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Cafe Martin, New York

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

New York City at the turn of the 20th Century was a town brimming with possibility, connecting the old world with the new. A gilded age that would become defined by the subway built underground and skyscrapers so tall they seemed to defy gravity

The History of Angostura Bitters

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

A traditional Old Fashioned cocktail recipe calls for whiskey, sugar, ice, a cherry, orange peel, and a quick dash of one sneaky ingredient: Angostura bitters. Though it is a quick step in the creation of the cocktail--it may be one of its most important...

Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

What is art? Such a complex question deserves a complex answer. Andy Warhol once said that art is anything you can get away with. Sometimes the simple act of placing an item in a museum and calling it art is sufficient

Flagler Museum - Palm Beach Florida

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Hundreds of years after Ponce De Leon went in search of a fountain of youth, Henry Flagler found paradise on the Florida coast. One of the founders of the Standard Oil Company, Flagler fell in love with the Sunshine State at the end of the 1870s after a physician suggested the warm climate might help his ailing first wife, Mary

White Sands National Park, NM

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

While perfect for sledding and cool to the touch, the dunes of White Sands National Park are far from your typical winter wonderland - but easy to realize why it is the most popular tourist destination in the state

The Secrets Of New York City Subway

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Since 1904, New York City’s subway has played an integral role in keeping “The City That Never Sleeps” on the move. At any given time there are hundreds of thousands of city slickers moving below the streets between five boroughs at varying speeds

Ghost Towns Of Colorado

Apr 26, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

What is a ghost if not the lingering memory of a life lived? Throughout Colorado there are hundreds of “ghost towns”, and like their human counterparts, these settlements exist only as shadows of their former glory

Chef Benjamin Dennis

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

The culture of southern cuisine is something hard associated with the roots of the foundation of this county and the modern view of “the south.”  But what some fail to glean is that the base of what is considered southern cuisine is much more an amalgam of tradition and technique from various cultures far predating the founding of the United States that has had nuance added throughout the decades. 

Chason Spencer

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

Peanuts. A little spoiler without context for conversation owners and chef Maria La Mota and Chason Spencer on the inception of their massively successful food pop-up Ecudaroian sandwich shop. 

Rebecca Reed - Corporate Pastry Chef

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

For Rebecca Reed, a sociology degree turned out to be a piece of cake. Never in the sense that earning your degree is ever simple but for Rebecca what became clear is that she wanted to help people—and the best way she was able to accomplish that was through her love of baking. 

Mike Baumann - Baltimore Orioles

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a baseball game. The loud music encouraging you to get louder, the roar of the fans, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn and the hope of catching a fly ball. 

Malcolm Jackson

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

No matter the medium, art allows personal expression, messages and meaning to be delivered by the artist in ways they may not feel comfortable or able to exhibit otherwise.

A Day in Cassadaga, Florida

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

At the edge of Central Florida, just past Daytona and right off Interstate 4, sits Cassadaga, Florida. This small unincorporated community is home to the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and as a CBS Sunday Morning episode declared, the "Psychic Capital of the World.” It’s not hard to believe. Nestled among sabal palms and large oaks, almost every building on the Camp’s 57 acres features a sign or posting declaring the presence of a practicing medium. Much like if New Orleans retired to Florida. Across the street are new-age practitioners armed with tarot cards and palmistry. And further down the road is the Devil’s Chair, where a thirsty entity awaits confrontation—turns out the king of hell enjoys a warm BudLight. A single day in this small odd town will give you plenty of time to interact with all the spirits—you may even get the opportunity to spot one in a window and your medium guide will let you know whether you’ve guessed correctly and your psychic abilities will finally be confirmed. 

A Day Along the Gulf Coast

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

Have you ever wanted to feel like the Little Mermaid? Don’t lie. As kids, we all pretended while in the pool. Well now is your big hair-flippen chance. This is the perfect opportunity to don some fins and swim through the open seagrass along with the turtles...and maybe a barracuda. No worries, their toothy grin is just a poor first impression for these misunderstood creatures. Encounters boil down to simple staring contests. But onward...to Florida.

