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Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – St Petersburg, FL

March 23, 2015

I got sent to St Petersburg, Florida for work and had about 5 days, mostly late afternoons and evenings, to explore the area. I had kept my eye out for signs of street art on my drives, but hadn’t really seen much to speak of. I was down to my last few hours and swinging by a local favorite the “Taco Bus” for some food before heading to the airport when I finally struck pay dirt. I clearly hadn’t been checking enough alleys; unfortunately they were working alleys so I had to share with a bunch of cars which lead to some photos taken at strange angels. Interested in seeing more street art check here, interested in seeing my guide to street art check here. read more

Washington DC’s National Cherry Blossom Festival

March 16, 2015

It’s that time again, DC’s best festival is about to begin and the predictions are already in. The National Park Service is predicting peak bloom for the National Cherry Blossom Festival to be between April 11th and 14th. Viewing the Cherry Blossoms: When: Check out the National Park Services website for best dates and tips on how to tell when the cherry blossoms are about to bloom Where: read more

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Baltimore, MD

March 2, 2015

A recent outing had us spending the day in Baltimore, Maryland and a chance meeting with a knowledgeable local directed us to some of their fine street art. We had been in the area several times in the past, but I had never really come across too much of what the area had to offer in the form of street art. Turns out I had just been searching in the wrong areas, not to mention much to my surprise Baltimore has a mural program; which I fully support. On top of that you can even Google Map “Graffiti Alley” and be directed to a passageway filled with color. I may have underestimated you, Baltimore. read more

Spotlight: Library of Congress

February 26, 2015

The Jefferson Building: Upon first entering the building there is a moment of adjustment, as you go from the drab gray stone exterior to the intricately detailed Great Hall. There is so much going on in-between the marbled floor with brass inlays to the skylights with aluminum plating that it’s hard to know what to look at first. Evidence of the more than 50 artists that contributed to this masterpiece is strewn throughout every inch of the building. Two grand staircases flank both sides of the Great Hall each one decorated with putti, which are figures representing occupations or pursuits of contemporary American life of the time. read more

Maynard’s Street Art Obsession – Paris, France

February 12, 2015

Paris is one of those places you just expect to find street art. However, upon first arrival my findings were quite scarce. With some searching I noticed that you have to get off the main roads, and head for the smaller neighborhood streets. After that adjustment I started to encounter a taste of what the city had to offer. We were only in Paris for a few days so I am anxious to go back and do some more exploring. read more

A Change in Philosophy Will Have You Traveling Cheaper and More Often

February 5, 2015

Do a fair amount of traveling and inevitably you’ll get asked, “How Do You Travel So Much?” To that I give a simple one word answer, Flexibility. When February rolls around Glinda likes to take a trip to a nice warm beach, and escape the cold for a few days; which is a reasonable enough request. What she doesn’t say is, “Take me to Pink Sand Beach in the Bahamas”. There are literally thousands of beaches, and on any given day of the year more than half of them are nice and warm. read more

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