Before coming to New York I started following a few Twitter accounts: @WHotelsNYC (our hotel), @UnionSquareNY (Union Square, the area in which we’ve been staying), and @UrbanSpaceNYC (curator of New York’s public markets) to see what events and activities were taking place during our stay. The night we arrived they were setting up the Union […]
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Well before we first watched Miracle on 34th Street with my mother, she has longed to visit New York and holiday shop at Macy’s. She has traveled the world throughout her life but it wasn’t until this week that I was able to join her on her first-ever trip to The Big Apple. The purpose […]
What do you do with a historic elevated freight railway that spans over a mile along the West Side of Manhattan? Well you could turn it into a public park, High Line Park to be exact. Owned by the City of New York and maintained by the Friends of the High Line, this elevated public […]
In Vancouver, Stanley Park is a close to a “Happy Place” as I can find. Forest trails, hidden creeks that come alive after a rain shower, and sweeping views of the North Shore. It’s full of life but it’s peaceful at the same time. So, when I come to New York, I always go for […]
Due to the devastation of Superstorm Sandy, the Canadian Red Cross is accepting donations on behalf of the American Red Cross to assist with recovery and relief efforts in affected areas. One of dozens of boats tossed on the roadway in Rockaway. Photo credit: American Red Cross. A few weeks ago I met Red Cross […]
When in New York last month, Keira and I stayed at the Distrikt Hotel between Hell’s Kitchen and the Theatre District. Keira originally found the hotel listed online through Expedia and watched customer reviews pour in since its launch earlier in 2010. Scanning Yelp consistently and seeing that the price was right (packaged with our […]