For the more city bound travelers, Brussels, Belgium can give you a bit of the old world charm of Bruges with all the amenities of a thriving city atmosphere. From culturally rich museums, monuments, churches, and a royal palace, to streets lined with lovely cafes and luxury shopping galleries, Brussels has the right mix of <... >
Having traveled throughout the main tourist bound cities in Europe and having a particular desire to eat waffles, decadent chocolate, pomme frites, and try a variety of other Belgian delicacies, I found myself booking my travels for a week in Belgium. Beginning in the city of Bruges or as the Dutch call it Brugge, I <... >
If you grew up in the early 1980s like I did, the first thoughts that probably come to mind when someone mentions the country of Nicaragua are Civil War, Sandinistas, and the Iran/Contra Affair. Perhaps the image of such past events still cloud the way we Americans see this beautiful and lush Central American country. <... >
If you’ve done the peaceful beach vacation, and aren’t quite up for 24/7 tourism, Ireland is the best create-your-own escape you can plan. Despite being slightly larger that West Virginia, it’s a country that offers more than a few itineraries to choose from, no matter where your interests lie. I went for a week’s time <... >
The Kismet Inn in Maine is a retreat from everything that grates on New York’s busy professional. Located seven hours from the city by car, in the coastal town of Bath, this bed and breakfast is a place to recover from the wounds of urban warfare. Release the images of the stereotypical B&B – yellowing <... >
When New Yorkers escape to Mexico for an island retreat, we usually hit the white sandy beaches with a cocktail in our hand, sunscreen lathered thick and our big sunglasses on. We tend to not stray from the resort, but Mexico also has hidden gems away from the shore that lend themselves to tourists looking <... >
When I returned from Sri Lanka a couple of weeks ago, I got the typical question from friends, family, and coworkers: How was it? I’ve never been more baffled providing an answer. I managed to deduce it to this: Beautiful. Scary. And sometimes, pretty gross (which in my case, is mostly attributable to the thriving <... >
Chances are pitching a tent isn’t your favorite part of the camping trip. In fact, I can recall many a quarrel with the ex over which pole goes where while we’re supposed to be relaxing in the wilderness.
Attention NYC songwriters of any genre: Nashville is calling your name. New York can be a hard place to shut out the noise and listen for the creative voice within, so this summer, I joined my songwriting dad for a weekend intensive course in Nashville at NSAI’s (Nashville Songwriters Association International) song camp.
Cannes is known mostly for the Cannes International Film Festival (http://www.festival-cannes.com) in May, when glitterati like George Clooney, Angelina Jolie and Brad Pitt sweep into town, grace the red carpet and make every paparazzi’s dream come true.