It sounded like a spiritual adventure when my parents first mentioned the idea. During their annual trip to India, we would spend a week in the Himalayan mountains, starting off at the city of Rishikesh then visiting the mountain villages Kedarnath and Badrinath and stopping at Haridwar before going back to Rishikesh. Some of the <... >
You’re a Big Apple girl; Off-Broadway enthusiast, Le Poisson Rouge wallflower, honorary happy hour-er, MoMA member, Stumptown Cafe regular, bona fide intellectual – the whole bit. Your anti-you city? L.A. Naturally. But when it’s five degrees Fahrenheit outside, suddenly the sunny, smoggy City of Angels sky doesn’t sound too shabby. Sure, there are more tropical <... >
After enough convincing and real life experience on my journey to the land of Kiwis, I discovered that the stress of my New York ways were melting away.
London, a posh city bustling with luxury shopping, a slew of hip pubs and nightclubs, divine tea and scones, and more than enough historic sights to explore, is sure to constantly impress time after time. A new luxury find, settled just a stone’s throw away from Hyde Park and amidst the luxury accommodations and shopping <... >
Living in Paris for six months, I found myself booking weekend holidays to the European namesakes, including London, Rome, Madrid, Dublin and so forth, but at that time I did not have a urge to travel to Scandinavia. Recently when an opportunity arose to travel through Europe for a period of time, I felt the <... >
Amsterdam, a city known for its eclectic nightlife and pegged an alluring youth hotspot is truly a trendy and bustling destination waiting to be explored.
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.
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 <... >
If you’re from New York and anyone has ever offered you the chance to sleep with the fishies, it might involve some rope, a cement block and the Hudson River.