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A Morningstar Rising

A Morningstar Rising

We recently heard some great news: Mike and Bridget, the owners of Morningstar Charters in St. John, are back on the water with a new boat and ready to take you for a sail. Mike and Bridget were the owners of Winifred, a beautiful old 40-foot sailboat that was destroyed during hurricanes Irma and Maria. […]

A Tweet of Advice…

A Tweet of Advice…

I spend a lot of time on Twitter. One particular tweet the other day caught my eye. It read: “What would you recommend in #Athens? It can be a memorable dish or a place to have coffee. We’d love to know, #TravelTribe #TravelTuesday ” I had to jump on that and fired off several tweets. […]

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

DC to Hong Kong, Direct

Cathay Pacific is going to begin direct flights from Washington, DC’s Dulles International Airport.  The trip between the US capital and the iconic Asian destination will cover 8,153 miles non-stop. “Our customers have told us they want greater options and increased flexibility – and we’ve listened,” said Cathay Pacific CEO Rupert Hogg in a press […]

Research Begins for a New Adventure

Research Begins for a New Adventure

I’ve been given the go-ahead by Amanda to plan a trip to Japan. The reason for the visit is two-fold. One: Japan has always been on my list of places to visit. Two: I work for a Japan-based website writing about anime and manga and want to meet my editor. Yes, that’s part of the reason […]

There is No Place Like Home…

There is No Place Like Home…

The yellow metal suspension bridge out our window spanning the Allegheny River from the North Shore to downtown Pittsburgh is named after the environmentalist Rachel Carson. She was the scientist who found the link between the pesticide DDT and the decline in the populations of birds of prey. Her book, Silent Spring, details her research […]

Gateway Clipper

Gateway Clipper

We took the time this past Saturday to do another one of those things in Pittsburgh we keep saying we’re going to do but haven’t done yet, going for a sail on the Gateway Clipper Fleet. We see the large riverboats steam past us out our window almost every day, especially once the weather gets […]

Time Keeps on Slipping, Slipping, Slipping (Julian Calendar Problems)

Christos Anesti (Christ Has Risen) is the traditional Easter greeting in the Greek Orthodox Church. You may wonder why are we writing about Easter a week late, but we aren’t — at least for the Orthodox Christians in the world who use the Julian calendar for the dates of all their holy days. What is […]