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Hollywood in Ohio with The Shawshank Trail

Cell Block - The Shawshank Redemption

In 1982 Stephen King published a simple little novella titled Rita Hayworth and Shawshank Redemption.  It was part of a collection of stories and was hailed as a masterpiece.  The novella was adapted for the big screen as The Shawshank Redemption and was a modest hit. . . at least until awards season rolled around […]

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Luis Tiant: Lost Son of Havana

Luis Tiant Lost Son of Havana

The Lost Son of Havana is, ostensibly, a baseball movie.  It’s the story of the life of former baseball pitcher Luis Tiant. In 1961, the Cleveland Indians brought Luis Tiant to the United States to play professional baseball.  The young pitcher followed in the footsteps of his father, also a pitcher, who played in the […]

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Julia Child’s Paris

Paris neighborhood, 2007

During the holiday season it seems like I watch lots of movies.  Whether it’s catching up on television, renting videos, or indulging in pay-per-view, it’s an enjoyable way to spend some lazy winter days.  Assuming you like the movie, of course. I like a variety of movies, but the ones at the top of my […]

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You’ll Never Want to Leave: Pantai Inn, La Jolla

For much of the northern hemisphere, January is winter and with it, the cold – often brutally cold – rain, […]

Introducing the Travel Reading List Challenge

Today I’m excited to announce the first of a couple of new projects that I’m launching for 2018 – the […]

2017: A Year of Travel in Review

While 2016 was a big year for international travel, 2017 represented a year spent enjoying destinations and activities closer to […]

A Most Wonderful Time of the Year at Universal Orlando Resort

Holiday magic is a real thing. A feeling deep in your soul. A feeling that brightens your smile, lights up […]