Paris, je t’aime

Paris, je t’aime

Words & Photos by Tom Robotham How is anyone ever gonna come up with a book, or a painting, or a symphony, or a sculpture that can compete with a great city? You can’t. Because you look around and every street, every boulevard, is its own special art form....
What We Did On Our Summer Beercation

What We Did On Our Summer Beercation

By Diane Catanzaro and Chris Jones Virginia has caught quite a beer buzz in the past few years! Since July 2012 when breweries were able to begin selling beer by the glass directly to the public in on-site tasting rooms, thanks to State Bill 604, Virginia has seen...
Eat ‘em, er, Autumn in New York 

Eat ‘em, er, Autumn in New York 

By Marisa Marsey I didn’t want to leave New York. Then I fell in love, and it was easier for me to move to his home in Virginia Beach than vice versa (then I fell in love with Hampton Roads, too). But he vowed we’d always return to the City, and most...
Rocks of Ages

Rocks of Ages

By Tom Robotham    The traveler sees what he sees. The tourist sees what he has come to see. ― G.K. Chesterton   The first time I visited England, in 1979, most of the people I encountered were British. That may seem like a terribly obvious statement. But during...
Charleston Kicks

Charleston Kicks

By Marisa Marsey     It took three passes along fabled East Bay Street in a driving rain and a blur of antebellum manses before I finally espied tiny Unity Alley, home to McCrady’s – the historic restaurant where James Beard Award-winning chef Sean...
The Best of Times on the Alabama Gulf Coast

The Best of Times on the Alabama Gulf Coast

By Jeff Maisey   Doctors say owning a pet can lower your blood pressure. I would second that notion and add a visit to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo for a delightful dose of happiness that is guaranteed to leave you and your family smiling for weeks. “We wanted to...