The Manhattan

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

Carl Sagan once said “if you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” In much the same way, in order to create the classic Manhattan cocktail you need a mix of Rye whiskey, Vermouth, Bitters, a Dutch Colony, and a debate over who invented it - a man named Black or Winston Churchill’s mother.

A Day in Savannah, Georgia

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

Nestled in the low country between the South Carolina border and the Ogeechee River, the city of Savannah is the municipal hostess with the mostess. A unique combination of European architecture and southern hospitality, this city presents a vibrant opportunity for exploration by visitors and residents alike.

A Day in the Red River Gorge

Apr 26, 2022 Emily Wiegel

Not sure if it’s the mountains or the desert. Who knows. But it’s probably out west somewhere. Or east? Really not sure which voice you’re hearing. But however you choose to answer, be it a weekend getaway, Pinterest dream board, or selling your house to go full #vanlife there are hundreds of amazing opportunities to get out in the wild.

Mississippi Vegan

Apr 26, 2022 Justin Pakdaman

Timothy Pakron—if you go by just what he does—is a photographer, cookbook author, and food blogger living in New Orleans, LA. But you might better know him as Mississippi Vegan. If you don’t yet—he is the chef pushing the boundaries of what southern food is defined as. That good for the soul feeling can be maintained through a vegan lens and even elevated. And what’s a little southern cooking without a splash of bourbon—for the dish and, of course, the chef.  

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo (With Bourbon!)

Apr 12, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Though Cinco de May isn't the Mexican day of independence, as many might believe, it does involve the fight to preserve freedom and the struggle for recognition. As its name states, the holiday takes place on the fifth of May.

Celebrate Memorial Day 2022

Apr 12, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

After the end of the Civil War in 1865, residents in municipalities across the United States paid tribute to those who'd passed in the conflict, visiting and decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. As early as May 5, 1866, the village of Waterloo, New York, formalized the tradition, with local businesses closing for the day in honor of the fallen.

Churchill Downs: The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

Apr 07, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

Churchill Downs is more than just the venue for top thoroughbreds rumbling around a dirt track and spectators sipping frosty mint juleps under broad-brimmed hats. It's also the culmination of cultures, ambitions, and circumstances over more than 150 years of American history.

The 67th Kentucky Derby Festival 2022

Apr 07, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

After two years of difficulties brought on by the COVID pandemic, the 67th Kentucky Derby Festival in 2022 will present a more familiar iteration of itself, though events began in mid-March rather than the traditional two weeks before the Derby.

Kentucky Oaks 2022: The History And Legacy

Apr 07, 2022 Dennis Birkemeier

When it comes to Churchill Downs, Kentucky's famed 1.25-mile racetrack, the Kentucky Derby is the event that gets most of the attention. However, it's not the only prestigious race that happens there. The day before the Derby sees the running of the Kentucky Oaks, which falls on May 6 in 2022.

Welcome To Knott’s Berry Farm

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

The story of Western expansion in the United States was written by millions of people looking for something bigger & better.

Burying The Bourbon

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

How far would you go to prevent rain on your wedding day? Back in the 1940s, Dr. Bernard Vonnegut (Kurt’s older brother), discovered a method of “seeding” clouds with silver iodide to make them produce rain...

Discover Rainbow Row, SC

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

Charleston, South Carolina - The pastel facades of Charleston’s Rainbow Row aren’t simply a choice of aesthetic.

Ain't It Grand?

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

Sipping afternoon tea amongst mountains of pastries, bold colonnades, and ancient statuary is a scene fit for a king. But this isn’t a royal residence, rather a collection of hotels that can only be described as a “grand”

Less Is Not Even Close To Enough

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

With any kind of personal style, everyone has their own taste, preference and perspective. Especially when it comes to designing and decorating the inside of your home or office or wherever you might spend a good amount of your time.

Seeing Through Walls

Nov 04, 2021 Dennis Birkemeier

Too often, the blank canvas is positioned as foreboding. It is at the same time an endless realm of opportunities and also a blank void...

