Brooklyn SummerStage Tap Show

One thing about summer nights in New York is that there’s always something to do or see. My friends heard about a tap dance show and we made our way to my beloved Brooklyn.

New York City hosts a series of free concerts and cultural shows each summer. This is my first show this season- I’ll be catching many more.

Jason Samuels Smith is tapping and The Owen Brown Quartet is jamming!

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Charming Charleston

I’ve been visiting Charleston for as long as I can remember. Chucktown, as some locals refer to their city is somewhat of a blast to the past: mixing south charm with a stylish metropolitan vibe.

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The downtown area is full of history and charm.

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This lil fella was lazily moving along in the ninety-degree heat.

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Chucktown is known for its amazing seafood. One of my favorite southern dishes is shrimp and grits. Virginia’s on King restaurant does not disappoint with their famous version. It was absolutely delicious!

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The architecture is not to be missed in Chucktown. I caught a glimpse in this ornate window downtown.

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A tour guide told me the sights and history of Charleston is best seen and heard on a horse and carriage tour of the city or (if you’re up for it) a guided walking tour. Upon my return, I’ll definitely be up for it, Chucktown!

Dollar Vans: An Alternate NYC Route

A look into NYC’s Dollar Vans: an alternate form of public transport.

Millions of New Yorkers rely on MTA buses, subways, and commuter trains to get to and fro in Manhattan and the outer boroughs. However, as ubiquitous as we’d like to think public transport is in NYC, such is not always the case.

When I lived in Brooklyn I often spotted passenger vans in the downtown metro areas picking up and dropping off passengers. I’d never ridden in a dollar van but I observed its system of transport from a distance. New Yorkers -not the WASP characters overrepresented in most media but New Yorkers like the immigrants, the first, second, and even third generations who helped build and still continue to shape this city too- are picked up from the bustling centers of the borough and bussed away to their underserved neighborhoods.

Why didn’t the MTA think to expand transport into these neighborhoods?

Beeluvd Book

Despite some gripes I had with the protagonist and the plot I was quite entertained.  It’s an exciting mystery that thrillingly unravels in the most fabulous European locations. 

I read there’s a movie version that’s in development.  If so, I’m certainly looking forward to seeing it.  If the film is done right, it’ll be an edge-of-your-seat kind of thriller.  Can’t wait!

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18 Life Lessons Learned From Traveling The World

Pack a pillow and a blanket. See the world. You will never regret it. –The Namesake (film).

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I never thought I would still be nomadic. My original round-the-world trip was only supposed to last one year before I went back home, found a “real” job, settled down, and by now, be married, have a house, 2.5 children, and complain about my retirement fund to my friends.

Yet life took a decidedly different turn and here I am, seven years later, writing this from an overnight train to Copenhagen with the same desire to explore the world and no sign of stopping soon.

After so many years on the road, there are a few life lessons I’ve learned from travel that I never would have learned otherwise and I wanted to share with you today.

1. It’s not that hard.

Every day, people get up, go out the door to travel the world, and survive and thrive. Kids as young as 18 make their way around the world…

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