Yinz Must Visit Wigle Whiskey, Pittsburgh

By Paris Wolfe, Foodie/Traveler With an educational tour featuring spirits and history, the Wigle Whiskey distillery on Smallman in The Strip District is a must. If your GPS takes you to their Barrelhouse aging location on the Northside (closed in winter), reroute to the mothership or visit both locations in warmer weather. Tours, which require …

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Japan’s Sansho Pepper is Shocking

By Paris Wolfe, Blogger, Writer, Traveler I seek herbs when I travel, to see how they’re part of a local culture. The Jean-Talon Market in Montreal was a jackpot. My favorite store in the historic market was Epices de Cru, a colorful exotic vendor of herbs, tea and spices. The husband and wife owners travel …

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Make Time for Fallingwater, Frank Lloyd Wright’s PA Masterpiece

When I read the pop-philosophy novel “The Fountainhead” at 19, I wanted the main character — architect Howard Roark — to be real. An idealistic youth, I was enchanted by author Ayn Rand’s ideas. Her obsession with self-determination worked my cognitive skills, as her devotion to authentic art and architecture touched my spirit. And then …

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Looking for Adventure in Niagara-on-the-Lake

The challenge of planning a trip three hours north to Canada’s Niagara region was packing. How do two people – one who is six foot, two inches tall -- fit three days of clothing, including theater attire, onto one motorcycle? And, with a black Honda Goldwing motorcycle, a comfy cruiser, we’re the lucky ones with …

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3 Days in SoCal on a Motorcycle

By Paris Wolfe In early 2015 I was too good for motorcycles. They were scary, dangerous and unsophisticated. Made for people who wear leather. Then, a polar shift occurred; and not just because I look good in leather. My boyfriend Gary was browsing Craig’s List. One mouse click led to another and, voila, a black 1994 …

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