KILROY WAS HERE The phrase appeared on ships, aircraft, buildings, wherever American servicemen went during World War II. Usually accompanied by a minimalist drawing of a bald-headed, long-nosed character peering over a wall, the graffito went viral before anyone knew the term. Its origins are uncertain, but a popular legend centers around a Quincy-based ship inspector… Read More World War II Memorial in Washington, D.C.
The red attic staircase is winding and narrow, so narrow that only one visitor at a time can climb up and peer into the the small bedroom once likely occupied by Edgar Allan Poe. The 2.5-storey gabled brick Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum too is narrow, now narrower by half than when Poe lived… Read More Edgar Allan Poe House and Museum in Baltimore
Two new casino hotels opened in Atlantic City this summer, and my travel companion and I decided it was time to check them out–especially after reading in Casino Player magazine that Ocean Resort Casino and Hard Rock Hotel & Casino were both offering status matches to players with preferred cards from other casinos. We strolled to… Read More Atlantic City’s New Casino Hotels
The Brooklyn Bridge dominates New York’s historic Seaport District the way that the Duomo de Santa Maria del Fiore dominates Florence, a graceful triumph of ingenuity and vision rising above the grit and urgency of the city. With its location across the East River from Brooklyn, the Seaport District was New York’s original commercial center… Read More A Mid-Summer Night’s Stay in New York City’s Seaport District