Cafe Martin, New York

New York City at the turn of the 20th Century was a town brimming with possibility, connecting the old world with the new. A gilded age that would become defined by the subway built underground and skyscrapers so tall they seemed to defy gravity

The History of Angostura Bitters

A traditional Old Fashioned cocktail recipe calls for whiskey, sugar, ice, a cherry, orange peel, and a quick dash of one sneaky ingredient: Angostura bitters. Though it is a quick step in the creation of the cocktail--it may be one of its most important...

Shelburne Museum - Shelburne, VT

What is art? Such a complex question deserves a complex answer. Andy Warhol once said that art is anything you can get away with. Sometimes the simple act of placing an item in a museum and calling it art is sufficient

Flagler Museum - Palm Beach Florida

Hundreds of years after Ponce De Leon went in search of a fountain of youth, Henry Flagler found paradise on the Florida coast. One of the founders of the Standard Oil Company, Flagler fell in love with the Sunshine State at the end of the 1870s after a physician suggested the warm climate might help his ailing first wife, Mary

White Sands National Park, NM

While perfect for sledding and cool to the touch, the dunes of White Sands National Park are far from your typical winter wonderland - but easy to realize why it is the most popular tourist destination in the state

The Secrets Of New York City Subway

Since 1904, New York City’s subway has played an integral role in keeping “The City That Never Sleeps” on the move. At any given time there are hundreds of thousands of city slickers moving below the streets between five boroughs at varying speeds

Ghost Towns Of Colorado

What is a ghost if not the lingering memory of a life lived? Throughout Colorado there are hundreds of “ghost towns”, and like their human counterparts, these settlements exist only as shadows of their former glory

Chef Benjamin Dennis

The culture of southern cuisine is something hard associated with the roots of the foundation of this county and the modern view of “the south.”  But what some fail to glean is that the base of what is considered southern cuisine is much more an amalgam of tradition and technique from various cultures far predating the founding of the United States that has had nuance added throughout the decades. 

Chason Spencer

Peanuts. A little spoiler without context for conversation owners and chef Maria La Mota and Chason Spencer on the inception of their massively successful food pop-up Ecudaroian sandwich shop. 

Rebecca Reed - Corporate Pastry Chef

For Rebecca Reed, a sociology degree turned out to be a piece of cake. Never in the sense that earning your degree is ever simple but for Rebecca what became clear is that she wanted to help people—and the best way she was able to accomplish that was through her love of baking. 

Mike Baumann - Baltimore Orioles

There’s nothing quite like the magic of a baseball game. The loud music encouraging you to get louder, the roar of the fans, the smell of hot dogs and popcorn and the hope of catching a fly ball. 

Malcolm Jackson

No matter the medium, art allows personal expression, messages and meaning to be delivered by the artist in ways they may not feel comfortable or able to exhibit otherwise.

A Day in Cassadaga, Florida

At the edge of Central Florida, just past Daytona and right off Interstate 4, sits Cassadaga, Florida. This small unincorporated community is home to the Cassadaga Spiritualist Camp and as a CBS Sunday Morning episode declared, the "Psychic Capital of the World.” It’s not hard to believe. Nestled among sabal palms and large oaks, almost every building on the Camp’s 57 acres features a sign or posting declaring the presence of a practicing medium. Much like if New Orleans retired to Florida. Across the street are new-age practitioners armed with tarot cards and palmistry. And further down the road is the Devil’s Chair, where a thirsty entity awaits confrontation—turns out the king of hell enjoys a warm BudLight. A single day in this small odd town will give you plenty of time to interact with all the spirits—you may even get the opportunity to spot one in a window and your medium guide will let you know whether you’ve guessed correctly and your psychic abilities will finally be confirmed. 

A Day Along the Gulf Coast

Have you ever wanted to feel like the Little Mermaid? Don’t lie. As kids, we all pretended while in the pool. Well now is your big hair-flippen chance. This is the perfect opportunity to don some fins and swim through the open seagrass along with the turtles...and maybe a barracuda. No worries, their toothy grin is just a poor first impression for these misunderstood creatures. Encounters boil down to simple staring contests. But onward...to Florida.

