Category | Artful Traveler

Coney Island: Visions of an American Dreamland

Posted on 02 February 2016

By Bobbie Leigh Coney Island, the people’s playground at the southern tip of Brooklyn, is an American icon –like Las Vegas, the Grand Canyon, and Niagara Falls.   The exhibition “Coney Island:… Continue reading »

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Pablo Neruda’s Love Nest in Santiago, Chile

Posted on 15 December 2015

By William Triplett In the funky Bellavista neighborhood of Santiago, the capital of Chile, is a house that is as playful, quirky, colorful, political, historical and even lyrical as the… Continue reading »

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Artful Traveler: Travel by Cookbook

Posted on 07 December 2015

By Bobbie Leigh With  so many recipes online,  who is buying  cookbooks?  There is no reliable answer, but for all the home cooks who clip recipes from newspapers. print them… Continue reading »

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Voronet and Sucevita: Painted Monasteries of Romania

Posted on 16 November 2015

Visit Voronet and Sucevita, vividly painted church monasteries in the Bucovina region of northern Romania, and you will be blown away. Eight churches in this region are listed as UNESCO World Heritage sites, but these two— the youngest and the oldest—are the most compelling.

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Salzburg: Its Hills Are Alive With More than Music

Posted on 02 November 2015

by Bobbie Leigh Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart changed the world. He still “owns”  the Austrian city of  Salzburg where he was born, lived, and performed.  Mozart Week  in January as well… Continue reading »

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Exploring Britain’s Black Victorians at Harvard’s Cooper Gallery

Posted on 01 September 2015

By Monique Burns With the U.S. premiere of “Black Chronicles II,” Americans get a rare and intriguing glimpse into the lives of blacks in Victorian England.  At Harvard University’s Ethelbert… Continue reading »

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Artful Traveler: Black Sea Sailing

Posted on 23 June 2015

By Bobbie Leigh At the recent New York Times travel show, a visitor queried cruise and tour companies searching for a Black Sea cruise.  She found a few but none… Continue reading »

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Fredericksburg: Roadtripping in Texas Hill Country

Posted on 27 May 2015

By Bobbie Leigh Lady Bird Johnson once described  the Texas Hill Country as land of “chalky  hills, clear streams, and crooked live oaks.”  That is as true today as when… Continue reading »

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The New Whitney Museum of American Art

Posted on 28 April 2015

By Bobbie Leigh The Whitney Museum of American Art opens May 1 with a flourish of buzzy celebrity gatherings, a block party and free admission May 2. The inaugural exhibition,… Continue reading »

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Buddhist Art of Myanmar at the Asia Society

Posted on 30 March 2015

By Bobbie Leigh “Buddhist Art of Myanmar” at New York’s  Asia Society is a pathway to a deeper appreciation of  Buddhism.  You can  view  this  exhibition as an art historical… Continue reading »

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