Metropolitan Diary: In the 1940s, a knish from a mobile vendor was one of the few street-food options for schoolchildren.
Official photos from the March 27 episode.
A few years ago I stayed at COLONY CLUB in Barbados. It is a dreamy hotel right on the beach. I’m dreaming of Barbados and think maybe a trip to their Food & Wine & Rum festival may be exactly what I need to get my Bajan fix. Of course, as I went to write [...]
I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train. - Oscar Wilde
Picking up and going, with only a phone to capture the journeys.
Outside of a honeymoon cruise to the Caribbean, a few days in Canada, and a weekend in Santa Monica, I have never traveled outside of America. That all changes this week, as the wife and I begin to make our way to Rome, where we will arrive Monday night after an overnight layover in Chicago and another layover in Munich. Show More Summary
In my exploration of Phoenix my home base was The Canyon Suites at The Phoenician. The Canyon Suites is a glamorous and luxurious hotel. It is an escape. Immediately upon walking in the lobby there is a presence of relaxation and that all your cares will be taken care – because they will. The hotel’s [...]
Well the cat’s outta the bag pretty early in this week’s episode of "Vampire Diaries" when Katherine immediately admits to Matt she’s traveling in Elena’s body. And right before we all get confused, she compels him to forget it all.
Scott Stephenson alerted me to this delightful entry from the diary of William Ellery (1727-1820, shown here), Rhode Island delegate to the Continental Congress. In 1778 Ellery was traveling to Philadelphia with William Redwood (1726-1815), a Philadelphia merchant who had been born in Newport: Nov. Show More Summary
In 1733, a man from Firenze, in Italy, named Moise (Moses) Vita (Hayyim) Cafsuto (Cassuto) set off on a journey to the Holy Land. He kept a diary of his travels throughout the Middle East, where he noted interesting sites (specifically Jewish ones, like graves and synagogues) and scenes along his journey. We recently acquired [...]
My last day in Mesa was definitely too short. It started with a lovely breakfast at The Cutting Board Bakery and Café. I’m a fan of anything and all things local so having organic and locally sourced ingredients was a fitting ending to a great trip. It was also nice to have fresh juice and [...]
One of the best things about being outdoors and having fun is the opportunity to get in some for of exercise. I didn’t realize I liked hiking until I moved to the DC area, but now I love it. On day 4 of the desert renewal we spent fun outside. We started the day with [...]
We started day 3 of our desert renewal headed to Mesa, Arizona. Mesa is suburb of Phoenix, but to visitors the city isn’t as known as say Scottsdale. That is changing. Mesa is full of fun things to do such as hiking and biking tours, yoga at Usury park, birding tours, canyon lake cruises, and [...]
Ugh, awards season and travel got me behind — there was another new one last night that isn’t covered here. Has anyone discovered human cloning yet? HOWEVER: Amid all the clothes, the show very bravely tackles the spectre of AIDS in the ’80s, and while it’s not super expansively done (how can it be, on Read More...
So I drew this a while ago. And clearly today. With Home in mind... it is the beast that carries the basket. A travelling companion most useful. It fits to my new mindset. And looking back to the Magic Diaries...
The best way to appreciate a desert renewal consists of being inside and outdoors. This renewal included yoga, hiking, spa treatments, and meditation. The Centre for Well-Being at The Phoenician is located at the center of the property and with up-close and breathtaking views and access to Camelback Mountain. The Centre is a respite from [...]
I’ve got a little mark in my diary from a trip this summer that says, in my scribbly-happy handwriting, "I should always focus on the following: Solo Travel, Education, Generosity, Love."
Phoenix, Arizona is mostly known for its summer heat, but Phoenix is looking exceptionally lovely today as we are dealing with the Polar Vortex. I would rather be in the desert, riding on a highway viewing mountains without snow, and being able to stand-up paddleboard on Saguaro Lake. The sixth largest city in the country [...]
Having trouble looking for your gate there, Ian Somerhalder?? The Vampire Diaries star made his way through LAX to board a plane to Atlanta on Monday afternoon! No travel buddy this time, Ian? From the looks of your Twitter, it kinda sounds like you needed one! While he was in the air, Ian tweeted: On plane-bad turbulence always makes [...]
This year was, without a doubt, jam-packed with nonstop fun! We traveled the world to get you in on the action, covering amazing events from the Cannes Film Festival in France to Comic-Con down in San Diego. On top of that, we were honored to host so many famous - and handsome - faces to our offices. Show More Summary