The art of the beer coaster

Beer coasters are a bit of fun, practical art under your glass.  But did you know that the first beer coasters were invented in 19th century Germany?  They were called [...]

A cat’s life in Amsterdam

If you’ve spent any time in the Netherlands, you’ll notice that the Dutch love cats.  Nearly every household has a cat or two, (or three).  You’ll often [...]

Weekend on the Oregon Coast

“We’re all here, because we’re not all there.” That is the town motto of Yachats, Oregon, a sleepy beach village of about 700 residents just two [...]