Autumn in New York is the greatest time to visit the state. Upstate’s fall foliage is beatific, Long Island’s surf is epic, the city’s weather is perfect, and Brooklyn’s festival season is in full swing. This fall, I attended three events that are the best fall festivals in Brooklyn.
When the city of Sunny Isles Beach, Florida invited me down for a father-son-weekend, I located the city on a map. It sat directly between Fort Lauderdale and Miami. On my past trips down to Florida, I had never heard the name Sunny Isles Beach. I assumed it was an overlooked stretch along the A1A. But after arriving at the beach, where one of the lifeguards was waiting to tour us along the 2.5-mile strip, the ride turned … →
Instead of remembering how the Pilgrims dined with the Native Americans before and after far more brutal acts, the experience of voyaging to a new land always presents travelers with myriad opportunities to appreciate the world that we’ve been placed into. That’s why I would like to reflect upon my travel lessons this Thanksgiving.
While traveling to Dubai can be pricy as the hotels are grandiose and the attractions are all superlatives, once you’re there, moving around the city is very affordable and provides some of the best authentic experiences.
“I was hoping you could put together a nice mixture for a chicken recipe,” I said to one of the vendors of the Dubai spice market, hoping to use the mixture to prepare a romantic dinner for my wife when I returned to the States. This spice salesman didn’t look like his modest competitors, all of whom stood beside their barrels of pulverized cardamom, dried jasmine petals, reef-like pieces of turmeric and ginger, and appeared dressed for the mosque, … →