The Manhattan

Carl Sagan once said “if you wish to bake an apple pie from scratch, you must first invent the universe.” In much the same way, in order to create the classic Manhattan cocktail you need a mix of Rye whiskey, Vermouth, Bitters, a Dutch Colony, and a debate over who invented it - a man named Black or Winston Churchill’s mother.

A Day in Savannah, Georgia

Nestled in the low country between the South Carolina border and the Ogeechee River, the city of Savannah is the municipal hostess with the mostess. A unique combination of European architecture and southern hospitality, this city presents a vibrant opportunity for exploration by visitors and residents alike.

A Day in the Red River Gorge

Not sure if it’s the mountains or the desert. Who knows. But it’s probably out west somewhere. Or east? Really not sure which voice you’re hearing. But however you choose to answer, be it a weekend getaway, Pinterest dream board, or selling your house to go full #vanlife there are hundreds of amazing opportunities to get out in the wild.

Mississippi Vegan

Timothy Pakron—if you go by just what he does—is a photographer, cookbook author, and food blogger living in New Orleans, LA. But you might better know him as Mississippi Vegan. If you don’t yet—he is the chef pushing the boundaries of what southern food is defined as. That good for the soul feeling can be maintained through a vegan lens and even elevated. And what’s a little southern cooking without a splash of bourbon—for the dish and, of course, the chef.  

Celebrating Cinco De Mayo (With Bourbon!)

Though Cinco de May isn't the Mexican day of independence, as many might believe, it does involve the fight to preserve freedom and the struggle for recognition. As its name states, the holiday takes place on the fifth of May.

Celebrate Memorial Day 2022

After the end of the Civil War in 1865, residents in municipalities across the United States paid tribute to those who'd passed in the conflict, visiting and decorating the graves of deceased soldiers. As early as May 5, 1866, the village of Waterloo, New York, formalized the tradition, with local businesses closing for the day in honor of the fallen.

Churchill Downs: The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports

Churchill Downs is more than just the venue for top thoroughbreds rumbling around a dirt track and spectators sipping frosty mint juleps under broad-brimmed hats. It's also the culmination of cultures, ambitions, and circumstances over more than 150 years of American history.

The 67th Kentucky Derby Festival 2022

After two years of difficulties brought on by the COVID pandemic, the 67th Kentucky Derby Festival in 2022 will present a more familiar iteration of itself, though events began in mid-March rather than the traditional two weeks before the Derby.

Kentucky Oaks 2022: The History And Legacy

When it comes to Churchill Downs, Kentucky's famed 1.25-mile racetrack, the Kentucky Derby is the event that gets most of the attention. However, it's not the only prestigious race that happens there. The day before the Derby sees the running of the Kentucky Oaks, which falls on May 6 in 2022.

Welcome To Knott’s Berry Farm

The story of Western expansion in the United States was written by millions of people looking for something bigger & better.

Burying The Bourbon

How far would you go to prevent rain on your wedding day? Back in the 1940s, Dr. Bernard Vonnegut (Kurt’s older brother), discovered a method of “seeding” clouds with silver iodide to make them produce rain...

Discover Rainbow Row, SC

Charleston, South Carolina - The pastel facades of Charleston’s Rainbow Row aren’t simply a choice of aesthetic.

Ain't It Grand?

Sipping afternoon tea amongst mountains of pastries, bold colonnades, and ancient statuary is a scene fit for a king. But this isn’t a royal residence, rather a collection of hotels that can only be described as a “grand”

Less Is Not Even Close To Enough

With any kind of personal style, everyone has their own taste, preference and perspective. Especially when it comes to designing and decorating the inside of your home or office or wherever you might spend a good amount of your time.

Seeing Through Walls

Too often, the blank canvas is positioned as foreboding. It is at the same time an endless realm of opportunities and also a blank void...