Archive for the 'travel' Category

It’s a “Black Everest Year”

Thursday, April 24th, 2014

Friday’s deadly avalanche on Mount Everest has raised serious questions about the increasing responsibility of Sherpas on the mountain, and the level of risk they take to get climbers, many with little experience, to the summit.

The big list: Places to go galivanting in 2014

Sunday, January 19th, 2014

Call them what you will: Journeys, expeditions, trips, tours, excursions, voyages, treks, safaris, explorations, wanderings, odysseys, pilgrimages or jaunts – you never forget your travels. For 2014, here are the best places to explore and treasure.

Bundling 2013: My year end review

Friday, December 27th, 2013

I fended off posting about selfies (except as the Word of the Year) and Obamacare, and many other top stories of 2013, and opted for the more offbeat and down-to-earth. Find out if I brought something new to some familiar and not-so-familiar topics in my 2013 year end wrap.

A corn maze here, a pumpkin patch there + color everywhere

Monday, October 7th, 2013

Autumn leaves aren’t the only places to find glorious color this fall. A glance at these photos from a weekend in New England finds robust color in unexpected places.

Brooklyn’s got a brand new bridge

Tuesday, September 24th, 2013

Swaying in the breeze? Yes, Squibb Bridge is supposed to do that. Check out why Brooklyn Bridge Park keeps getting better and better, and is a must-visit place if you’re in the New York City area.

The magnificent 7: Not-so-ordinary accommodations for adventurous travelers

Monday, September 9th, 2013

What do the belly of an elephant, an underwater terrarium, and a floating orb have in common? They’re three of seven unique accommodations for the off-the-beaten-path traveler.

Wrapping it up for 2013 on Everest

Friday, May 31st, 2013

The 2013 climbing season on Everest is a wrap. Find out what the firsts were.

What’s happening in New York? Bike Share begins.

Saturday, May 25th, 2013

Bike Share NYC kicks off this weekend. How does it work, and how do NYers feel – will they roll with it?

Scaling new heights 2013: Push-for-the-summit time on Mount Everest

Monday, May 13th, 2013

Following climbers’ (with and without experience) journeys to get to the top of Mount Everest each year is an adventure for those of us at sea level too. Here’s the first of my posts about the happenings during the 2013 Everest climbing season.

Where the happy people are

Friday, March 8th, 2013

Happiness is more than a state of mind. It’s places – cities and countries around the world. Find out where the happy people are, and where the happy people go in this compilation of recent happiness studies.