It feels like Christmas in July. Ubitiquous are lamp posts, trees trunks and branches adorned in pearl white, emerald green, and celeste blue lights. Lining the medians of streets and bridge crossings are fixtures of crescent moons and stars, Arabic teapots, lanterns, and other symbols of Islamic faith.
Shopping malls and official businesses are resplendent in hues of amber and blue Read more »
There is something about being on the open road that connotes freedom for me. It’s the same liberating feeling that I get when I go bike riding along the shore- that indescribable sensation of sailing through the air effortlessly, that feeling of having the weight of the world lifted off my back, that feeling of being untarnished by time or place. So when opportunities within my travels, beckon me Read more »
My late father used to tell me, “Gina, you work out as if it were a religion”. Being physically nimble/agile, fit, and healthy has always been of paramount importance to me, having competed in contact sports since the age of 12 and having grown up with eight brothers who were fiercely competitive. Hence, finding a vacation spot that provides equal doses of respite and physical activity is an essential Read more »
I am a fervid fan of free (free pre-concert passes to hobnob backstage with the Gipsy Kings, free VIP access to Jazz at Lincoln Center, free tickets to the 51st Grammy awards ceremony, free super bowl tickets, free tickets to opening day at Fenway Park, free season tickets to the New York Philharmonic symphony, free tickets to watch the Knicks play basketball). Just mention the word “free”, “gratis”, Read more »
Go West, young woman, go West!!! The Western region of Abu Dhabi is probably one of the lesser celebrated regions of the United Arab Emirates. Most first time visitors to the UAE, want to experience the glitz and glamour and the frenzied pace of it’s big sister cities, Dubai and Abu Dhabi. Yet, when you want to escape the chaos inherent of “big city” life and when you really want to become Read more »
Whatever you want to classify “it” as, I have most definitively got “it”- the thing known as “the travel bug”, “wanderlust”,“itchy feet”, “peripatetic-‘itis’”. I would undoubtedly be considered a late bloomer when it comes to “destination traveling”, having only flown on my first plane at the liberated age of 21 to Tucson, Arizona-one of my favorite haunts in the Read more »