As the storm Sandy is about to show her strength through the Tri-State area, I suddenly had a déjà vu to last year’s visit from a different lady: Irene. She didn’t have as much to prove as Sandy, and although she caused destruction and fatalities, the consequences in New York City were luckily not as severe as initially predicted. I hope all New Yorker’s stay safe & recover while Sandy “vents” and hopefully soon looses her power….
Here are a few photos from my stroll around midtown Manhattan & SoHo the day & evening before Hurricane Irene planned to visit. All photos taken on August 26, 2011.
I did not really get lost in Las Vegas. Not literally. There’s only one main street in this area of the city – commonly referred to as the Strip – so either you walk in one direction, or you turn around and walk the other. Continue reading
With a history going back to 1620 – when the English pilgrims first settled in todays USA – the region of New England has a nostalgic ambiance where sitting on a waterfront patio with a glass of wine, just seems like the most natural thing in the world.
There should be more places like this! 🙂 Continue reading
When researching the best hikes in the Grand Canyon, I came across an article written about the Havasu Falls. After seeing the photos of the stunning waterfalls located deep within the Grand Canyon in the Havasupai Indian Reserve – I knew this was where I wanted to go.
And so it was that “Hiking down the Grand Canyon to Havasu Falls” became an item on my Arizona Adventure Agenda (AAA if you may…).
It also became an item on my Most Craziest, Yet Most Rewarding Things I’ve Ever Done list.
It was like entering the Garden of Eden. It was Magical and Beautiful and Heavenly.
Supai Village is the capital of the Havasupai Indian Reservation located within the Grand Canyon, on the south side of the Colorado River in Coconino County, Arizona, USA. As of the 2010 census, Supai had a population of 208 and lies 3,195 feet/974 m above sea level. Continue reading
Route 66 – – The Mother Road – – The Main Street of America – – this classic highway that inspired songs and tv-shows has been on my bucket list. And I was finally able to check it. Continue reading
They were not exaggerating when the word “Grand” was put in the name of the Grand Canyon.
It is Grand. It is Great. It is Gigantic.
On our trip through Arizona, we made the mandatory stop in seductive Sedona. This magical area of Red Rock & vortexes is such a flattering place that you end up doing things you were not on your agenda….. 🙂 Continue reading
I recently took an afternoon Saturday stroll in Scottsdale, Arizona. The weather was hot & sticky, but the scenery & atmosphere was still lovely.
The city is located in the Salt River Valley, or the “Valley of the Sun”, in the northern reaches of the Sonoran Desert.
The stroll consisted of chilling ice coffee, peaking in at cute stores around 5th Avenue, getting an insight into cowboy culture of the past in the Old Town, and seeing some fancy art galleries at the Art Walk. Continue reading
This Easter we (as in myself and my better half) decided to explore the area known as the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia, Canada. The valley stretches from the town of Sicamous to the US Border, where it continues as Okanogan County in the great state of Washington. Continue reading