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Survival Training in Central Park–The Scottish Way with Bear Grylls

Survival Training in Central Park–The Scottish Way with Bear Grylls

Sarabeth’s, a restaurant on Central Park South in New York, is a perfect place for a Manhattan weekday breakfast; oh the fresh-baked muffins, scones and more… but it’s not the place I’d expect to meet instructors from the Bear Grylls Survival Academy.  After a few cups of coffee and a savory meal, I realized that […]

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A Night in Midtown East Manhattan at One UN New York

A Night in Midtown East Manhattan at One UN New York

I have spent many nights in New York City and many of those nights have been in Midtown East or Murray Hill. Yet none of those nights were in a hotel until recently when I checked in to the Millennium property – One UN New York. I rolled my suitcase across town to my old […]

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the Five-Photos from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossom in Peak Bloom

the Five-Photos from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden with Cherry Blossom in Peak Bloom

I crossed the river and didn’t head to the airport. Yes, this spring I made the trek to Brooklyn and visited the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. I made the journey with the idea to see the Cherry Blossoms in full bloom, but I discovered more. These are the five photos from my trip to the Brooklyn […]

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Happy Holi-The Holi Festival Marks the Beginning of Spring

Happy Holi-The Holi Festival Marks the Beginning of Spring

Dear Spring, welcome. After the past few days in New York City, it might finally be safe to say spring has arrived. Actually, it arrived  a month ago. No, I am not talking about the spring (vernal) equinox, but rather the Hindu Holi Festival. Happy Holi I knew next to nothing about Holi (although my […]

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Sunset Sunday – The Road Back to (for) New York

Sunset Sunday – The Road Back to (for) New York

Yesterday I drove back to New York. My return from Pennsylvania, via Interstate 80 through New Jersey, took just less than three hours but I know the “real” road back for New York City will take longer. Much longer. I planned for a different Sunday today. As you might know, today was marathon Sunday in […]

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10 Travel Tips on How to Travel Local

10 Travel Tips on How to Travel Local

How often do you say, “I want to do what the locals do,” or “I want to eat where the locals eat,” when traveling? Pretty often I bet. And I am guessing one of your favorite travel experiences involves a local or authentic experience too.  Am I right? Well, did you stumble on the experience […]

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Painting for Pleasure with Scottish Artist Hazel Campbell

Painting for Pleasure with Scottish Artist Hazel Campbell

To celebrate the “Year of Creative” in Scotland artist Hazel Campbell came to New York during Scotweek this past April. The well known landscape painter from the beautiful southwest countryside of Dumfries and Galloway has a long history of producing great artwork. Our afternoon was no exception. Hazel spoke to the few invited guests in the […]

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Sunset Sunday  – Sunset in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

Sunset Sunday – Sunset in Hell’s Kitchen, NYC

The sun sets in the west.  In New York City that means it sets in the dense suburbs of New Jersey. Couple that with tall buildings, crowded streets, and the frantic end of day commute and the city doesn’t offer an idyllic setting to capture a sunset. But as you learned through the sunsets stories […]

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