Andrea Sachs, The Washington Post Published 2:57 pm CDT, Wednesday, May 15, 2019 Shawn Schillberg, head of marketing and operations, changes the marquee at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 3, 2019. Shawn Schillberg, head of marketing and operations, changes the marquee at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 3, 2019. Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Ruby Wallau Photo: Photo For The Washington Post By Ruby Wallau Image 1 of / 17 Caption Close Image 1 of 17 Shawn Schillberg, head of marketing and operations, changes the marquee at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 3, 2019. Shawn Schillberg, head of marketing and operations, changes the marquee at the Columbus Theatre in Providence, Rhode Island, on May 3, … [Read more...] about You’re going where? Providence, Rhode Island
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Behind the wheel of a stranger’s car, I adjust the seat and mirrors, even as my adrenaline tells me that what I’m doing is wrong. I don’t know the car’s owner or his vehicle. But then, I start the engine and pull into downtown Chicago traffic. My husband, riding shotgun on our way out of town, hits the “begin trip” button on my phone’s Turo app, a platform that lets travelers rent cars from locals. Moments earlier, a man named Gabriel had pulled up to our hotel, dropped the keys to his sedan in my hands and walked off with a casual farewell — as if this was normal. It was our last day on a recent weekend trip to the Windy City, where we skipped the usual rental car and avoided the hotel’s nightly parking fee. Instead, to sightsee we hopped in Uber cars, sailed along in a water taxi and zoomed on L trains, the rapid transit system. Chicago has ample old-school public transportation options, and the sharing economy’s offers … [Read more...] about Can a family vacation without a rental car?
Togo Park's breathtakingly beautiful maple trees in the day. Venue: Togo Park When: Saturday - Nov 24th 2018 , 6:00pm - 9:00pm Togo Park (東郷公園) in Agano is renowned as one of the most best places to see the momiji (fall colors). Throughout the year, it is a beautiful park, dotted with streams, bridges, stone lanterns and other elements of a Japanese garden. But when the weather cools and the air turns crisp, Togo Park's more than a thousand maple trees transform into fiery red. On the third weekend of November, the park celebrates with a two-day momiji festival. Entrance is free but donations are welcomed at the foot of the mountain. The event we most look forward to is the jazz performance on Saturday evening. There are very few places in Japan where you can enjoy jazz outdoors, surrounded by the brilliant reds and oranges of … [Read more...] about Jazz Performance
By David Moore on Nov 13, 2018 in Asia, Attractions, Going Out, Japan, Regions The last of the 15 countries we visited in our 10 month adventure was Japan and specifically the village of Koyasan on Mount Koya, the most sacred place in Japan. It is also remote, so after four hours of travel by subway, local trains, the wonderful bullet train, the Nankai Electric Railway, a bus and a cable car we arrived at our temple lodgings known as a Shukubo. The shaven headed monks greeted us warmly with lots of bowing and, new footwear allocated, showed us to a surprisingly comfortable and spacious ryokan room. One of the monks, Obu a thick set young man – do monks work out? – invited us on a night walk around Okunoin Cemetery. He offered to take us to the cemetery’s mausoleum of Kobo Daishi the monument that makes this area the most sacred part of the most sacred place in Japan and the reason there are 48 temples and monasteries in the small village. Kobo Daishi studied Shingon … [Read more...] about The most sacred place in Japan