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A visit to Old Forester Distillery

Margaret and I have been to enough bourbon distilleries now to know the drill: first the vats of sour mash, then the still(s), then the rickhouses where the bourbon ages in barrels, then the tasting. 451 more words


Why China’s solo tourist ban is not a big deal for Taiwan

Written by Min-Hua Chiang.

Image credit: Shilin Night Market by Miguel Vicente Martínez Juan/Flickr, license CC BY-NC 2.0

Since Tsai Ing-wen of Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) was elected as Taiwan’s president in 2016, China intensified efforts to squeeze Taiwan’s diplomatic space. 830 more words


The Adrian Loveridge Column - Opportunities Abound!

My wife and I recently spent a short break at The Crane Resort and Residences to celebrate our 20th wedding anniversary. While we have both known the owners for over three decades and visited the property many times, it was the first time we had stayed overnight or longer and as someone who knows how challenging the hospitality business can be at times no-one could not fairly applaud the transformation of a once 18 room hotel and its location. 401 more words


Assisi to Siena

In the morning we took the local bus down to the Basilica di Santa Maria degli Angeli, to catch a Flixbus to Siena. We had just enough time to go into the Basilica, which is remarkable for being a church built around a smaller church, where San Francesco prayed; the smaller chapel, la Porziuncola, is believed to have been originally built in the 4th century. 229 more words


Bringing tears to the eyes

We really can’t put it off any longer, we’ll simply have to pay off the balance we owe on our forthcoming seven-weeks long road-trip around New Zealand.  993 more words

New Zealand

Torrey Pines Extension hike to the DAR plaque.

This morning I enjoyed an incredible (and relatively easy) hike along several short trails through Torrey Pines State Natural Reserve’s less-visited Northeastern Extension.

I started from the trailhead at the northeast end of Del Mar Scenic Parkway and, watching for rattlesnakes, climbed north along the Mar Scenic Trail to the DAR Trail. 271 more words

A Donut Run on the Way Back from Turkey Run

Previously on Midlife Crisis Crossover:

For years my wife’s family has held their annual reunions at Turkey Run State Park, a ninety-minute drive from our suburban HQ and well outside the range of my phone carrier’s coverage.

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