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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan March 27th 2019

High on Life, high on love, high on The Highline walk and High in rooftop bars Twenty-five years ago (March 26, 1994) we were married barefoot on a glistening white sandy beach in Barbados listening to the intoxicating roar of the ocean waves surrounded by good friends and family. Banks beer and rum drinks flowed and island music played. At that time we vowed to attempt to celebrate our bigger wedding anniversaries on an island. On our 5thanniversary we went back to Barbados to celebrate, our 10thwe spent it in Fiji on Matamanoa Island, our 15thwas on Sanibel Island, Florida, we were off to explore Ireland for our 20thanniversary. We decided our 25thanniversary should be spent on one of the more famous islands in America so here we are in Manhattan. No regrets is our motto. ... read more
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Birding in Central Park
Great pizza!

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan February 24th 2019

Over the past 15 years or so I’ve been to NYC on a good number of occasions but mostly for day trips and rarely for a weekend. My family and I have enjoyed many Broadway plays, Radio City Music Hall, the ballet, a museum or two, and some fun restaurants. One event I’ve been wishing to attend has always been just out of reach for one reason or another. That event is the “New York Times Travel Show,” and this year my wish was fulfilled! Now a fixture on New York City’s winter events calendar, each January brings the much-anticipated travel show to those of us seeking travel destinations inspiration. Staged in the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, this marked the 16th year that this 2-day event has been held. Last year's show topped 30,000 in ... read more
Shades of New Orleans

North America » United States » New York » New York January 1st 2019

You are looking forward to your next vacation in 2019, when you will be able to relax with your family and explore a new place or return to a favorite location. Given the fact the average American vacation is only 3.8 days; you want to get the most out of them. But your plans can easily backfire when you become sick, like I did when I visited New York. After talking to several friends, I found out the Big Apple is notorious for making people sick. Literally! Keep your eating habits One of the best places to binge on junk food and try new recipesis New York. This city has something that makes you eat loads of junk food, which leads to health problems. One of them is linked to digestion. Dependi... read more
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North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan November 9th 2018

Nov 11, 2018 (New York) - Getting ready for the long haul over to the Middle East for a short stop over before flying on to Bangladesh. It seemed like we had a lot of time planned to be on the ground, but given the tight schedule. I land at 2 am on November 11 (local) and we start meetings at 8:30 and push through the whole day. The work in Bangladesh is being coordinated through a large local NGO( BRAC). The plan calls for trips to local facilities in Dhaka, but also travel to Cox's Bazar and the large refugee camp near there. Considering local travel constraints, I'm packing only "carry on" - got it all into a small back pack! More soon!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Queens November 9th 2018

New York (Nov 9, 2018) In the 50's and rainy in New York this Friday evening. Fridays evenings can be challenging to get to JFK, so I chose the subway and the Air Train which worked quite well. I got to the Kuwait Airlines ticket counter early so there were no lines. The gate agent told me they had an upgrade to Premium Economy (more legroom and closer to the front) so I went for it. Hope to get some sleep on this leg so I can be in shape to meet at 8:30 the morning I arrive. Flight looks pretty full. More soon from the other side of the pond!... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Manhattan October 24th 2018

Let the self indulgence begin! I’m on VACATION!! Oh, and so is Susan. We are in the lounge where she is swilling free tomato juice like it was, er, free while I type this while sitting in a – wait for it – comfy chair! Such decadence. And when I finish this, oatmeal! Yee and haw. We splurged and upgraded to business class – at least for the leg to Montreal. Upgrading on the New York leg would actually cost MORE than the Edmonton run. Go figure. And since even tourist class on the New York flight is only two seats across, we get to sit together, which is the most important part. As long as Susan gets the window and I get the aisle, we’re golden. (And, yes, thank you, I am aware of the ... read more

North America » United States » New York » New York » Brooklyn September 30th 2018

We’re now four and a half days into our seven day visit to New York City and so time to start this blog. We’ve also had a slightly quieter day today in an effort to give Terry’s sore feet a bit of rest. We arrived here last Monday after a very early (3:00am) start in Los Angeles, 6:00 am departure followed by a 5-hr flight to NYC. By the time we collected our luggage, caught a taxi and crawled through the heavy traffic at JFK it was probably about 3:30 pm before we reached our apartment in the Clinton Hill district of Brooklyn. Once again, we are staying in an AirBnB and chose to stay in Brooklyn rather than with the throngs of other tourists in Manhattan. Our apartment is lovely, a 1-bedroom affair in a ... read more
At Madam Tussauds
A bunch of dead Presidents
The Oculus at World Trade Center

North America » United States » New York » New York » Staten Island September 30th 2018

Ostatni tydzień urlopu spędziliśmy w Nowym Jorku z rodziną. Miasto już (nieźle) nam znane (Zuza była czwarty raz, Sebastian więcej, ale nie potrafi policzyć). Wszystkie podstawowe must seemieliśmy już zaliczone i chcieliśmy spędzić ten czas na spokojnie i po swojemu. Nie mogło zabraknąć odwiedzin ulubionych miejsc, takich jak Central Park, Broadway czy High Line oraz zakupów w okazyjnych cenach 😉 Zmianie uległa też nasza baza wypadowa, mieszcząca się obecnie na Staten Island, co wydłużyło nieco podróże na Manhattan, ale też dodało nowych wrażeń, jak zwiedzanie miasta z pokładu promu (nocna panorama!), czy bieganie nad brzegiem oceanu. Pogoda była kapryśna, co też pokrzyżowało nasz plan poświęcenia jednego dnia na plażing i smażing. Odwiedziliśmy Samsung Experience, gdzie chcieliśmy doświa... read more
Widok na Union Square
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North America » United States » New York » New York September 23rd 2018

When Kate and I travel , as it goes with most Airline employees , we fly standby. Generally it works out okay , but there is never any relaxing until you are occupying a seat and the cabin door has closed. In our past , an upgrade to Executive or Priemier or J or First Class or whatever, came with , maybe the tie you were wearing or whether you knew the Agent or the Flt Attendant or who knows, In our world now we have 3 opportunities to book an upgradeable ticket each year. If there is space available you will be assigned an executive seat. No bribing necessary. We started our adventure on the Dreamliner in the lay flat seats , nice breakfast, 2 movies!. Passed on the Port , but Kate had 2 ... read more
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