There’s a safari for everyone

A visit toThe New York Times Travel Show A Safari for Everyone Sorry, ISIS, we’re travelling more than ever. At least that was the scene at the recent New York Times Travel Show held at the Jacob Javits Center over the last weekend of January.  It was wall to wall people with vendors talking up […]

Conecticut Mystic Aquarium: Weird, Wonderful, and Inspiring

The water was chilly, and swimming along the sides of the tanks were a handful of cownose stingrays.  If we placed our hand flat near the surface, the tank supervisor told us, the fish would come up for a little pet.  And, sure enough, a few did.  Their smooth surface was kind of icky, and […]

Up, Up And Away Over the Big Apple

Smooth, like butter, we were uplifted; we hovered, then we soared above Westchester County.  The blades whooshed overhead, but headphones muffled the sound, and with microphones pulled around to the side of our face, the seven of us could speak to one another.  Our pilot, Anthony Ianni, or as he said, “Tony from the Bronx,” […]

The Gentler Side of George Washington

Among all the places that George Washington visited, lived in, or slept over, there are two that stand as the most historically significant, and for the ones which showed the softer side of our founding father.  If you haven’t visited either his Newburgh headquarters up in Orange County or Fraunces Tavern in lower Manhattan, consider […]