Americans have an ongoing love affair with the car and great open road. To Americans, there’s nothing that holds more appeal than the classic road trip. It’s built into our cultural DNA dating as far back as the 1920s. In Jazz Age America, the car was a symbol of freedom — a chance to escape your small […]
Warning: This is not a budget-friendly post, but it will make you thirsty! I love the 1920s — a lot. Midnight in Paris is one of my favorite movies. I had a Prohibition-era themed birthday party this year. I own vintage clothes. I listen to a lot of jazz. I’ve started taking swing classes. If I could […]
New York City has many walking tour companies — from free tours to food tours to neighborhood tours to expensive private walking tours. This place has it all, and with so much history and culture and so many nationalities represented here, it’s not really that surprising. New York seems to have a walking tour for […]
Over the years, hitchhiking has developed a bad reputation, mostly thanks to the media. It is actually a rather safe way to explore – including in America! If you’ve always dreamed of hitchhiking but are unsure of how to do it, where to begin, and how to stay safe, these tips will get you started!
San Francisco is one of the most eclectic cities in the United States. It’s home to liberals, hippies, hipsters, techies, immigrants, yuppies, one of the oldest gay scenes in the States, that big red bridge, Alcatraz, delicious Chinese food, seafood, and, well, food in general (this is a great city to be hungry in). To […]
The oil refinery I saw on the way to my apartment rental in Curaçao was a harbinger of things to come. The Caribbean conjures up images of white sand beaches, palm trees, coral reefs, and tropical drinks. This summer, I planned to travel much of the Caribbean (spoiler alert: I didn’t). At the top of […]