The acclaimed “VINCENT VAN GOGH Immersive Exhibiton.”

  He sold barely a handful of paintings during his lifetime — a short 37 years —  and yet, 130 years after his death, hundreds …

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“Bumps” and Bubbles in Sausalito – THE CALIFORNIA CAVIAR COMPANY.

                              Photo Credit California Caviar Company. We have royalty in Sausalito, …

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A masterpiece of architectural restoration – the 1908 Lisboa Hotel. Lisbon, Portugal.

THE 1908  LISBOA  HOTEL,  LISBON,  PORTUGAL. In an ocean of chain hotels and mediocre design, the 1908 Lisboa hotel is like an incandescent light shining …

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HEATH CERAMICS, a Mid-Century Treasure, in Sausalito, California.

  Heath ceramics: timeless, classic, enduring, impeccably crafted. As “in style” today as they were in 1948 when Brian Heath designed the original foot pedal-powered …

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SCOPO DIVINO Wine Bar: “The Divine Purpose of Wine”

Scopo Divino quite literally means ” the divine purpose of wine.” For the last five years, Scopo Divino Wine Bar and Restaurant have won every …

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WHAT’S THE BUZZ…………on the rooftop of the Radisson Blu Hotel, in Bloomington, Minnesota?

Flatbread, piping hot as it comes out of the wood-burning pizza oven, layered with duck confit, topped with fresh, organic arugula salad, and drizzled with …

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SAUSALITO — a seaside town in Marin County, California.

  INTRODUCTION. Enter a different world as you cross the Golden Gate Bridge and arrive at one of the charming small towns that make up …

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The Miracle of Nature as fall arrives in Marin Couny, California.

Was it only my friend Mila and I who noticed the leaves changing color this fall? Where was everyone looking? Were they glued to their …

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The BIG MAC and ART DECO converge in a unique setting, in Porto, Portugal.

Are the ghosts of the art deco Cafe Imperial at peace with the fast-food giant McDonald’s, now occupying its former space on Avenida dos Aliados …

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LELLO BOOKSHOP — An Inspiration for J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Books, in Porto, Portugal

Portugal has a rich literary heritage and a number of unique bookshops throughout the country. These are meccas for not only readers and intellectuals but …

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WELCOME TO PHYL ON THE GO

I travel a few times a year for many weeks at a time exploring the world, and hope to bring my new-found knowledge and perspective to all who share my passions.

COME ALONG WITH ME ON

the road less traveled

Discover

ADAPTIVE
RE-USE OF SPACE

- repurposing historic gems

All around the world, old abandoned buildings are being restored, very often with a different purpose. I seek out these repurposed spaces in my travels and share what I find with you.