Category Archives: Travel

Wandering Around New York: The High Line

The High Line is a much-hyped urban transformation project. Once a derelict overhead railway, it’s being transformed into an elevated park and public space. Advertisements

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Wandering Around New York: Brooklyn Flea

Erin and I ventured to Brooklyn Flea last weekend in search of vintage garb and the random assortment of knicks and knacks that one finds at flea markets. The Flea is in its indoor winter home at the former Williamsburg … Continue reading

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Wandering Around New York: Strawberry Fields

“Hey honey, remember that guy John that I told you everybody loved?” – A father to his daughter at Strawberry Fields, Central Park. There’s a memorial to John Lennon only steps from where he was shot and killed by Mark David … Continue reading

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A Day at The Museum

Six million visitors come to the Museum of Natural History every year for a look at dinosaur bones, meteorites from outer space and a calm-as-a-Buddhist-monk Blue Whale dangling from the ceiling. The “history” here is on a geologic or evolutionary scale. How many visitors come to find history of their own? Continue reading

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Today Must Be Social Geography Day

Two points of interest in the world of Social Geography today: 1. TweetsMap uses the Twitter API to determine and visually map your followers by country, state/province or city. It’s useful to see your global reach, and it could also be … Continue reading

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New York is Beautiful

After outings in Harriman State Park and in the Appalachians, I’ve learned that New York is home to some great hiking. Continue reading

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Will Iraq Become a Travel Destination?

It was announced today, finally, that all U.S. troops currently serving in Iraq will be heading home by the end of this year. That country must now look to the future to determine what sort of nation it will become. … Continue reading

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