March 2020 will be remembered as a time of bewilderness, uncertainty, unstableness, overwhelmed, and helplessness as we globally experience what a pandemic is like. Our lives, our children, and our history will forever be shaped by what will be happening over the remaining year. For many, it will be a lost year of dreams, bucket list goals, year-end….
Come January 2020 I decided that besides getting a break from the cold and what has been a stressful six-month work schedule, I needed time to reflect on the planning of this blog. I committed to staying put in one place and….
During my stay in Puerto Vallarta in Mexico during the epiphany week, I was able to partake in their traditional Rosca de Reyes (the classic King’s Cake) celebration. It’s interesting to see the different ways that….
During my stay in Puerta Vallarta, I took another day tour to visit two bohemian villages that still remain authentic, although changing a bit, as tourism becomes their primary economic base. As always, it annoys me when these tour companies make unnecessary stops at…
I have two timeshares that I try to use when possible, one with Marriot and the other in Mexico. For my trip to Mexico, I made an exchange and stayed at the VIDA Resort. This resort is a bit over the top, as they are….
Don’t you just love reading the travel section of the NY Times without having to rustle through the rest of the paper? I do, which is why attending its annual travel show is worthy of a visit. This is my third visit to this show and surely will not be my last. The show is held generally on….
Back in Miami for a bit of work and my usual weekend stay stretching it through the President Day’s holiday celebrating a friend’s birthday. Got a chance to stay at a lovely apartment 50 floors up looking over…
For the last ten years, I have been attending art fairs in many of the cities that I have visited during my travels and in New York City, about 35 minutes from where I live in New Jersey. I have listed some of the most popular art fairs both in…..
The city of Newark, New Jersey, has indeed seen worse days as it grapples with its economy in what has historically been a predominately black and brown urban center. In the last 20 years, Newark has tried to overcome its….
Bookstores are hard to resist for me as I enjoy reading titles of books to see if any of them intrigue me enough to want to take one home. I tend to be a bit of a self-improvement nerd, so the title of this book made me think about my short attention span in what is a fast-paced work environment for most of us. How does one slow down and take notice? In fact, how does one gain or….