SOUTH AFRICA: A Journey in Memoriam

After his father's passing, Brad Auerbach travels to Cape Town with his mother and siblings and along the way, discovers ties to a loved one in unexpected places. When my Dad died two years ago, my Mom discovered the proceeds of an otherwise unknown life insurance policy. She decided to celebrate his life by taking their three kids to South Africa. We live in four different states, and … [Read more...]

WEST VIRGINIA: The Resort at Glade Springs

Brad Auerbach discovers year-round adventure and fun at this hidden gem in West Virginia. Here are a few things we bet you don’t know about West Virginia: It’s the birthplace of Mother’s Day; home to the world’s largest sycamore tree; the location of the first steamboat launching on the Potomac River in 1787; and the setting of the country’s first spa–Berkeley Springs–which opened to the … [Read more...]

Pelican Hill: Italian Perfection in Southern California

During the High Renaissance in Northern Italy, Andrea Palladio (1508-1580) held the esteemed role of being the most celebrated architect, known for his aesthetically pleasing churches, villas, and palaces, all designed in harmony with their surroundings. Influenced by Greek and Roman building principles, Palladio has been called the first architect of Venice and the most influential individual in … [Read more...]

Street Photography: New York City Exposed and “Word On The Street”

The W New York - Times Square presents Sam Horine’s street photos while Richard Nagler’s  clever new photo book, WORD ON THE STREET, reveals unique portraits with single defining words. Sam Horine at The W New Tork -Times Square The chic W New York - Times Square, which planted its flag there in 2001, is currently hosting another photography show in its Street Style Photography Series that … [Read more...]

National Parks Salute Veterans

On November 11, 2010, admission into every National Park is free in honor of those who have defended America. The National Parks System has become known as America’s best invention.  Few other countries can boast such a pervasive collection of open space, natural beauty and historic preservation, accessible to all citizens. Every state (but Delaware) has presence in the National Park Service. … [Read more...]

Wine News from Napa

Stags Leap District – Limited Edition Release Only 200 cases will be available of this unique collection of 19 bottles, one from each of the Stags Leap District Winegrowers Association. The collection features noted 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon from a single appellation and will be offered until the end of November unless, of course, it sells out. Long warm summer days coupled with the chilly … [Read more...]