Travel

Gimme Shelter

What a difference a ferry makes. I can pledge allegiance to the flag (of which I saw many last 4th of July Weekend) that Shelter Island which lies between the North and South Forks of Long Island  really is the non-Hamptons. Yes, Shelter Island is surrounded by water and there is no convenient connecting bridge,…

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Scottish Caper

The last time I went to Edinburgh I was 16 years old on a bike trip from Bath to Inverness. Actually, I was bike-free in Edinburgh – my bike got stolen in Penrith, a huge relief to be honest.  I decided it was high-time for an encore by train, not bike. The 4 and 1/2…

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No FOMO in Sizzling Brooklyn

Brooklyn may only be a bridge away, but for years it was a bridge too far, a no-go zone for Manhattan loyalist moi. But what would be the 4th largest city in America is now so cool that I decided the time had come to cross that bridge. One neighbourhood, Flatbush, has just been voted…