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Top Travel Tip: Fishs Eddy, New York

Top Travel Tip: Fishs Eddy, New York

Today’s tip: Fishs Eddy, New York I came across this shop many many years ago and I fell in love immediately. Fishs Eddy is a New York shop that sells delightful dinnerware and crockery and I am always blown away by their creative and beautiful designs. The flagship store is near Union Square on Broadway … Continue reading

I love a good door

I love a good door

No matter where I am in the world, i am always drawn to doorways.  From brightly painted ones surround by tropical pants in Brazil, to gothic relics in ancient Italian fortresses, to rusting wrought iron in Lebanon, I love them all. The older, and more derelict the better in my book:

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

3 months of travel in 3 minutes

Last year I was lucky enough to spend three whole months traveling.  I nearly made it all the way around the world from Europe, to the Middle East, through the US and around South East Asia. I saw some wonderful places, met fascinating people, and got to celebrate a few milestones with good friends. I … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Astor Place Hair

Top Travel Tip: Astor Place Hair

Today’s Tip: Astor Place Hair Greenwich Village, New york Astor Hair  at 2 astor Place in Manhattan’s Greenwich VIllage is the real deal.  The basement babar shop has been cutting New Yorker’s locks for 65  years and they are still going strong. Down the steps and through the double doors, there is a bustling cutting … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Staten Island Ferry

Top Travel Tip: The Staten Island Ferry

Today’s Tip: The Staten Island Ferry, New York Manhattan has some of the most spectacular urban views in the country, and a perch onboard the Staten island ferry is a fabulous way to take in the scenery. Run by the city, the ferry’s primary role is to transport people between Staten Island and the southern … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip; Yonah Schimmel Knishery

Top Travel Tip; Yonah Schimmel Knishery

Today’s Tip: Yonah Schimmel Knishery, Lower East Side, New York Yonah’s is a classic New York establishment if there ever was one.  And for $3.50 their Knishs are a tasty, filling bargain. As the story goes, Yonah Schimmel, a Romanian immigrant, started selling potato knishs in the Lower East Side from a push cart in … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: Shake Shack

Top Travel Tip: Shake Shack

Today’s Tip: Shake Shack I fucking love this place.  There just isn’t any other way to put it.  The first one opened in New York’s Madison Square Park 2001 and it became a local phenomenon.  Now they have outposts in 5 states and (randomly) two Middle Eastern countries: Dubai and Kuwait. They do what you’d … Continue reading

A rolling stone

A rolling stone

It has been just over one year since I decided I’d had enough of Washington, DC and set off on this adventure.  Since then I have been to seven countries and countless cities.  I have traveled by plane, train, subway, boat, motor scooter, bike, car, bus, and on foot.  I’ve lounged poolside, hiked up volcanoes, … Continue reading

Zipping up the suitcase again

Zipping up the suitcase again

No matter how long a visit, I have with the Englishman, I never seem to realize it will come to and end, until its time to say goodbye. This time we had a full month in each other’s company. Something of a record for the past few years. We certainly crammed a lot into the … Continue reading

The view from the window seat

The view from the window seat

I always like to get a window seat if I can.  Not only so I can lean my head against the vibrating wall on long haul flights, but also for the view. A few years ago, I was flying somewhere from San Francisco, I forget where, and I happened to look out the window just … Continue reading

Top Travel Tip: The Jane Hotel – New York

Top Travel Tip: The Jane Hotel – New York

Today’s Tip: The Jane Hotel Where to stay in New York?  The age old question.  Hotels in Manhattan are outrageously expensive.  Even crappy ones.  Its easy to pay $500 and up for a cramped, noisy, run-of-the-mill room. Enter The Jane.  Situated down quiet Jane street in the West Village, adjacent to the Meatpacking district, the … Continue reading

To coffee, with love

To coffee, with love

Coffee is an integral part of travel. It is for me anyway. From the first piping hot cup in the morning, to the afternoon pick me up, or the punctuation after a particularly wine infused lunch or dinner, coffee is a daily ritual I love to partake in.