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Wild Kauai: Surfing With A Hawaiian Legend

Thursday, October 8, 2015

I looked through the sliding glass doors of our beachside rental, past the palm trees and rain-soaked grass, and out to the water. The early light showed Hanalei Bay to be a windswept jumble with not one surfer out on dawn patrol. At 6:30 a.m. my friend Sarah bounded in. “The guys just texted. Kilauea […]

Top 10 Free Things To Do In New York City This Summer

Sunday, June 8, 2014

Free things to do in New York City in the summer? I know it sounds like an oxymoron. Let’s face it, the words “free” and “New York City” are rarely used in the same sentence, but visitors to the city are often surprised both at how expensive it can be ($400 for a hotel room?) […]

I Took A Day Trip To Niagara Falls From New York City: This Is What It Was Like

Friday, May 30, 2014

“Hey Matt, any interest in taking a day trip to Niagara Falls on Sunday?” It was an innocuous enough question to receive by email, especially for someone that runs a travel blog, but I had to wonder: Did the sender realize I lived in New York City which, at last check, was not normally considered […]

You’ll Never Look At San Francisco The Same After Watching This

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Having recently returned home from San Francisco, a city I hadn’t seen in about 10 years, I’m still trying to get over just how damn scenic that city is. It’s hard to compare any major city in the world in terms of pure spectacle one sees in almost every direction they look there (such as […]

Niagara Falls Began To Freeze This Week, And This Is What It Looked Like

Thursday, January 9, 2014

Count one more victim of the cold brought by the recent polar vortex in North America. As temperatures dipped down to -20 Fahrenheit, the water around Niagara Falls begin to freeze, creating some spectacular images for those brave enough to head outside in the cold to witness the event (such as the one above). It […]

New Year’s Eve + Timelapse Video + Times Square = The Best Travel Video Of 2014 So Far

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Where were you on New Year’s Eve? I’m going to guess you probably weren’t hanging around the tops of a couple New York city skyscrapers in Times Square with enough expensive camera equipment in tow to finance the purchase of a small home in Boca Raton. Lucky for you, The Timelapse Group was, and they […]

Turning Points: A Dispatch From The End Of The Country

Sunday, January 5, 2014

In the days preceding winter solstice, the sky enshrouding Barrow, Alaska, is a hue somewhere between mineral pitch and squid ink. And the skyline stays that way for all of a handful of minutes when it winnows a degree or two lighter, the barest luminescence along the horizon, like the last gasps of cathode ray […]

The Australian Coffee Invasion Has Begun In New York

Monday, November 18, 2013

Apparently, if an Australian gives your city the thumbs up for being up on the coffee culture, you have succeeded. You see, you may not have known it, but the Australians are actually java connoisseurs, something I learned while reading this recent article in the Sydney Morning Herald, which shows caffeine fanatics where to look in New […]

10 Gorgeous Photos From My Trip To Telluride

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Some say the remote mountain town of Telluride earned its name from the phrase, “To Hell You Ride.” Well, if this is Hell, I better start sinning. About seven hours from Denver, Telluride is nestled into the fourteener-heavy San Juan Mountain range. The mountains are believed to be much younger than the Rockies, and haven’t […]

The Empire State Building Goes Vegas With New Light Show

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Visitors to New York City this holiday season will get the first chance to see the new light show that is The Empire State Building. Once home to stodgy monochrome lights that changed every week or so to reflect the time of the year (or a Giants Super Bowl win), the building has now upgraded […]

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