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NYC Holiday Magic: Avenue of the Americas

Ah the holiday season! Such a magical time here in the Big Apple! Simply take a walk along “Avenue of the Americas” (more commonly known as 6th Ave) between Bryant Park and Central Park and you encounter a corridor where a number of major corporations are based. With their hefty profits, why not give a […]

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NYC Holiday Magic: Macy’s

Macy’s is a big name here in New York, especially with their absolutely enormous block long (and wide) flagship store on 34th Street. They put on the annual 4th of July fireworks show and the Thanksgiving Day Parade, which, of course, ends with Santa Claus’ arrival into Herald Square. So it is no wonder that […]

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NYC Holiday Magic: Bryant Park

You know how they say the holidays are “the most wonderful time of the year?” Well, here in New York City, the period between Thanksgiving and New Year’s is one of the most magical! This is when the city puts on its best face as it gushes on its holiday charm, and it is a […]

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Why I Don’t Like Visiting Cities

When I told people I was going to China for 2 months, their faces lit up as they gushed about all those places they had always dreamed about seeing: Beijing, The Great Wall, and Xian’s Army of Terracotta Warriors. So imagine the looks on their faces when I told them that my travels did not […]

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NYC Halloween Parade (VIDEO)

How does the biggest city in the U.S. celebrate what is probably one of the most bizarre holidays out there? Why with a parade of course! Yes, the annual Greenwich Village Halloween Parade marks one of the most popular events in New York City, especially being the only such event that occurs after dark! It’s […]

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Say What?? Travel Photo: Lost Property

You know, when I started this series of amusing signs, my intention was to use signs from my travels abroad. After all, here in he U.S. all the signs make perfect sense because we’re all native English speakers, right? Well, not quite… When I decided to take to the so-called Chinatown Bus from NYC to Washington […]

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