the Yeehaw Junction exit on Florida's...
| Mar 30, 2013
A remarkable bird is the pelican; his beak can hold more than his belly can.
Standing two feet away from a gorgeous brown pelican perched on a piling on the fishing pier in Cedar Key (cedarkey.org), I wished that something more meaningful would have...