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Exploring Fisherman’s Wharf and meeting the Pier 39 seals

San Francisco’s iconic Fisherman’s Wharf is a colorful marketplace where the real fish catching is done by its famous sea-lion community. Catch the trolley down to the waterfront and you’ll experience an area devoid of the expect industrial wastelands normally found by a city’s docks. Any warehouses are now occupied by prime real estate and showrooms for brands like...

Street Art Comes Alive at the Bushwick Collective Block Party

New York’s epicenter of hipster cool, Bushwick rolls out the welcome mat to the local population at the Bushwick Collective Block Party – New York’s biggest annual block party. The corner of Jefferson and Wykoff reeks of effortless, edgy coolness. Gig posters are wheat pasted on corrugated iron fences, advertisers use full wall murals instead of billboards...

Wine, witches and song at New Paltz, NY

New Paltz is an upstate college town in Ulster County, first settled by French Huguenots in 1678. A group escaping religious persecution, the Hugeuenots had escaped Germany (hence the Germanic name) and sought refuge in the new nation. For us, we’re seeking refuge from the big city and being only an hour and a half from Manhattan and easily accessible via a Trailways...

El Clasico at Camp Nou: FC Barcelona V Real Madrid

The world’s two richest teams, two of the greatest players of all time, a level of passion you won’t see anywhere else and over 98,000 rabid supporters – this El Clasico was always going to be one moment we’d never forget. The El Clasico Experience 2018 is FC Barcelona’s year. Having won finished the season as La Liga champions the previous weekend you can...

Racing history is made at the 150th Belmont stakes

The races – where the beautiful people go to get ugly. It’s never been truer than at the Annual Belmont Stakes and in its 150th iteration, the crowd is better looking and the worst behaved the track has probably ever seen. And by track we mean the train there. This section is a cautionary tale, so feel free to skip ahead The main access to Belmont Park is via...

Rock, surf and sand at Jones Beach, NY

Your summer of rock starts at Jones Beach. Some of Long Island’s best beaches and a 15,000-seat arena makes Jones Beach worthy of at least one summer trip a year. Surf’s Up! There are two main aspects of Jones Beach for a visitor: the beach and the venue. The beach is at a point in the island devoid of local shops and board walks providing an unspoiled natural...

From where you’d rather be – Worthing Beach

You know those ads for Corona where there’s an amazing beach with perfectly bowed palms, white sands and glowing blue waters? Well Worthing Beach isn’t quite like that. It’s actually better. Beach houses are built almost up to the beach and yellowing fiberglass leaking surfboards lean up against garden sheds. A whitewashed beach bar and café, the Crystal Waters Beach...

The Ultimate Local’s Guide to Summer in NYC

Summer in NYC is like no other With the city in winter mode for five months a year, it comes alive in summer. Get out and explore beyond the obvious attractions and add some of these to your to-do list. PARKS AND STREETS Free HBO presents movies in Bryant Park With the HBO head office across the road on Sixth Avenue, the cable channel is a major player on the free...

The United Colors of Bridgetown, Barbados

Barbados’ capital is full of color – colorful personalities, colorful buildings and open markets of fresh, colorful ingredients. Like most of the island, the housing is balanced between older bungalows, classic colonial homes and rustic shacks. Established in 1628, there’s none of the Spanish pirate forts but more than a few symbols of its British past. A...