Wednesday, January 20, 2021

again i faced the wrath of the airport travel gods, and again i emerged...

Eight months ago, I wrote about my first encounter with the vengeful airport travel gods in “A Mere Mortal vs. the Airport Travel Gods.”...

the ruins of tikal, guatemala

If you find yourself in the region of Central America closest to Mexico, you have a unique opportunity to see one of the most...

my tour of the runways of queens: a delayed flight to los angeles

Whenever someone I know moves to a new city or country, I immediately begin the mental exercise of planning a trip there.  So, when...

a brave new world in cusco, peru: high-tech local handicrafts and the ghost of...

After the spectacular day I had in Machu Picchu and a night of guinea pig tasting, the next day was a free day in Cusco....

silver lake california and williamsburg brooklyn: two ends of a secret hipster worm-hole?

For those of you familiar with the Brooklyn neighborhood of Williamsburg, you have probably taken the L train from the East Village.   On your...

a visit to lake titicaca – do not steal, do not lie, do not...

Lake Titicaca, a name that made all of us giggle as children, is located in South America in between Peru and Bolivia. It is...

laissez le bon temps pleuvoir: the sun in new orleans was as elusive as...

After having endured an earthquake and Hurricane Irene, I was fortunate enough to head south to New Orleans and land right smack in the...

tampa’s ybor city: from cigar capital to social hot spot

My travels in Tampa led me to the much talked about Ybor City Historic District. Here, the main street of Seventh Avenue is reminiscent...

in arequipa, peru: juanita, ice maiden of the incas

The southern Peruvian city of Arequipa boasts many wonders: more taxis than humans, several volcanos staring angrily at you when the clouds part, fried...

reporting from new orleans – now that the rain has stopped, how do you...

I don't actually have fine washables, and if I did, the little Korean man at my laundry across the street in Greenwich Village would...

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