Trio was a cable network I watched for its series, "Brilliant, but Cancelled," which featured TV shows that were wonderful, but never found an audience. Unfortunately, Trio (a subsidiary of Bravo, which made it part of NBC), was also cancelled.
I had been such a fan of the series that I signed up for their email list so I would know when it would air again. This is why I have started receiving daily emails from Trio, even though they are no longer on the air. Instead, they have migrated to the web. This is wonderful for a student of TV and pop culture (like most people I know who blog). You can see Brilliant, but Cancelled TV shows on http://www.brilliantbutcancelled.com , as well as get into discussions about which current shows are likely to make it (their "Death Watch" corner!)
The second site, http://www.gettrio.com is the home of the new daily email I'm receiving, which is divided into three sections: "Stuff to See," "Stuff to Buy" and "Stuff to Do." So far, they've been quirky (today's Stuff to Buy discusses elephant art -- yup, paintings made by elephants).
Today, they also have a couple of travel-related items. (1) The Bata Shoe Museum in Toronto, which holds something like 10,000 shoes divided into collections -- North American Indian, Ethnological, Circumpolar, and my two favorites: History of Western Fashion (self explanatory) and Walk of Fame (celebrity shoes! See Elton John's platforms from the 1970's... or Marilyn Monroe's red leather pumps)
The second item describes a new chain of airport-based wine bars. So far, Vino Volo can be found in just three: Dulles, Sacramento, and Seattle-Tacoma -- but there are plans to open more. The name is kind of a pun, meaning "Wine flight" -- as in a flight of wines (a series of little tastes). You can believe I'm going to be there the next time I fly to Sacto to visit my family!