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The Straw Market

We arrive at the Straw Market around 9:00 a.m., just as its vendors begin throwing back the blue plastic tarps that shield their wares from the passing tropical showers that douse Nassau, like most else in these latitudes, every few […]

The Straw Market in the Bahamas credit Davida G. Breier

The Straw Market

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We arrive at the Straw Market around 9:00 a.m., just as its vendors begin throwing back the blue plastic tarps that shield their wares from the passing tropical showers that douse Nassau, like most else in these latitudes, every few […]

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Rome, Italy Bans Offensive Monuments: Big Brother Is Pleased! (Satire)

In a secret meeting of Rome, Italy’s City Council, a controversial ordinance was passed by a 12-3 vote to ban all “offensive” monuments in the city. It’s fair to say

Historic Cider Barrel’s resurrection

Single mom, hard working, award winning pastry chef Brandi Edinger reached out to me back in November asking my help should she go forward on a Kickstarter program, a

Bahamas batfish 10 - Davida G. Breier

Batfish: Bahamas’ masters of camouflage

I suspect deep down I enjoy being disapproved of. It may explain my adoration of a former bartender at the Russian Samovar. It may also explain my new favorite

Pratt Street Power Plant (Baltimore) site of the old Six Flags Power Plant theme park wikimedia commons credit G. Edward Johnson

Exploring the Remains of Baltimore’s Six Flags Power Plant

Prompted by an incredible series of articles by Josh Young on ThemeParkUniversity.com, Monika and I decided to explore the remains of Six Flags Power Plant, a theme park that

O Canada: From Toronto to Vancouver by rail

We took a plane ride on Air Canada, from Baltimore’s BWI to Toronto, early Tuesday morning, July 25, 2017. Would you believe, it only took sixty-five minutes? We got into

Jaws Beach New Providence Island credit Davida G. Breier

Jaws Beach: A pleasant surprise

I’m not going to lie. The only reason Jaws Beach made our short list of places to visit on the trip is due to its place in pop culture

Take the ‘Culinary Tour’ around Baltimore

I hope you're hungry. We'll be talking about lots of different foods on this trip around the area.  If not, you will be when we get back. I'm going to

A wild octopus at Orange Hill Beach, Nassau, Bahamas. (Davida G. Breier)

Orange Hill Beach and the Orange Hill Beach Inn

Patrick leaves lodging up to me. I’ve got a decent track record for finding interesting places to stay – everything from friends of friends to boats to a hostel

Baltimore’s ‘R House’ – a tasty visit

Although it's been open since last December, I just recently made my first trip to R House. This is a large area, 50,000 square feet, if you include the

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