Category: United States

Woman at Coney Island Mermaid Parade 2016

Don’t Miss Coney Island’s Fabulous Mermaid Parade

Women half dressed wearing fish costumes. Men half dressed wearing fish costumes. Elaborate doos, makeup for days. Painted floats and classic cars. The streets filled with cheering crowds. Welcome to the Mermaid Parade. It’s quite a spectacle. When to go I’d read about the Parade for years before finally going in […]

Cowboys' roping a calf for Triple Creek Ranch Spring Branding Day -

What it’s Like to Go to an Authentic Spring Cattle Branding in Montana

As soon as I get out of the vehicle, I’m hit by the baritone wails coming from dozens of distressed heifers. Their calves have been moved to an adjoining pen—and they’re not happy about it. Some pace while others stretch out their necks, raise their noses to the sky and mooooooooooo. (click above […]

Susan Portnoy, the insatiable Traveler, horseback riding in Montana

Feeling Burned Out? Feel Better at Triple Creek Ranch in Montana

I was exhausted.  Emotionally Spent. Tired of the daily gut punch delivered by the news each day, the spats on Facebook and other social media channels, of wanting to stay informed yet feeling overwhelmed. The best thing about living in New York is you’re at the center of everything. It’s also the worst thing. […]

Meet Patricia Fox – Queen of the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival

This Sunday, a throng of New Yorkers and visitors alike will head to midtown to attend one of the city’s most anticipated and inspired celebrations: the Easter Parade and Easter Bonnet Festival. Bedecked and bedazzled, half of the partygoers will mill about in front of St. Patrick’s Cathedral wearing beautifully crafted, handmade […]

Captiva Island Cruises – Sun, Fun and Flawless Beaches

We were stumped. The ceiling and walls of Cabbage Key’s breezy back patio were dripping with dollar bills. Where on earth would we leave our “donation” ? Affixed with gobs of masking tape and mounted with the precision of a leaf blower, I couldn’t see an inch of available space. Thousands of […]

Want to do Something Fun and Different? Try Eastern State Penitentiary

As mother nature hints at warmer days to come, I look forward to exploring unique and interesting places. One of my favorites is Eastern State Penitentiary in Philadelphia. If you’re like me, fascinated by the criminal mind, fading ruins, and history in its most infamous, Eastern State Penitentiary will […]