Deborah Norville: The Power of Possibility
By Debora Norville
"This will be the year that…” How many times does a New Year begin with a variation of that promise? We’ve all got goals, dreams of accomplishments as yet unfulfilled. Too often the months roll by and before you know it, the Fourth of July,Labor Day, and Halloween have all passed and you are staring at December realizing that – once again – you didn’t do it. Whatever ‘it’ was that we had promised ourselves. ‘What if…?’
David Dinkins! New York Now and Then
By Bob Nesoff
He served only one term as mayor of New York. It was one of the most contentious four-year periods in the Big Apple’s history, but whatever came his way, David Dinkins never lost his cool. “I enjoyed being mayor,” Dinkins told NYLM. “If you like public service, you have to like people, especially children. This job is better than being mayor of any other city in the world. The only better job is (President) Obama’s.”...
Lorraine Toussaint: Prison Tough To Everyday Lovely
By Bob Nesoff
Lorraine Toussaint spent her time in prison and has made a clean break. The “Orange Is The New Black” star has transitioned from the penitentiary to the matriarch of a new family in Fox’s “Rosewood.” The tough talking momma in ONB is, in real life, a pleasant, soft-spoken woman who is enjoying life and working on new projects that reflect her persona...
bergenPAC, Minutes From Broadway
By Bob & Sandy Nesoff
There’s little dispute about the fact that New York, and Manhattan in particular, are the center of the world when it comes to dining and entertainment. But it’s far from the whole enchilada...
Profit Or Not For Profit: That Is The Question
By Jim Kierstead
When we talk about theater, I suspect many people think about the glamorous musicals, plays, and events out there that win the hearts of the public and critics and end up running for years and making tons of money for the people who believed in them...
By By Jodie Jacobs | Photos courtesy of the Scottsdale Convention & Visitors Bureau
After all the hustle and hassle of holiday shopping and keeping everyone else happy during December, you deserve a stress-less vacation.
Stress in Arizona, if you can call it that, is about trying to fit in all the area’s terrific sights, from Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin West and a fabulous botanic garden, to a museum of exceptional American Indian art and artifacts and really fine art galleries...
Cruising Italy & The Dalmatian Coast
By Nava and Michael Raviv
The bus moves slowly along the winding road, carefully climbing the volcanic slopes of Sicily’s Mt. Etna. Fertile terraces laden with manicured vineyards stretch far into the horizon. Villages with white washed homes and red roofs bask in the sun, shaded by leafy chestnut, almond and hazelnut trees...
Kauai: Not Your Garden-Variety Island
By Richard C. Murray & Laurie Heifetz | Photos by Richard C. Murray/RCM IMAGES, INC
Purple-orchid leis, Polynesian dancers and bird-of-paradise flowers—we were finally in Kauai, Hawaii, after eleven hours in the air, landing at the island’s quaint airport, Lihue that was featured in the Harrison Ford movie, “Six Days Seven Nights.”...
Baden Baden, Hub of Culture In Germany
By Hans Zuberzee
There are two countries in Europe that have, for some reason, had the aura of being unfriendly; France and Germany. Nothing could be further from the truth.
Are there people in those two countries who are not forthcoming with guests? Absolutely. But walk down Fifth Avenue and there’s a pretty good chance that you’ll find...
A Perfect Way To Embrace Winter
By Stephanie & Jeff Sylva
It’s winter in the Big Apple, and you don’t care what Billy Joel may have said about “a New York state of mind.” But instead of vegging out on a beach somewhere, why not ignite or rekindle your love for the mountains? ...
Mexican Haciendas, Dude Ranches South
By Jon Haggins | Photos By Laurel Van Horn
Mexico is known for its Haciendas. Many years ago Mexican cowboys (Yes, in Mexico they are also called “cowboys”) raised cattle and farmed provisions for consumption on these palatial ranches.
Today many of the old haciendas are opening their gates to NorteAmericacos, much the same as dude ranches in the United States. Cowboys South of the Border...
Lovin’ Lafayette & Cajun Country!
By Mona L. Hayden
You can almost feel the energy shift as you drive into Lafayette, the heart of Acadiana where its French heritage overlaps the innovative sophistication of this city set along the Vermilion River. Recently tagged as the “Happiest City in America’ by the Wall Street Journal’s MarketWatch.com, the unique fusion of delectable food and Cajun and Zydeco music are enough to make anyone happy!...
It’s Déjà Vu All Over Again - Groundhog Day
By Dale Reynolds
Groundhog Day is coming up on February 2 and for actor Bill Murray and a small Illinois town it will happen again and again. Arguably the most famous groundhog in the world is Punxatawny Phil, the prognosticating rodent who, if he sees his shadow, will retreat to his den forecasting six more weeks of winter. This year he could be forgiven for hiding out, what with the record low temperatures and all....
New York Ski Resorts Still The Best Option
By Bob Nesoff
Chill winds may bode evil for some, but for skiers they are the welcoming announcement that flakes have already been falling and will soon cover the green that has bedecked trails at ski resorts. Skiers out West believe that those in the East are fantastic on the slopes because of “the garbage” there is to ski on...
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