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8 hours in St Thomas, US Virgin Islands (St Thomas Shore Excursion)

Getting into St. Thomas, I had forgotten how touristy and commercial these American ports can be. The actual port area seemed to be one huge tax exclusion zone that catered for American tourists. That being said … the prices were pretty awesome on jewellery, sunglasses and liquor. If you’re into all the shopping and wandering around the tourist complex of …

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Crooked street hunting in San Francisco … Lombard and Vermont Streets

If someone asked you to name the “Crookedest Street in the world”, chances are that your answer would involve Lombard Street in San Francisco. Why wouldn’t you? It’s is a world famous tourist destination, except when you’re trying to find it, since there is no address to type into your GPS. (FYI, the address to type into your GPS : …

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My date with Gigi … all that Golden Gate Bridge love

Whenever I get to San Francisco, I always wish for three things It will be sunny and clear. The Cioppino will be good I can find something different that makes my trip I can always get Numbers 2 and 3, but the weather can be so fickle in San Fran, and it really is the number #1 barometer of how …

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Monday Morning Consultant – Westin Verasa Napa review

After a long day of Jelly Beans, Wine and Napa touring, it is definitely a perk to be a decent hotel. Our choice, this time was the Westin Verasa Napa (Gotta use some of those 200K SPG points I have). Once again, my loyalty has been rewarded with yet another Cash and Points stay at a decent Category 5 hotel. …

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Times Square @ Night … as much as I hate it, I do love it …

Times Square, also known as the Crossroads of the World, is a small area in New York City bound by 42nd Street to the south, 50th Street to the north, Sixth Avenue to the east and Ninth Avenue to the west. I’ll set the record straight, no self respecting New Yorker loves Times Square … it is touristy, overpriced, tacky …

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Getting a great taco in Harlem? Sure .. El Aguila is your spot!

Of course,  has a NYC Best Taco list. There were two places after traveling the strip between Lexington and Second Avenue in the El Barrio section of East Harlem and taste testing at the best taquerias and definitely El Aguila was a winner for me. (Disclaimer .. I’m not the greatest fan of tacos .. I think they’re small and …

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Walking the High Line in NYC : Photo Study

Wallking the High Line Park in pics! The High Line is a 1.45-mile-long (22 blocks) abandoned elevated railway, that stretches from the Hudson Rail Yard at 34th Street down through the West Chelsea gallery neighborhood where it continues on to Gansevoort Street in the Meatpacking district. It has recently been developed into one of New York City’s more remarkable public …

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