Last Sunday the New York Post reported on a popular excursion hosted by Real Bronx Tour called “The Ghetto Tour“. The groups participating in the tour were mostly made up of European and Australian tourists and covered sections from Midtown to the South Bronx. New York Pass describes the tours as a ride through a real New York City “GHETTO”.
The price to stare at poor people of color? $45 per person.
And with that, tourists lined up, cameras in hand as tour guides took them along low-income neighborhoods, lines of homeless people waiting for food at their local shelters, and everyday people just going about their lives. Though a lot of these tourists will see many people different from them, doing things that maybe they don’t often see being done in their own country, in ways that they are unfamiliar with, I can guarantee that they won’t see “the ghetto”.
New York City is about to get an eye-full as thousands of men and women wear bras during their participation in Walk the Walk’s MoonWalk marathon. The Power Walk through the city wearing brightly decorated bras is meant to inspire and encourage others to get fit, have fun, and raise money for breast cancer charities in New York.
The MoonWalk will begin with a participant opening ceremony celebration at Randall’s Island. Walkers will then depart on an up to 26.2 mile route through Manhattan’s most iconic landmarks, in all their evening glory. There will also be a Half Marathon option to ensure that everyone can participate no matter their fitness levels or abilities.
With its distinctive sleek white hull, blue details and bold X, Celebrity Cruises’ Fleet makes its mark. When in port, it’s hard not to miss the Celebrity Summit which calls Cape Liberty Cruise Port in Bayonne, NJ home. Built in 2001, the Celebrity Summit is the third vessel in the Millennium class. In January 2012, the ship underwent an extensive refurbishment to add Solstice-class features. Most of the public spaces reflect the refurb, such as new carpeting and decor. The Celebrity Summit’s “Solsticized” features include Aqua Class staterooms and the Blu Restaurant. As a tech fanatic, I’m particularly interested in checking out the Celebrity iLounge—an Apple mecca at sea and another Solstice addition.
I love traveling with my family. As much as I enjoy the time I travel solo, with my husband, or my girlfriends, traveling with my family is absolutely my favorite. However, rarely do I remember to take the time to travel one-on-one with my kids, which means that when the kids travel with us, they are always stuck with their brothers. Always. We rarely do kids clubs, but if we do separate from our kids it’s because we signed them up for resort sports activities (i.e. ski lessons), together.
My little ones have been fighting a lot lately. A lot of arguing and tattle telling. A lot of whining and complaining about each other. As we start prepping for our summer road trip, it is important that we consider our children in those preparations as well, especially since they will be stuck with each other in tight hotels and car space for almost 20 days.
San Antonio just celebrated their 2013 Fiesta San Antonio, an event that has been taking place since 1891 and started as a simple street parade. Now it is put together with the collaboration of various San Antonio businesses, hosting events for an entire week. The funds from the festival serve to assist communities throughout San Antonio.
This is probably what I loved about San Antonio the most. Its sense of community, its ability and desire to hold on to traditions and culture, while at the same time embracing growth and progress.
I love the concept of budget hotels. As a family of 5, we can’t always afford the high luxury hotel stays, though believe me, I am all about the personalized attention and constant pampering. Budget hotels make traveling possible for a lot of people, whether they are world travelers or seasonal travelers. How you travel doesn’t matter. Finding ways to afford travel is key. Finding these lodging options in popular destinations, like New York City, is gold.
And if you love your mother, or the mother of your children, or the mother of the mother of your children, then you best be prepared to take them to brunch. But not just any brunch, rather the brunch of all brunches: Mother’s Day Brunch.
Haven’t thought of it? Worry not! I’ve got you covered.
Here are some pretty awesome brunch events happening just for her…and yes, you and all the other kids get to tag along too.
I just came home from the gym and as often happens when one comes home from the gym after a good workout, I feel amazing and pretty much ready to take on the world.
I cherish moments like these because confidence and pride in myself is something I continuously work at. I didn’t grow up in a home where I was fed positive messages about myself, and because we moved a lot, I didn’t always have a strong support system to carry me through. I spent a lot of my life feeling ugly and weird, and as a teen I felt the pressures of it.
It is why a recent interview with Abercrombie and Fitch CEO, Mike Jeffries, has a lot of our stomachs turning this morning.
Though I don’t normally do gift guides, and there’s no guarantee that I ever will again, I often come across gift ideas that I just must share with you. I am hesitant to call the following gift guide one specifically for moms, because as I see it, it is perfect for pretty much any female traveler I can think of – mom or not, new to travel or pro (and some even more so for men). They put a smile on my face and I think they are great gifts that go to the soul of the traveler.
I spent a long weekend eating my way through a portion of Richmond, VA. I say “a portion” because I left with a sense that I had only really touched the surface of all that there is to taste. I will go into more detail of every single one of the places I feasted in, all of which you must note, remember, record, and not miss when you visit Richmond, VA…because you will want to visit.