Tag - travel

Chelsea Market, New York

Chelsea Market is a collection of boutiques and eateries in the midst of the bustling New York hot spot, situated between the Google Headquarters and the Highline. New York’s Chelsea Market is the home of hip eateries, farm to table restaurants and artisinal fare. Housed in the gut renovated National Biscuit Company factory (I never realized that is where the...

Hakaniemi Market

The Hakaniemi Market Square is one of several traditional open air markets in Helsinki, Finland. After reading about them on blogs and seeing them on travel shows, we stopped by to see just how good the strawberries really are. We’re in Helsinki and it’s 8 a.m. after a 2 a.m. bedtime. The sun is up. Actually, it never really set, rather settling low on the horizon...

Museo Maya de Cancún

Museo Maya de Cancún is one of the newest arrivals in the Cancun’s Hotel District and it is also one of the oldest.  The museum and cultural center was designed by Mexican architect Alberto García Lascurain, with the forecourt fountains (the three white columns which represent vegetation) by Dutch sculptor Jan Hendrix. Before entering the museum, we decided to stroll...

Exploring Chichen Itza, Mexico

Chichen Itza. We’re both excited to finally visit a site that has been on our bucket lists for years. Built between 750 and 900 AD, the well of the itza is one of the seven wonders of the modern world. A Mayan adventure without the sacrifices. In our minds we’re expecting to hack our way into the jungle to get to this ancient site, like something you would see in an...

Fotografiska, Stockholm

Fotografiska Museet (The Swedish Museum of Photography) is more like a gallery than a museum. Located just a short (fifteen minute) walk away from Gamla Stan (Old Town) in Stockholm, it’s worth the minor detour not only for photography nuts and Instagram addicts, but for those looking for a hip place to eat and drink with the local creative set. Strike a Pose...

The Met (Metropolitan Museum of Art), NYC

The Metropolitan Museum of Art, known more commonly as The Met is one of the world’s great museums. The use of art in The Met’s title is loose. This is a serious museum. Sure it has an incredible collection of Van Goghs, rooms of Degas and many pieces that will have you thinking – wow, I didn’t even know that was in America! But this is place is palatial...

Staten Island Ferry

The Staten Island Ferry is proof that visiting New York shouldn’t cost you an arm and a leg. Ah Staten Island. The fifth borough is almost an afterthought for most New Yorkers. It’s probably more that it’s out of mind more than out of sight. There’s more green space and cheap rent, but probably a little more crime than gentrified-Manhattanites would want to be...

Strawberry Fields & The Dakota Apartments, NY

For fans of the Beatles,  a short detour up the upper west side of Central Park will give you the chance to see not only where John and Yoko lived (and where she still does) as well as experiencing the Strawberry Fields memorial. The Dakota Apartments Across Central Park West on the corner of 72nd Street stands the iconic Dakota Apartments. Built in the 1880s, it is...

Salem, Massachusetts

Salem, New England is possibly the one town in the world that is synonymous with witchcraft. So was it magical? Enchanting? Or was it just a place to make money disappear? It was somewhere we had always wanted to check out and upon visiting Boston for the second time, without the knee-deep snow of last February, it seemed the perfect moment. In fact the weather was...