2012

Year in Review 2012

Happy New Year to everyone!  Another year has flown by already? I always like to reflect back on a year gone by to see what I’ve accomplished and to savor my travel memories.  As 2012 began, I had just begun to talk about the possibility of forming my own travel...
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Christmas in New York

Links Updated:  December 1, 2016. New York is magical at this time of year!  I love to wander the streets and feel the wonder of the Holidays. Since I live here, I take it for granted that everyone knows what New York has to offer until my out of town...
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Things To See In Barcelona

I recently spent a few days in Barcelona, Spain, as an adjunct to attending the TBEX (Travel Bloggers Exchange) Conference in the town of Girona.  It was a great walk down memory lane, as I had been to Barcelona in 1992 for the Olympic Games.   I had an opportunity to revisit...
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Gaudi in “Context”

While in Spain in September for the TBEX Conference in Girona (hosted by Costa Brava Pirineu de Girona), I stopped off in Barcelona for a few days to rediscover that city which I had last visited during the Barcelona1992 Olympic Games. At that time, I was enamored by Gaudi’s architecture, and...
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Autumn in New York

Autumn is one of the best times to visit (or live in) New York.  For starters, the weather is perfect at this time of year with temperatures of:  September:  60-76oF (16-24oC); October: 50-65oF (9-18oC); November:  41-54oF (5-12oC). Plus it’s a time when everything is in a state of renewal.  New art exhibits, new broadway shows,...
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Packing for Trip to Spain.

When I went on my RTW trip in 2011, it required me to really think about what I would need to pack.  I studied websites (such as onebag.com) and was able to narrow it down to one medium sized rolling bag (too big to carry-on, but light enough to still...
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Remembering 9/11…

As we all face another anniversary of the events on this day in 2001, I reflect on my own experience, in memory of the lives lost that day. As any of you who know me are aware, I don’t talk much about it.  And when I do, my emotions are...
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My Day at the USOpen, 2012

Last year I had purchased a ticket to the USOpen, the fourth and final major tennis tournament held each year comprising the Grand Slam (the other three being the Australian Open, French Open and Wimbledon).  After sitting through intermittent rain showers all day last year, the day was officially ruled as a rain...
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