the heidelberg project: detroit’s ghetto guggenheim

Driving through one of Detroit's most deteriorated neighborhoods, one comes upon Heidelberg Street, and a controversial artistic enclave known as "The Heidelberg Project," sometimes...

a serbian in new york [srbin u njujorku]

By guest blogger Nebojša Vlaškalić. As a kid born in a small, beautiful country with open wounds, I have always carried a big burden of...

the newseum in washington, dc

I had heard a lot about the Newseum but never actually made it there the many times I had been to Washington, DC. This...

a national hero of uruguay in downtown manhattan

As I was walking from Flyingnorthblog International Headquarters in the South Village of New York City toward Canal Street in Tribeca, I followed Sixth...

kennedy space center and the space shuttle atlantis

The John F. Kennedy Space Center is the NASA facility supporting Launch Complex 39 , originally built for the Saturn V, the largest and...

asbury park: a jersey shore beach destination with nineteenth century roots

Asbury Park, New Jersey is probably best known for its connection to Bruce Springsteen and rock bands such as Southside Johnny and the Asbury...

a hidden terrace of nineteenth century row houses

While much of Manhattan’s past architectural glory was lost to “progress” prior to the creation of the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1965...

the morris-jumel mansion, the oldest house in manhattan

Where in Manhattan can you visit the borough’s oldest house, a place used as a headquarters for both the British and the Americans in...

a trip to the dominican republic: ukulele bridezilla zombies and no peanuts

What do beautiful beaches, cliché wedding music and twelve dollar peanuts have in common? While I usually travel with adventure and exploration in mind, my...

travails, dogs and blue eye shadow on the way to paradise

According to many sources the origin of the word travel is likely connected to the French word travailler which means "to work." Other sources...

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