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As a fan of technology, photography and travel, there are dozens of things that inspire me. Sunsets, waterfalls and big puffy white clouds inspire me to travel. A great new camera inspires me to take more photos. A sleek new computer inspires me to try new projects. And my grandkids always...

Kevin Spacey caps of...

Advertising is dead!  Sorry, Don Draper.  Content Marketing is king now, and any business interested in touching their target consumer better get with the program. But what is content marketing and how do you do it? For those answers, we turn to 2014 Content Marketing World going on yesterday...

CMWorld 2014 opens i...

Cleveland, Ohio welcomed 2,500 attendees from 50 countries to the fourth annual Content Marketing World event.  The Content Marketing Institute helps brands attract and retain customers through compelling, multi-channel storytelling. Since the original Content Marketing World in 2011,...

Not so well kept secrets of a Lake Erie island Sep05

Not so well kept secrets of a Lake Erie island

It’s home to the 3rd tallest monument in the world.  Any guesses? It’s home to the 2nd tallest monument in the United States.  Any ideas? It’s home to the tallest Doric column in the world.  Give up yet? It’s located on South Bass Island in Lake Erie, near Cedar Point. Hint!!! It’s pictured right here. It’s the Perry’s Victory and International Peace Memorial – the only peace memorial in any of our National Parks. The Visitors Center has an excellent display that explains just how Commodore Oliver Hazard Perry was able to encircle the British and win the Battle of Lake Erie in 1813. A park ranger expanded on the story with some very...

The BookBook

You know you’ve been waiting for it, and it didn’t come from Silicone Valley.  Instead, straight from Scandinavia, the long anticipated…BOOKBOOK. Chezmoi Collection White Goose Down Alternative Comforter, Full/Queen with Corner Tab List Price: $64.99 Current Price: $36.99...

Dump the dish and ge...

In the Cleveland area (and I suspect other areas as well) football fans may have to go without watching the Browns play the Steelers this weekend.  The biggest rivalry of all times – not on TV.  WTH??? Seems Direct TV and Raycom can’t come to terms, so, bottom line, local fans may miss the...

Yep, still more to see in Donegal Sep03

Yep, still more to s...

Leaving the Slieve League Cliffs and heading east, we found our way back around River Glen and on to a place that still maintains the old art of hand-weaving. Studio Donegal Studio Donegal was our next stop in the little town of Kilcar. Preserving the old traditions, here you’ll be able to...

Stay away from the edge at Slieve League Cliffs Sep02

Stay away from the edge at Slieve League Cliffs

Continuing further down the Wild Atlantic Way, we find ourselves in southern County Donegal. This is the area known for the world’s highest sea cliffs. Okay, before I get deluged with comments from other parts of Ireland and the rest of the world, measuring the height of sea cliffs can be done a number of different ways with different results,  but suffice it to say, for this article, these are the world’s tallest! (That’s my story and I’m sticking with it.) On to the Slieve League Sea Cliffs A drive west along R263 from Killybegs will bring you to the little town of An Charraig. Turn south here, following the Wild Atlantic Way signs, and...

Bring back the old motor hotel Aug31

Bring back the old m...

As we traveled to Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons recently, we had the occasion to visit one of the remaining classic motor hotels (The Hatchet) that were so popular back in the 50’s and 60’s.  Just one night was enough to remind us why they were so great, and why in a number of cases, the...

Experience the spirit of the Wild West in Cheyenne, WY Aug31

Experience the spirit of the Wild West in Cheyenne...

Since the Wild West Days, Cheyenne has grown up into a wonderfully diverse city.  Beautiful parks and modern conveniences still rub shoulders with historic buildings and a rich historic past. Depending on your attention to detail, this is easily a multiple-day destination. Cheyenne Depot Look up from anywhere in town and chances are you’ll see the pointed tower of the Cheyenne Depot. In the main lobby area you’ll be able to buy your trolley tickets and pick up a number of good brochures. Here you’ll also find the entrance to the Cheyenne Depot Museum. If you prefer to explore Cheyenne on your own, there’s a great brochure to look for called...

Horsing around in Sheridan, WY Aug29

Horsing around in Sheridan, WY

Doing a Wild West road trip?  If so, consider adding Sheridan, WY as one of your stops along the way.  We did just that recently, stopping here between Yellowstone and Mount Rushmore.  It’s perfectly located about half-way between. Sheridan, WY Our first matter of business was to grab some lunch as we left Yellowstone early without taking time for breakfast.  Luckily, we landed in Frackelton’s Fine Food & Spirits.  It was drizzling outside but quite warm and friendly inside.  Great staff made us feel quite at home and brought some great drinks while we perused the menu. Hadn’t had corn beef for a while, so I opted for the Reuben. ...

Three amazing places to stay in northern County Donegal Aug28

Three amazing places...

In the last article we discussed a number of fun activities to be enjoyed in northern County Donegal while you are traversing the Wild Atlantic Way, but we glossed over where to eat and sleep.  We’ll rectify that right now. Rathmullan Rathmullan House is a 4-star luxury hotel that has some of...