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Christmas in New York​ 2018

If you are looking for the best things to do during Christmas in New York, you will be happy to know that some of these activities include free things to do in NYC. Though you can stay almost anywhere in Manhattan and enjoy the holiday spirit, for convenience sake and depending on your budget, you should consider staying in midtown for your New York Christmas … Continue reading Christmas in New York​ 2018

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Gracie’s On West Main: Homestyle Cooking

Restaurants in Leola, Pennsylvania If you are looking for restaurants in Leola, Pennsylvania, don’t miss Gracie’s on West Main. During a recent visit to Pennsylvania and on recommendations from our friends we headed to Leola to try selections from Gracie’s breakfast menu. In my opinion, it measured up to the enthusiastic reviews. Though Gracie’s menu includes healthy options like salads, their downhome cooking will entice … Continue reading Gracie’s On West Main: Homestyle Cooking

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Union Square Holiday Market 2018

Christmas Markets in NYC 2018 Union Square Holiday Market 2018 is one of the world-renowned Christmas markets in NYC. Notably, this Urbanspace market runs from November 15 to December 24. Its outdoor venue heightens the festive atmosphere making it the perfect place for your holiday shopping. There’s something special about donning a jacket and meandering the stone mortared paths lined with boutiques decked out with … Continue reading Union Square Holiday Market 2018

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Rolf’s German Restaurant: Beware Long Lines

Rolf’s German Restaurant Rolf’s Restaurant Address Three of us stood in line to get into Rolf’s German Restaurant at 281 Third Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10010, in the Gramercy Park area of Manhattan. We were not only there to see our friends, but we had also heard that Rolf’s is renowned for their Christmas decorations and “October Fest” spectacle. Rolf’s New York City Christmas Inside, about … Continue reading Rolf’s German Restaurant: Beware Long Lines

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First Flight to St. Barths, I was the Co-Pilot

St. Barths When my husband and I had visited St Martin, our friend invited us to stay with him on St. Barths, that is a quick flight or boat ride away. Two cultures French and Dutch split St Martin, and we flew from the French side because we wanted to avoid standing in line in customs. We had hired a pilot who owned a small … Continue reading First Flight to St. Barths, I was the Co-Pilot

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Boca Raton Resort and Club Reviews

Boca Raton Resort and Club Royal palm trees line the driveway as you approach the Boca Raton Resort and Club that is now part of the Waldorf Astoria collection by Hilton. Past the gatehouse and at the end of the driveway, you can’t miss the pink stucco hotel that looks more like a Spanish castle than a resort. Massive curved arches frame the windows, and … Continue reading Boca Raton Resort and Club Reviews

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Lotte New York Palace | Luxury Hotel Review

 Palace New York Hotel Formerly the Helmsley Palace and then the New York Palace, today the Lotte New York Palace, in my opinion, has neglected attention to detail, unlike the previous owners. Lotte New York Palace Address The Lotte New York Palace is located at 455 Madison Avenue at 50th Street, New York, NY 10022. Customers can choose between booking rooms or suites in the … Continue reading Lotte New York Palace | Luxury Hotel Review

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Most Frightening Trip Ever – Hatillo, Puerto Rico

Hatillo, Puerto Rico The most frightening trip that I have ever experienced was when we drove through Hatillo, Puerto Rico, on December 28. Unbeknownst to us, this day marked the Hatillo Mask Festival or Mascaras de Hatillo. Though this is merely an annual event, it got out of control. Car Rental Scam Our day started out poorly. First of all, we weren’t the only ones … Continue reading Most Frightening Trip Ever – Hatillo, Puerto Rico

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Ryanair Flexi Plus Worth the Money?

 Ryanair Check In After a visit to Douro Valley and Porto, Portugal, our family of four planned to fly from Porto to Faro to vacation in the Algarve. Before checking in at the Porto Airport, we saw a man at the Ryanair ticket desk waving his arms. Not only did he shout at the agent, but he slammed his fist on the counter, and stormed … Continue reading Ryanair Flexi Plus Worth the Money?

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Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018

Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018 The Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018 is the most massive and elaborate holiday spectacular on the East Coast of the United States. Of course, you will find plenty of opportunities to shop, plus they offer activities for all ages including carnival rides and games. Most importantly, the Festival of Trees benefits the special-needs children of the Kennedy Krieger … Continue reading Kennedy Krieger Festival of Trees 2018