NYC Tours

After circling the globe, New York City is still my very favorite place. I would like to share my love of this city with you. Take a tour with me. We’ll start from Downtown Brooklyn, then walk along the Brooklyn Heights promenade, ending up on Wall Street, the center of finance. This tour brings together the history, notable figures, architecture and real estate, to provide a layered understanding of how New York City came to be the wonderful city that it is today.

Global Travel

Explore the globe. Experience the diverse cultures, customs and foods around the world. Whether you want to go to Europe or Asia or Africa or wherever… and whether you want to go via land, air or sea….we will create a private custom trip for you or for you and your companion(s) to suit your travel dreams.

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I first started blogging during my RTW (Round the World) trip of a lifetime in 2011, when I explored 16 cities in 11 countries, spanning 5 continents. Sharing my adventures in real-time became a whole new travel experience. So, join me as I explore my hometown, NYC, as well as the rest of the globe. Check out the blogs of my RTW (Round the World) 2011, as well as some of my other favorite destinations, such as Ethiopia, Myanmar, or Spain to name just a few. And follow me next Spring as I take an extensive trip through Europe, visiting some of my favorite places, as well as exploring new destinations.

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Social Impact Travel to Dominican Republic

When I signed up for Fathom Travel’s new “Social/Impact” cruise to the Dominican Republic, I was skeptical about this new concept for travel.   Can 500 or so “cruise ship-pampered” Americans really make an impact?  Were we going to be faced with cynicism from the people of the Dominican Republic? How would we be seen through their eyes?  As 25 of Continue Reading

Year In Review 2015

Before heading out for my 2016 travel adventures, it’s time to reflect back on my travels in 2015. After spending two weeks in Hilton Head in January 2015, I headed back to Spain in April.  I spent a week at a time share exchange on the southern coast for rest and relaxation and seafood, and also visited the picturesque hilltop Continue Reading

Summer In NYC 2015: “OTHER” Shakespeare in the “Parks”

In addition to the widely known Shakespeare In the Park, which takes place at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park, there are numerous other opportunities to see Shakespeare for free in parks around the city…without standing (or sitting!) in line all morning. So far I’ve tried out two of them. First,  the Manhattan Shakespeare Project is performing The Taming of the Shrew this Continue Reading

Summer In NYC 2015 – July and beyond

Below is a continuation of events for the Summer 2015… May 27 – August 23          Shakespeare in the Park, Central Park  (see my post about getting tickets for Shakespeare in the Park) June 3 – August 8             Celebrate Brooklyn June 18 – Aug 13               Union Square, Lunchtime Jazz (Thursdays 12noon to 1:30pm) June 24- July 29           Oval Lawn Series Continue Reading

Summer in NYC: Shakespeare in the Park

The most widely known “Shakespeare in the Park” offering in New York City is performed at the Delacorte Theater in Central Park. These free productions often include one or more “celebrity” cast members.  I have been lucky enough to see several of these productions over the years, including Anne Hathaway in Twelfth Night; John Lithgow and Annette Benning in King Lear; Continue Reading

Summer in NYC – 2015

[See my New Post for activities from July and beyond]. There is so much to do in NYC in the summer! If you are visiting, or if you live here but never seem to take advantage of what NYC has to offer, I thought I would provide you with some ideas of the vast offerings by posting anything here that Continue Reading

Finding the Right Suitcase

Everybody has their own favorite type of suitcase. A few months ago, I decided I needed to get a new one. I have a small 18″ Lipault that I like… …but once my trip went beyond a week or so, it became too jam-packed. My other bag, which I thought was small when I went on my round the world Continue Reading

Dallas Perspective on Morocco

The following piece was written by guest blogger, Eliza Solender** If DFW finds it’s short of construction cranes, my husband and I can tell you where to find them – they’ve gone to the Kingdom of Morocco.  We just returned from The Dallas Assembly trip to Morocco with 75 other Dallas folks most of whom had never been there and Continue Reading

The Fascinating City of Varanasi, India

As we walked through the teeming streets of Varanasi, our guide summed up his city as one of contradictions…. Modern vs. Traditional; Ugly vs. Beautiful; Chaotic vs. Peaceful; Faith vs. Vision; Life vs. Death. Varanasi is the spiritual capital of India.  It is considered by many to be the birthplace of Hinduism, while the nearby Sarnath is considered to be Continue Reading

Year in Review 2013

Happy New Year to everyone!  Can you believe another year has flown by?  It’s time to reflect back and it always amazes me how much I’ve actually done over the course of a year. It was only a year ago that I reported the formation of my travel consulting company and so much has happened since then.   At the end Continue Reading

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