Adventure, Music, photography, Video

Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Hubby's colleague invited us this past Saturday for a Tongan cultural tour. She is half-Tongan, half-Fijian, and her family hosted us for a fascinating day that gave us an overview of Tongan heritage in Fiji. We started off at Naroro, a Tongan village in Sigatoka, where we loaded into a van to travel up the… Continue reading Video: Tongan Culture in Fiji

Books, Music

Book Review: Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’

If you love rock 'n' roll, you've got to read Robbie Robertson's "Testimony." The lead guitarist for The Band shows off his storytelling chops, giving one fascinating anecdote after another. Remember him talking in the interview sessions spliced into "The Last Waltz"? "Testimony" is a whole book like that. The paperback is about 500 pages,… Continue reading Book Review: Robbie Robertson’s ‘Testimony’

Adventure, Art, Food, Music

City Spotlight: Boston

We had the luck of timing for our Boston trip. We flew into town the day before a snow storm and had the chance to stroll around the city with a beautiful backdrop of snow. Our purpose for coming to Boston: two nights of Bob Weir and Phil Lesh playing at the Wang Theatre. We… Continue reading City Spotlight: Boston

Adventure, Food, Music

Philadelphia

Seeing as how the Eagles won the Super Bowl, it's high time for me to finally do a post on Philly. We spent a few days there before New Year's, planning our travel around two concerts by Dark Star Orchestra, a Grateful Dead cover band, at Electric Factory--a very cool venue (more on that in… Continue reading Philadelphia

Adventure, Art

Toledo, Spain, Part 2

The primary point of interest in Toledo is the Cathedral. You'll need to pay for a ticket to get in, but the fee is well worth it. It comes with an audio guide, if you want to pick one up. You can spend hours exploring all the sections. The Cathedral dates back to the 13th… Continue reading Toledo, Spain, Part 2