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Philip Johnson: Man in a Glass House Mar. 22, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman In 1967 a large crowd of people gathered on the lawn of architect Philip Johnson's... Read More

A Long Day's Journey to Eugene O'Neill Mar. 21, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman My quest to visit with the ghost of American playwright Eugene O'Neill was almost ... Read More

Rediscover Alice's Restaurant in Stockbridge, Massachusetts Feb. 23, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman From the 1950s through the 1960s, as folk music evolved into folk-rock and beatnik... Read More

Visit the Homes of Wharton and Melville in the Berkshire Mountains Feb. 22, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman In 1905, Edith Wharton published what is generally considered her first great nove... Read More

Birthplace of Two Outstanding Women: Lexington, Kentucky Feb. 02, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman We visit certain cities for the tourist attractions, the vistas, the history or pe... Read More

Come Take the Waters in Hot Springs, Arkansas Feb. 01, 2020

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By Steve Bergsman My wife and I booked a room at the Arlington Hotel in Hot Springs, Arkansas, becau... Read More

Find Gaudi, Miro and Picasso in Barcelona Dec. 15, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman Barcelona has always embraced creative strangers who wandered into this coastal ci... Read More

A Visit to Andorra Means Shopping Dec. 14, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The tiny landmass of Andorra remains an attraction for literary and creative types... Read More

Learn About Laos in Luang Prabang Sep. 22, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The alarm went off at 4:45 a.m., giving my wife and me about 15 minutes to get rea... Read More

In the Footsteps of First Ladies at Angkor Wat Sep. 21, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The first time I ever heard of Angkor Wat, the huge Hindu-Buddhist temple in Siem ... Read More

'The Lover's House' Lures Dumas Fans to Sa Dec, Vietnam Sep. 07, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman "He says he's just back from Paris where he was a student, that he lives in Sa Dec... Read More

Celebrate Nina Simone in Tryon, North Carolina Aug. 17, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman When I arrived in Tryon, North Carolina, populated by 1,700 souls and located on t... Read More

Jim Thompson House Is a Hidden Gem in Bangkok Jun. 08, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The sprawling mall called CentralWorld in Bangkok held no attractions for my wife ... Read More

A Lake Michigan Vacation -- Almost May. 25, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman When Norbert Blei wrote his most famous book, "Meditations on a Small Lake," he wa... Read More

Elvis Still Lives in Palm Springs Apr. 28, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman To track down Elvis Presley in Palm Springs, California, I first visited Donna Lor... Read More

Follow James Agee's Footsteps Through Knoxville Mar. 02, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The 1957 Pulitzer Prize-winning book, "A Death in the Family," begins in narrative... Read More

Trace Civil Rights History in Birmingham Feb. 10, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman In the course of working with Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Famer Beverly Lee of the Shire... Read More

Come to Muscle Shoals for the Music Feb. 09, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman "Now Muscle Shoals has got the Swampers. And they've been known to pick a song or ... Read More

Love Country Music? Visit Bristol, Tennessee Jan. 20, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman A while back I was in a Nashville recording studio chatting with Carl Jackson, a G... Read More

Southern States Offer Thunder Road Sites Jan. 19, 2019

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By Steve Bergsman The house manager of the beautifully restored movie palace, the Paramount, in Bris... Read More