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A welcoming intro to Toronto along Graffiti Alley.

Photo Essay: Amazing Graffiti in Toronto

Once considered the scourge of cities, graffiti is becoming a more and more accepted form of art. However, this isn’t the kind of art that you’ll see in a museum. Instead, to find the best graffiti, you have to look...
by Jim Cheney

The CN Tower in Toronto, Canada.

A Video Introduction to Toronto, Canada

Toronto, Canada, is one of the coolest cities in North America. Having visited it for the first time a few weeks ago, I was instantly struck with the beauty and diversity of the city. With wonderful sights like the CN Tower, li...
by Jim Cheney


Rogue Public House in the Pearl District of Portland, Oregon.

An Afternoon Brewery Crawl Through Portland’s Pearl District

When you think beer, Portland, Oregon, in the US Pacific Northwest might not be the first city to come to mind. However, it should certainly be near the top of the list. Despite not having the centuries old beer heritage that c...
by Jim Cheney

Amazing urban vistas from around the world

5 Amazing Urban Vistas in Asia and North America

In almost every city around the world, there is an amazing vantage point where you can view the city skyline. In some cities, this is an observation deck, but in others, there is a natural rise in the land that provides for an ...
by Jim Cheney



5 Crazy Things Americans Drop on New Year’s Eve

Throughout the world, New Year’s Eve is celebrated with much revelry. Some head to parties hosted by friends or family, others show up at temples or churches to worship as soon as the new year arrives, and still others he...
by Jim Cheney

A Boeing 777 sits on the assembly line. Boeing Future of Flight Tour

Plane Fascinating: The Boeing Factory Tour

Planes have always fascinated me – mostly because I expect them to fall out of the sky. So, when I had a chance to visit the Boeing Factory Tour and the Future of Flight exhibit at the Boeing factory in Mukiteo, Washingto...
by Jim Cheney