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.
If you’re looking for summer sun and fun, look no further than Aruba. And I do mean sun – my SPF 50 wasn’t even enough to protect my fair skin from beachside rays that boast a UV rating of 10+ (with 11 being the most intense, by the way). Perhaps a fortunate coincidence, Aruba is <... >
We’ve said it before and we’ll say it again – if a bad pair of shoes can ruin a night out on the town, they will surely ruin your vacation. We put our own feet on the line again this year, suffering blisters and rubs all in the name of bringing you our latest obsessions <... >