A Day Trip to Carmel

A relatively quick and easy drive from the San Francisco Bay Area is Carmel, a quintessential charming California town, with definite hints of affluence. Although Carmel is sleepy in comparison to nearby Monterey and the Bay Area, it still has  ...

Beth Sholom

Frank Lloyd Wright, 20th-century America’s most famous and probably greatest architect, was a busy man: in addition to about 200 private houses, he designed churches, schools, colleges, and office buildings; a tennis club and an amusement park; banks, hotels, shops,  ...

The Berkshires, Massachusetts

Destination: Berkshires, MassachusettsSomewhere In BetweenSeptember 2009Somewhere between Boston and New York is an impressive area of beauty and tranquility, the antithesis to its urban bookends.  The Berkshires, named for the hills and mountains that surround the area and easily  ...

The Other New York

The Other New YorkOne of the many things New Yorkers are blessed with is being resident to the most exciting and entertaining city in the U.S., yet having relatively quick, easy access to a completely different environment as needed.  ...

Whistler, British Columbia

Whistler, Before the Olympics   In case you’ve been doing a Rip van Winkle for the past several years, here’s breaking news: Whistler, British Columbia, will be one of the sites (with Vancouver) of the 2010 Winter Olympics.  For summer  ...

The California Academy of Sciences

The California Academy of Sciences Golden Gate Park, San Francisco http://www.calacademy.org/ The newly remodeled California Academy of Sciences, located in San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park across from the almost-new (2006) de Young Museum, is not your grandmother’s natural history  ...

Maysles Cinema and Institute

Maysles Cinema and Institute 343 Lenox Ave. between 127/128 NYC For calendar of events and screenings go to www.mayslesfilms.com November 2008 http://www.mayslesinstitute.org/ A Documentary Icon Brings His Art (and heart) Uptown: Maysles Cinema and Institute Settles in Harlem  ...

Los Gatos–Destinations

Los Gatos, California, is the home of Netflix and the birthplace of the Pet Rock. John Steinbeck wrote The Grapes of Wrath in the little town of 30,000, Hollywood’s Olivia de Havilland graduated from Los Gatos High School, and Yehudi  ...

Chautaqua Institute–Destinations

So where exactly do ex-philosophy majors vacation? May I suggest The Chautauqua Institute, where there is actually a Greek temple called “The Hall of Philosophy.” Some of the world's most prominent intellectuals graced the temple during their daytime lectures. Just  ...

California’s Other Wine Country

What’s north of San Francisco? Ask many out-of-state visitors, and the only answer you’ll hear is “Napa Valley.” Yes, Napa is gorgeous, studded with wineries and laced with roads winding through the oak-covered hillsides. But Northern California is home  ...