So why am I writing this? Why am I telling you all of this in a Travel/Entertainment blog? Well, this is my Technology review. The Apple Watch I had on my wrist very well could have saved my life.
“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?
Do you recall your first thoughts when we started closing everything down in early 2020? Is this for Real? I will be completely honest. I thought it was a joke. … Continue reading Big Events During Pandemic
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.
How can you start a new local business that will excite your community? Let the Big Apple provide some ideas! I mean, if they can make it here, they’ll make it anywhere!
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
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!
Through my introduction into the world of sneakerheads, I’m learning to not be afraid to be “big.” Wear men’s shoes. Broaden your shoulders. Be loud. Take up space.
I’m not giving up my Christian Louboutins, but I’m definitely working on my street crew and confidence.
You with me?