Category Archives: Road Trippin’

Hovering Over Uptown

The other night when most of my fellow passengers we’re dozing away in sleepy airplane bliss, I was transfixed at my window seat gazing down at New York City completely aglow. When I realized we were swinging over Manhattan, I … Continue reading

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Stranger in a Strange Land – the Flora of Orange County, California

  Turns out, living for a year without a car in Southern California is not so much an adventure as it is just a pain-in-the-ass.  Public transportation is kind of an option if you want to travel 4 miles to … Continue reading

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Backstreet Cultural Museum (Tremé) – “They don’t do this nowhere else but in New Orleans”

Fi Yi Yi, Wild Magnolias, Creole Wild West, Congo Nation, Wild Tchoupitoulas, Black Seminoles, 9th Ward Hunters, 7th Ward Hard Headers, Flaming Arrows, Black Eagles, White Eagles, Red Hawks Hunters, Golden Comanche, Wild Bogacheeta… New Orleans is home to one … Continue reading

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A Mellow Medieval Gem: Visby, Sweden

Ever dream what it would be like to wander around an empty Medieval European city  without tourists crowding the streets? Jump on the ferry to Visby. While Swedes pack this island destination during the summer months to party 24-7, September … Continue reading

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From Above The Clouds: New York City

On a recent flight out west, I had the good fortune to sit on the right side of the plane (actually the left side in this case) to capture a gorgeous view of the five boroughs from high above the … Continue reading

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Groovin’ Philly Style at Bob & Barbara’s Lounge

One of our all time favorite weekend road trips is Philly–a city that keeps on keeping it real. It’s only a couple of hours away and it has so many great neighborhoods and places to hang out. Near the top … Continue reading

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Over Iceland

Flying into an American airport is usually very similar. There might be some nice open space, shimmering sea, or mountains to see from the air, but the second you start to get near the runway the urban sprawl starts to … Continue reading

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Granada in Dimunitive Details

“Granada, tranquil and refined, girded by her sierras, riding eternally at anchor, sets her own horizons, takes pleasure in her small jewels, and offers her bland diminutive: a diminutive without rhythm, almost without grace and charm when one compares it … Continue reading

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Off Season Block Island Bliss

Block Island is amazing in the summer: sandy beaches, relaxing bike rides, feasts of grilled fish, and drinks on a historic hotel deck. However, it’s the off season when this tiny and often overlooked island really shines. This time of … Continue reading

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Hangin’ in Plaza de Juan Pujol

With this never ending winter in New York (really, do we still need hat and gloves on a late April evening?), the mind drifts towards warmer times. Case in point: just about a year ago, the 106thstreeters were renting a … Continue reading

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