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Margaritaville By Land and Sea

Margaritaville By Land and Sea

By Theresa Russell My usual method of arriving to a cruise port involves following common advice and arriving at the port the day before to allow for any flight delays or cancellations. Typically, I [continue]

Paris Impromptu: A Valentine’s Pilgrimage

Paris Impromptu: A Valentine’s Pilgrimage

By Sandy MacDonald The first time I splurged on a weekend in Paris, in 1969, I was twenty years old and happened to notice that, by some fluke, I’d managed to save up $500 [continue]

Hi-Tech on Anthem of the Seas

Hi-Tech on Anthem of the Seas

By Theresa Russell My good impressions of Royal Caribbean’s newest ship, the Anthem of the Seas started even before I walked into the terminal at Cape Liberty cruise port. An agent greeted me with a [continue]

This Year Jerusalem

This Year Jerusalem

By Denise Mattia Because of the great importance of Jerusalem to Jews, Christians and Muslims as the place God chose to dwell during the world’s creation, centuries of kings and rulers have commissioned builders [continue]

Cairo:  A Universal City

Cairo: A Universal City

By Denise Mattia   Author’s note: Although Cairo made headline news  previously, visitors will find the city safer than many in the U.S. or, in fact, throughout Europe and the Middle East. Through classical [continue]

Irie in Jamaica

Irie in Jamaica

By Denise Mattia “Irie?” Ms. Nicola Madden-Greig, President of the Jamaica Hotel & Tourist Association (JHTA) asked the audience at the official welcome reception for JAPEX 2015. A robust “Irie!” filled the room. Irie [continue]

Classic Grenada

Classic Grenada

By Denise Mattia Few would pass up an invitation to attend the inaugural direct flight on JetBlue Airways from New York to Grenada in the Caribbean. Coffee, tea, an island of cupcakes topped with USA [continue]

Fox Island Adventure

Fox Island Adventure

By Theresa Russell As if exploring Alaska isn’t already an adventure, I succumbed to the lure of Fox Island, a small island off the coast from Seward. The description of the island instantly appealed. [continue]

DATE: A Trade Event in Punta Cana

DATE: A Trade Event in Punta Cana

By Denise Mattia The Dominican Annual Tourism Exchange (DATE 2015) opened at the end of April with a high-energy evening gala at the Barceló Hotel and Resort in Punta Cana. In the large banquet [continue]

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New and Notable

  • Il Valentino Osteria
    Il Valentino Osteria

    By Denise Mattia A mission for my East side colleague and me, an Upper Westsider, is to find unpretentious restaurants that serve good food. Il [continue]

  • Bustan on the Upper West Side
    Bustan on the Upper West Side

    By Denise Mattia The maître d’ at Bustan on Amsterdam bet 83 and 84 on Saturday night rushed my associate and I to our seats, informing us [continue]

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