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Category Archives: Just Trippin’

CAMILLE PISSARRO—A ROOM WITH A VIEW

EXCELLENT EYESIGHT would seem to be an artist’s requisite. Yet many of Camille Pissarro’s finest paintings came after a persistent eye infection affected the way he worked, not only visually, … Continue reading

February 13, 2018 · 1 Comment

BRIT GRUB—TASTEFULLY EVOLVED

THERE WAS a time when British food was ridiculed: overcooked veggies, questionable meats, indifferent presentation. However, it’s my theory that, having the good sense to include kippers, they’ve long had … Continue reading

January 27, 2018 · 3 Comments

FRANK LLOYD WRIGHT AND JAPAN

“EVER SINCE I discovered the print,” Frank Lloyd Wright wrote in his 1932 autobiography, “Japan has appealed to me as the most romantic, artistic country on Earth.” The Frank Lloyd … Continue reading

January 22, 2018 · Leave a comment

THE MEAL/LE REPAS/DIE MAHLZEIT/IL PASTO

OF COURSE, even jingoistic world travelers need sustenance. And, indeed, mealtimes are part of the pleasure of mixing with foreigners, especially if you know how to order them around. Have … Continue reading

January 6, 2018 · Leave a comment

MALTA, ITS KNIGHTS, FALCON, AND PARTYING

MY PRIMARY knowledge about the Mediterranean island of Malta was pretty much limited to its falcon and detective Sam Spade. However, this knowledge expanded considerably upon reading “Malta, Where the … Continue reading

December 11, 2017 · 5 Comments

SARAH AND SUSANNAH—THOSE JERSEY GIRLS

WILLIAM LIVINGSTON, the first governor of New Jersey, had three daughters, Sarah, Susannah, and Kitty. Little is known of Kitty, however her older sisters made up for it. Sarah was … Continue reading

December 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

THREE FRUITS OF JET LAG

BACK WHEN I traveled internationally, I was pretty good with jet lag after the first night. That first opportunity for sleep, however, was always seemingly at the wrong time for … Continue reading

November 30, 2017 · Leave a comment