Blog House Toronto

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Blog House Toronto

At the end of May, I traveled to Toronto for two reasons: TBEX–the largest travel blogger’s conference in the world–and to take part in Blog House. (Think the Real World with less need for confession booths and nearly zero made-for-TV drama. It was more vying for limited WiFi access.) Blog House, hosted by Navigate Media Group–a collective of extraordinarily cool travel bloggers who are using their network to leverage already impressive numbers–is an opportunity for a select group of new travel bloggers to learn from the veterans. Read more

The Best Day Trips in Hong Kong: Trekking Shek O and Strolling Tai O

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Best Day Trips in Hong Kong Tai O

Most travelers are familiar with two Hong Kongs. The Hong Kong that appeals to gadabouts who are most interested in shopping designer stores, indulging in overpriced dim sum, and waiting on long tram lines to visit the city’s prized mountain–The Peak. Then there is the grungier Hong Kong. A city where quality dim sum, chaotic markets, and busy food carts will leave travelers with one thought: Is it time for the stomach meds? But there’s a little-known, third Hong Kong, which sits on the outskirts of the fast-paced city. The best day trips in Hong Kong are the seaside communities of Tai O and Shek O. Read more

Hong Kong Market Tour: Delicious, Dubious, and Disgusting

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Crucified Lizards in Hong Kong Market

The Hong Kong markets are a shopper’s paradise. And while the Kowloon district is famous for their abundance and variety of markets, the best markets in Hong Kong are across the harbor, on Hong Kong Island. In fact, they are perfect for non-shoppers because tourists who don’t hate the hassle of cramming gifts into suitcases, can instead fill their camera cards with memories and stuff their bellies with food. Read more

Two New York Jews Visit the Hong Kong Jewish Community

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Hong Kong Jewish Community at Ohel Leah Synagogue

Before leaving Hong Kong, my wife and I wanted to explore a location we had seen on our map. It had been marked with a single Jewish Star printed atop two intersecting roads. We assumed it was a synagogue. Was there a Hong Kong Jewish community? Read more

Charleston Plantation: A Visit to Middleton Place

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Charleston Plantation Middleton Place

I dislike pollen and I’m still trying to figure out why Westerners opt to pay for the murdered parts of trees. However, no trip to Charleston, South Carolina, is complete without a visit to a Charleston plantation. During my visit to the city of Charleston, I ventured out to the Middleton Place, which every single person that I polled had voted the most beautiful plantation in the area. Read more