How to Fascinate in New York City: Shopping with Hats!

Diane Raaum and I recently got our New York fix together. She reflects on one particularly fun aspect of our trip in this guest blog post. ———————————————————————————— On a recent trip to New York City, I was fortunate to be able to travel with The Rollerbag Goddess. As friends we share lots of interests and … More How to Fascinate in New York City: Shopping with Hats!

Fear and Self-Loathing in New York City

Rank this among so-called “First-World problems,” but it’s nearly impossible for me to be a skinny foodie. Simply put, I follow my stomach around the planet. To me, the greatest possessions in the world are gastronomic; the greatest investments, digestible. The only caloric blow-out meal was at The Plaza in Manhattan. It was worth every … More Fear and Self-Loathing in New York City

Go ahead, travel. What’s the Worst that could Happen?

Imagine what could happen if you were to travel.Surely, beauty would emerge. Photo by Charish Badzinski.  When they hear of my travels, particularly my solo adventures, so many people say, “Oh, I could never do that.” When I press, most often people seem uncomfortable considering the possibility, though few will admit they’re just plain scared.  … More Go ahead, travel. What’s the Worst that could Happen?

Random Travel Photo of the Week: Midnight snack in Times Square, Manhattan

Midnight snack. Times Square, Manhattan, New York. Photo by Charish Badzinski. Like this post? You might also like:  Weekend Getaway: Hit the NYC Highlights in 48 Hours Can This Vacation Be Saved? Travel Foodies Versus Food Camels Brooklyn in Bloom: A Tour of Brooklyn Botanical Garden in Spring _____________________________________________________________________________________________ Join our community of travelers and … More Random Travel Photo of the Week: Midnight snack in Times Square, Manhattan