4 posts published in June 2016


June 5, 2016

I noticed that this once abandoned building had occupants and that pleased me whenever I passed by. My assumption was that it was residential.   I became intrigued when I saw an art show advertised on that street. It wasn’t until I looked at a map that i saw it was THAT building. Located at 305 Knowlton Street in Bridgeport,t CT, are artist studios named “305 Knowlton”, part of the Bridgeport Art Trail.

Paintings, sculptures, photography, functional art, a yoga studio, a Tai Chi studio are...

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The Yellow Brick Road

June 17, 2016

Midyear is a great time to expand your travel bucket list. I love to expand mine through referrals.  There’s usually a personal story shared that helps me realize the specialness of a common place or reveal uncommon local gems. 

Networking has led me to the Chuang Yen Monastery, Improv Everywhere, hidden paths to beaches and unique festivals. I’ve been tipped off about special foods, new spas, art gallery openings and concerts. My interest in storytelling grew from someone recommending that...

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Edible Research

June 24, 2016

Recently I had a chance to taste a delicate seven layer cake topped with butter cream frosting named Vinarterta from Iceland. The baker boasts a handed down family recipe and that you won’t taste finer anywhere. It isn’t overly sweet, but has a rich denseness that shouts special. After a moist mouthful, I don’t doubt her claim.

Doing edible trip research before traveling can lead to an opportunity to ask all kinds of questions from the merchant. Or if you are able, acquire a large enough...

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Uncommon Performance

June 26, 2016

I found that matching an acrobatic performance by Cirque Mechanique with the New Haven Symphony Orchestra insightful because they play off of each other’s energy. The harmony of their creativity produced magic greater than the sum of its parts at the Arts and Ideas Festival in New Haven, CT.

Uncommon performances are a great venue for a solo traveler because part of the entertainment is taking in the reaction of the audience. Comparing your own reaction to the surrounding response you get a...

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