New England in the fall…It instantly brings to mind bright leaves of red, yellow, and orange, coffee, clam chowder, cozy fisherman sweaters, and football…And, Boston is the hub. Here’s our take on Beantown.
“I know this sounds touristy, but I’d just love to go on one of those five-hour-boat-rides around Manhattan.” The first episode of Seinfeld calls it out…. Today, I’m reviewing all the ways that we’ve learned about (so far) to enjoy the city from the water.
Many locations (New York included) are begging for tourists to return. And, the same was true for Jamaica, which is an entire nation dependent on the tourism industry. However, I would also argue that with the supply chain issues, global import/export regulations, and shipping problems that we’re seeing everywhere, tourism is putting a strain on the already fragile communities that are trying to simply survive in these troubled times.
Anthony Bourdain has a quote that was incredibly apropos to this trip, “Travel isn’t always pretty. It isn’t always comfortable. Sometimes it hurts, it even breaks your heart. But that’s okay. The journey changes you; it should change you. It leaves marks on your memory, on your consciousness, on your heart, and on your body. You take something with you. Hopefully, you leave something good behind.”
The Rockhouse was our draw to Negril. The cliffs and the clear water called to us like a siren. And, swimming in that water was phenomenal. I’ve never enjoyed the sea more. But, I hadn’t planned on being locked at the Rockhouse Hotel for three days straight…
“Death Avenue” is actually one of the most visited places in New York City. Let’s see how well you know the city as the history comes to life. Can you guess where it is before I tell you?
When I would come to New York City as a tourist, it was where I longed to stay…to visit…to shop…to dream. I think that the Upper East Side became the American Dream for many Millennials. Someday, I would work hard enough to enjoy an UES penthouse. Someday, the shopkeepers on Madison would all know me by name. Someday, I would have a corner Italian bistro booth that felt like home. Someday, I might be the next Serena or Blaire or, better still, Lily… Times have changed. I’ve changed. The Upper East Side has changed.
This summer, New York City has been gifted not one, but two Immersive Van Gogh exhibits! Maybe you saw the social media phenomenon or Emily in Paris dazzled by L’Atelier … Continue reading Toasting Immersive Art: Van Gogh in NYC
The Show-Me State. The home of the Cardinals. The middle of the the country. One of four neutral states in the Civil War. Lots of corn, cotton, cattle, and caves. Where both Noah and I were born and raised. Here are our top 10 regions and things to see in our home state of Missouri.
Neighborhoods are the most important aspect to consider when looking for a hotel in NYC. We’ve listed the top 10 that we would recommend here. These are great spots, generally safe, and have wonderful hotel options. Enjoy your trip!
I would welcome anyone: to listen to the stories of Edgar Allen Poe while sipping a drink at America’s oldest pub (The Horse You Came In On), to listen to jazz and enjoy local oysters at Keystone Korner, to sail around the Harbour with America’s Sailing Tours, to have a crab feast at L.P. Steamers, to see Fort McHenry where Francis Scott Key penned The Star Spangled Banner, to walk around Fells Point and get lost in the row houses and architecture, to watch a sunset at Canton Park… Then, tell me how Baltimore isn’t a city to love. Baltimore is “Charm City” and it lives up to its name.
Many of us think about the Hudson River being a barrier between New York City and New Jersey. And, it does serve that purpose…ahem…create that commute. However, north of the city, the Hudson River Valley boasts the Palisades, a castle, West Point, yacht clubs, hiking, and the most adorable towns and small cities. This is our favorite day trip out of the city!