Saturday, November 18, 2017

weak hurricane [now tropical storm] irene in nyc: flooding and power issues, and fun...

From midtown Manhattan, it seems that the worst is over. The power is still on and there is little damage on the streets. At...

flying north flies north to montréal, and meets a music legend along the way

I'm not a huge fan of LaGuardia - the airport that is.  The airport named after the WWII mayor of New York City is...

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 tale of two flatirons

When one hears the term "Flatiron Building," images of the iconic Fuller Building in New York City immediately come to mind. Once one of...

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...

the streets of old san juan, puerto rico

Old San Juan , Puerto Rico is an easily accessible travel destination that will transport you to a time when Spain was a dominant...

the reality on the ground in new york city in advance of hurricane irene

I’ve been in New York City for twenty-five years and what has happened today is unprecedented thus far – and Hurricane Irene hasn’t even...

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...

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...

trinidad’s pitch lake: the largest natural deposit of asphalt in the world

Every country has its natural tourist attractions such as the Grand Canyon in the U.S., Iguaçu Falls in Argentina and Brazil, Mount Kilimanjaro in...

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