Fisher’s Island NY: When the Music Mattered

Fisher’s Island NY: When the Music Mattered

In the fall of 1989 I made a weekend trip with a friend to Fisher’s Island, NY.  I was looking for a place to visit for a one night jaunt, near enough to Poughkeepsie NY to facilitate a drive from Montreal to that unremarkable town, and then continue the same day to our final destination. … Continued

Champagne Ponds of Hawaii

Big Island, Hawaii We stopped at the hard, black lava rock road in my 4 wheel drive Tucson. While technically, my car was four wheel drive, it’s suspension was not high enough to handle most 4 wheel drive jobs on Big Island. After a few chunky clanks to the chassis, I backed out of the … Continued

Get Out of the City and into the Swamp

So often when people travel for short trips to a specific city, it is the city they tend to explore and nothing more.  They pull out their city maps, with all the hot spots highlighted and listed alphabetically, and plan walking or bus routes to see what they can see.  And there’s nothing wrong with … Continued

Don’t Plan. Just Do.

Planning. Oh, planning. The bane of many a traveller out there, planning is the thorn in the side of the beauty of exploring new places for so many. Whether or not you’re a person who’s planning is simply booking a flight or bus to their next destination, or a person who likes to have their … Continued

One of Jakarta's Main Business Districts

Transformation on the Island of Java

Travel transforms us all the time by rejuvenating us from too much work, exposing us to attitudes and opinions different from our own, stimulating us to dream about how much more we can do to make our lives better, helping us get out of a depressing rut, and even finding a place where we feel … Continued

Travel the World for FREE? or is it BARTER?

Can you really travel the world for FREE? Seems unbelievable.  Here is how my review of Michael Wigge’s book, How to Travel the World for Free begins: Michael Wigge’s book cover (How to Travel the World for Free) says, “I did it and you can do it, too!” Having spent a year traveling in SE … Continued

Climbing Mt. Tallac at Lake Tahoe

Planning a visit to Lake Tahoe in the near future?  Nothing like a refreshing nine-mile hike from the lake (at 6000 feet above sea level) to the summit of Mt. Tallac, altitude 9700 ft.  This hike is one of the most popular in the area and will reward the patient walker with spectacular views. My … Continued

The Viceroy, Luxury Hotel and A Gem in Santa Monica

There’s a gem on Ocean Ave, only steps from the beach. As the website says (and we agree): “Find an exceptional luxury hotel in the Viceroy Santa Monica, the finest California beach hotel offering exceptional accommodations & an ideal location.” Our outdoors evening event, held at the Viceroy, was tasty and enjoyable. Chef Justin explained … Continued

Why SHOULD you TRAVEL?

By Lee Abbamonte Travel opens your eyes and your mind to a whole new world. Travel enables you to see the world through other peoples eyes and from other points of view. Travel increases your awareness of other cultures and people. Travel makes you smarter. Travel is the best education you can receive. Travel enables … Continued

The Waldorf Astoria Indulging in the Good Life

The Waldorf Astoria: Indulging in the Good Life by Terrance Richardson New York City is home to eight million people and a must-see destination for countless tourists. Composed of five distinct boroughs and endless eclectic neighbourhoods, there is no way to see everything in New York in a single visit. However, the idea is to … Continued

We Said Go Travel

We Said Go Travel