Manhattan’s witch store, Enchantments

Enchantments: NYC’s occult and witchcraft store In the middle of East Ninth Street between First & Ave. A, I walk into my favorite Manhattan shop.  As I open the door, I’m greeted by the salsa music of Celia Cruz.  I notice the cauldrons, jars of herbs, darkened bottles of potions, and glitter sparking on the […]

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September 13, 2014


Interview with Kilimanjaro climber

In May of 2012 Nick Carter decided to climb Mount Kilimanjaro, pretty much on a whim.  He’d never climbed a mountain before or been to Africa, but has traveled quite a bit around the world (Caribbean, Europe, Asia).  The mountain is 19,340 feet high.  I asked him about preparations for the trip, the climb itself, […]

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Netflix shows to binge on

I binge on Netflix I admit, I’m a binger and I’m not talking about Jack Daniels or potato chips, but Netflix.  I don’t watch much regular TV, except for Ink Master, Face Off and a couple Housewives.  I’d much rather binge on Netflix when I have time.  (Two things I want to mention about Ink […]

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The devil’s footprint in Munich

When I traveled to Munich I expected to see the beauty of Bavaria, touch the Berlin Wall, taste some awesome beers at the Hofbrauhaus, and gaze hourly as the famed Glockenspiel struck the hour – while drinking some more awesome beers.  I did accomplish those things, but didn’t expect to find some other unusual sights […]

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April 8, 2013

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North Korea: Vacation destination

Imagine a vacation filled with history, culture, international cuisine, dinner cruises, golf and hiking amid views of mountains and waterfalls. Sounds like a nice way to spend a week.  Now imagine that vacation in North Korea.  Yes, the nuclear-armed police state is open for business and looking for your tourist dollars. North Korea, really? I […]

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January 25, 2013

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Airfarewatchdog is better than other travel sites

I’ve used for years but really became a fan last summer when I was looking for cheap fares from New York to New Orleans.  Sometimes booking a trip can get overwhelming as you want to pay the least amount and not feel ripped off.  Just as there are 300 different types of cereal at […]

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