New York City

A New York View of the National Debt

New York City offers a unique snapshot of what it means to be American. After all, Ellis Island recalls the historical arrival of many of our ancestors to “the land where dreams come true.” Snapshots give a glimpse at something. And many people choose to only share the happy and positive peeks at their world. …

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Tripping through New York City Part Four: Like a Native

Ah, New York, New York. So much to see in the City that Never Sleeps. But where should a tourist start? No need for this tourist to wonder. Instead, she booked the best tour guides a girl (or guy) can get: two New York City Natives. Okay, not-natives, but that sounds snappier than “residents.” Neither …

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How NOT to Tour the UN Building: Tripping through New York City Part Three

Many cities tempt the historian or patriot or citizen within you. New York City is an international destination which invites residents of the world to peek inside the headquarters of the United Nations. As you approach the complex, the semi-circle of diverse flags flap and sway in the constant stream of cabs, commercial and private …

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Tripping through New York City Part Two: Like a Tourist

New York City beckons with bright lights and incredible historical significance. It’s a tourist destination…with plenty of traps to snare the unwary. There are probably guide books. With the dawn of the digital age, information on the Internet could bury the unsuspecting in a maze without cheese at it’s center. Now that I’ve toured the …

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Tripping through New York City Part One: Getting Around

Cities can be a beast to navigate. New York City can be especially beastly, and I’m thankful I didn’t have to stumble around like a blind person in a foreign country. Because believe me, the Big Apple is foreign soil for a West Coast country girl like me. I intended this post to share the …

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In Memoriam: The Day When Everything Changed

As I prepared my blogs ahead of time, I came to 9/11. Monday is my regular posting day, and I had a post about writing ready to go. Then I typed the date. And stopped. Memories swamped me. Where I was. How I felt. How I needed to connect with my traveling husband, and the …

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World Travel in one long walk

Only in Las Vegas can you go from New York to Paris by crossing four pedestrian bridges and zero bodies of water. This is world travel at its least complex. Bright blue sky accompanied our stroll down Las Vegas Boulevard on Monday morning. After registering at the conference at The Cosmopolitan, we began our tourist …

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