By Tony Tedeschi On October 8, 1956, I sat in a study hall at Brooklyn Technical High School with my new transistor radio pinned to my right ear, listening to the broadcast of the 5th game of the World Series between the New York Yankees and the Brooklyn Dodgers. It was mid-afternoon. My school day
By Jim Ferri My nephew, Chris Ferri, lives in Memphis, Tennessee. A year ago he opened Belle Tavern, a bar down Barboro Alley across from the famous Peabody Hotel. A quiet place, the tavern specializes in cocktails and whiskey and has attracted a local crowd. I’m proud of him for what he’s accomplishing. And It
By Jim Ferri Toronto is incredibly intriguing. In fact, it’s one of my favorite cities. Not just in Canada, but in the world. The reason isn’t only because it’s beautiful, has great restaurants and plenty to occupy you for a long weekend. You find that in many cities. What differentiates Toronto is its “foreignness.” Foreignness?
By Jim Ferri From Andorra to Zimbabwe, every country has a capital city. Their common denominator is often pomp and pageantry, history and intrigue, power and prestige. What sets them apart, however, is their beauty and how fascinating each city is to travelers. In this respect, Washington DC arguably surpasses them all. Washington, DC, more
By Jim Ferri There aren’t many times you get a second chance. Fortunately, this year is different in San Francisco. 2017 marks the 50th anniversary of San Francisco’s 1967 “Summer of Love.” That was the year nearly 100,000 young people descended on the City on the Bay and changed our culture forever. It was a
By Jim Ferri I always enjoy wandering around Mexico City. In fact, each time I visit I always discover some little nugget of something new to do or experience. Mexico City is so large, and sits upon so many centuries of culture; one can always find something of interest. From Chapultepec Castle to its colonial
By Jim Ferri It’s an incredibly hedonistic place. 2.5 miles of beach, bikinis, bars and bawdiness, it’s a place with a decidedly Caribbean vibe that’s rife with restaurants and clubs, with just enough culture, kitsch and sleaze mixed in to give it an exotic feel. You won’t find another place like South Beach anywhere in
By Jim Ferri I love road trips. Anywhere and everywhere. It’s even better when the destination is of historical significance. In Texas, it all comes together on the Chisholm Trail. You may have heard of the Chisholm in your high-school history class or, more likely, in an old western movie. In fact, the Chisholm is