Curaçao: A Dutch-Caribbean Island of Paradise

I just turned 30, and I’m not so pleased about it. But a good friend said to me, I woke up on a beach for my 30th and it was great, so I set out to find a beach. While researching, I googled flights to every single airport in the Caribbean, excluding Mexico as I’d […]

NYC’s Nutcracker Ballet and the Christmas Holiday

The origin of the Nutcracker, a classic Christmas Story, is a fairy tale ballet in two acts centered on a family’s Christmas Eve celebration. Alexandre Dumas Père’s adaptation of the story by E.T.A. Hoffmann was set to music by Tchaikovsky and originally choreographed by Marius Petipa. It was commissioned by the director of Moscow’s Imperial […]

Chambersburg, PA: How Things Used to Be, Minus the People

My parents and I get in the car and I have been looking forward to this moment for over a year.  Truthfully, I have not stopped being excited about this moment for the past 15 years.  Chambersburg, PA, located in the edge of the shadow of Gettysburg, is one of my favorite places in the […]

Belfast: Impressions from a Black Taxi

What we don’t know about other people could fill the space between us and them. When I was 14 I visited Ireland with my parents. As we drove around the countryside we enjoyed everything that you are supposed to enjoy on an Ireland trip, namely the beauty of the green countryside. However, things in Belfast, […]

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