July 2016

United Vintners San Francisco

2018-11-16T20:28:10-08:00

United Vintners of San Francisco Inglenook Vintages Italian Swiss Colony Heublein Cocktails Why write about a troubled, defunct company?  The history of wine in the USA is part of the history of me, Marc Curtis.  United Vintners of San Francisco has its roots in the depths of [...]

United Vintners San Francisco2018-11-16T20:28:10-08:00

Cebu Philippine Islands

2018-11-16T20:31:30-08:00

Cebu Philippine Islands Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Philippine Jitney Cebu (Cebuano: Sugbo) is a province in the Philippines, consisting of Cebu Island and 167 surrounding islands. It is located to the east of Negros, to the west of Leyte and Bohol islands. Cebu is a long narrow island [...]

Cebu Philippine Islands2018-11-16T20:31:30-08:00

Xiamen Fujian China

2018-11-16T20:32:29-08:00

Xiamen Fujian China Xiamen Food Street Gulangyu Temple Temple Roof The history of Xiamen Fujian China dates back to the ancient times. It was part of Tong'an County, which was established in the 3rd year of Emperor Taikang's reign in the Jin Dynasty (282 A.D.). The County was first [...]

Xiamen Fujian China2018-11-16T20:32:29-08:00

Hanoi Vietnam

2018-11-16T20:33:24-08:00

Hanoi, Vietnam Hanoi, Vietnam Hoàn Kiếm Lake Bridge Hanoi, Vietnam Alley Hanoi Vietnam’s capital lies in the North of the country and is one of the country’s top tourist hot spots. It offers French-colonial architecture, a rich food culture and a long history (the city celebrated its millennium [...]

Hanoi Vietnam2018-11-16T20:33:24-08:00

PBS Documentary Films

2018-11-16T20:28:10-08:00

PBS Documentary Films Robert Drew LA Champions Shootout on Imperial Hwy In 1984 I received a call from documentary producer, Robert Drew.  I shot several award winning PBS Documentary Films for the Frontline series with him, including: || Warnings From Gangland (1984-85) A Los Angeles gang attacks a [...]

PBS Documentary Films2018-11-16T20:28:10-08:00

Rascafria, Spain

2018-11-16T20:35:43-08:00

Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Rascafria, Spain Whenever I'm asked, "what is the most interesting place you've ever visited" I don't hesitate for a moment with my answer. An hour drive outside of Madrid lies a quaint Spanish town called Rascafria. I had just spent several days [...]

Rascafria, Spain2018-11-16T20:35:43-08:00

Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum

2018-11-16T20:28:11-08:00

Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum Barbie and Elvis Barbie Boat Yes, it really exists! Who would ever think about going to Hawaii to see Barbie? Well...thousands of people every year do! Nestled in the center of Kailua, Oahu, you can find Hawaii's largest [...]

Hawaii Loves Barbie Dolls Museum2018-11-16T20:28:11-08:00

Ernest Hemingway

2018-11-19T21:09:28-08:00

Ernest Hemingway Ernest Hemingway Home Ernest Hemingway Living Room Ernest Hemingway Stamp Two days in Ketchum, Idaho with Jack and Angela Hemingway was one of those "pinch me, I must be dreaming" adventures. We were there to interview Jack for the upcoming release of the Hemingway line of [...]

Ernest Hemingway2018-11-19T21:09:28-08:00

Kashgar China: Pearl of the Silk Road

2018-11-16T20:28:11-08:00

Kashgar China The ancient city of Kashgar is the Western Gateway to China at the intersection of the Northern and Southern Silk Road Trade Route. The Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region is home to 47 ethnic groups, most notably the Uyghur Muslims. In "The Travels of Marco Polo" he writes: Kashgar was once a kingdom, but [...]

Kashgar China: Pearl of the Silk Road2018-11-16T20:28:11-08:00