in new york city, dumbo is not an animated elephant

If you are out and about in New York City and want to get some of the most spectacular views of the Brooklyn Bridge...

do not travel to mexico – so sayeth the state of texas

In the last few months two travel warnings have been issued by the Texas chief of public safety, warning students traveling on spring break...

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...

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...

it’s always sunny in montréal

I woke up this morning in Montréal. Don’t ask me how I got here, must have been some kind of vortex that was activated...

hurricane irene update: manhattan island floods in advance of the real power of the...

As of 9:30am Eastern Standard Time, with Hurricane Irene showing the very beginnings of its power, New York City is already inundated, and Manhattan...

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 sun cuts communications to canada’s arctic provinces. yes, you read it right

Flights have been cancelled, bank machines are inoperable, and mobile phones do not work – all due to the sun. Almost forty communities in...

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...

welcome to curaçao: need a coffee?

By Guest Blogger Vince Catalanotto. If your cruise liner docks in Curaçao, resist the urge to stop in Starbucks. You will find an outlet of the...

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