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Manhattan’s Christmas Family Room

For a guy from the humble Midwest, New York City can be a tad overwhelming. Walls of masonry and glass form perpetual blinders in every direction. Without a compass, bearings aren't easy to come by when those walls start to close in. Never fear however! There certainly are locations that will make…
Brian Hoffsis
December 18, 2010
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Greenbrier Theater

It's really too bad that historic American resort hotels all have an air of mystery that separates them from the modern world. I'm not sure if they have always felt so hollow or if The Shining single handedly burned the haunting image into our brains forever. In reality they are…
Brian Hoffsis
November 29, 2010
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Panorama of Nothing

"There are no geographical features present on the flat limestone shelf of the Yucatán. Just as a diverse landscape of drastically varying topography is interesting to the eye, a panorama of nothing can be just as awe-inspiring. The Yucatán is an ocean of vegetation that can really make one feel…
Brian Hoffsis
November 12, 2010
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Fossils of Kabah

". . . the first sign of the spectacular lies thirty kilometers due south of Uxmal. The claustrophobic canopy is broken by a large grassy expanse several football fields square and shorn short enough to be fit for a Saturday scrimmage. Laid out like a piece of green pool table…
Brian Hoffsis
October 19, 2010
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Maya Retirement

... standing at Tulum's El Castillo and gazing off into turquoise wonderland, I couldn't imagine this being a theater for war and conquest or home to any gods of death. Possibly, after thousands of years of hardships, starvation, sacrifice and fright the Maya were simply tired and sought a simpler,…
Brian Hoffsis
August 20, 2010
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Maya Eiffel Tower

. . . El Castillo, the Statue of Liberty or Eiffel Tower of the Maya civilization, is far from being the largest pyramid of the Maya, yet it is among the most imposing with all four its unique sides expertly restored. The ball court, a relatively modest double structure in…
Brian Hoffsis
July 29, 2010
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Date with Valladolid

. . . as ideal as the restaurant at Hotel El Meson is, this afternoon's attendance would be cut slightly short for I had an eagerly anticipated afternoon date with Valladolid. However, there would be no walking, no touring, no history lessons and no cultural or culinary exploration aside from…
Brian Hoffsis
July 23, 2010
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Orton Foyer

Boston is a odd place for adding new appreciation to one of my already favorite buildings in Ohio. I had learned of the high esteem of which Trinity Church had been praised and was desperate to see it. As I studied the architecture, I discovered that among many civic and…
Brian Hoffsis
June 17, 2010
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Chaak Wall

Climbing the first staircase of the absurdly named Codz Poop, "Palace of the Masks," we were presented with a second consecutive and even intensified jaw-dropping sight. Before us stood a twenty-foot tall, 150 foot wide building covered with 250 large stone masks of the frankly terrifying lord Chaak. Now Chaak…
Brian Hoffsis
June 10, 2010