Author: Dan Morey

How to Spend a Day in Eastbourne, England

How to Spend a Day in Eastbourne, England BESIDE THE SEASIDE IN EASTBOURNE The coast of Victorian England was studded with resort towns and pleasure piers. There were attractions designed to appeal to every class of vacationer, from bawdy music halls to refined tea rooms. Now, thanks to package tours and cheap flights to sunnier climes, many of Britain’s coastal resorts have fallen into a state of neglect. Half of the historic piers are gone. Luckily, there are survivors. For a taste of what the seaside was like in Queen Vic’s heyday, hop a train to Eastbourne, in Sussex,...

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10 Inspiring Things to do in Rye, England

Best Things to do in Rye, England In his novel Miss Mapp (1922), E.F. Benson writes: “There is not in all England a town so blatantly picturesque as Tilling.” As Benson fans know, Tilling is actually the ancient Cinque Ports town of Rye, East Sussex (an hour by train from London), where the author lived while writing his Mapp and Lucia series. Rye’s charm has attracted writers, artists and musicians for centuries. Jacobean playwright John Fletcher, American novelist Henry James and ex-Beatle Paul McCartney are just a few of the creative luminaries who’ve called Rye home. And for good...

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Tongli and Zhujiajiao: A Shanghai Daytrip

The Gondolas of Zhujiajiao Zhujiajiao is an old river village about an hour from downtown Shanghai near Dianshan Lake. It was once a prosperous trading center for rice and textiles. Now, it’s a popular place to take a leisurely boat ride through a maze of ancient canals. There are kiosks all over Zhujiajiao selling tickets for gondola rides (short ride for up to 6 people: 65 yuan. Long ride: 125 yuan.), but Frank Hu, my Shanghai landlord and sometime travel companion, negotiated directly with a boatman for a better price. The gondolas are square-bowed, with roofs, and shades that...

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Top 10 Hawaiian Foods

In Hawaii, ono grinds (good eats) aren’t hard to find. You can attend a traditional luau, go upscale at Alan Wong’s, hit a shrimp truck, or wander through old-school markets like Honolulu’s Maunakea, where you’ll find stalls selling fish head soup, soba noodles, and durian smoothies. No state has a higher percentage of Asian Americans. Filipino, Japanese, Chinese and Korean cuisines are omnipresent and have blended with mainland U.S. and European influences to form unique hybrids. And don’t forget the classics. Native Hawaiians have been pounding poi and slow cooking kalua pork for centuries. Here are ten culinary delights...

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Craft Beer in Pennsylvania: East vs. West

Exploring Craft Beer in Pennsylvania: an East vs. West Challenge Pennsylvania has always had a strong east/west rivalry. If you’ve ever seen the Pittsburgh Penguins face off against the Philadelphia Flyers, you know what I mean. But a little bitterness isn’t necessarily a bad thing, especially when it comes to craft beer. Here are six great beers (three from the east, and three from the west) you’ll want to check out while traveling in the Keystone State. EAST   Solid Sender Ale, Troegs Independent Brewing, 5.2% “Oh, Melinda, she’s a solid sender, you know you better surrender,” sings Little...

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