Would You Live In A Haunted House?

The New York State Ghostbuster Law We drove to Nyack to see the house on the right at the dead end street overlooking the Hudson River. It’s haunted. In 1991, a couple in contract to buy it, suddenly wanted their down payment returned when they learned the house had ghosts. They had to take the… Continue reading Would You Live In A Haunted House?

Saugerties Lighthouse: This Hotel Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined!

Saugerties Lighthouse (built in 1869) to signal ships on the river that the town’s harbor was here. It’s now a hotel. Before going sightseeing in town, check if the high tide will prevent you from returning to your hotel. On my Instagram post (further below), one person couldn’t believe the hotel would let you be… Continue reading Saugerties Lighthouse: This Hotel Is Like Nothing You’ve Ever Imagined!

Drunk With… The Emotion Of The Moment! France Wins The World Cup 2018!

Our sunset cruise on the River Seine in Paris was at the same time as the World Cup semi-final between Belgium and France. A Paris sunset river cruise with this silhouette of Notre Dame could have been the highlight of my evening, but we heard the cheer of France’s goal from the restaurants along the… Continue reading Drunk With… The Emotion Of The Moment! France Wins The World Cup 2018!

Costa Rica With Caravan Tours, part 2

The Nicaraguan border

Rio Frío Cruise to Nicaragua, War and... Relaxation It was early in the morning and we were headed to Los Chiles, a border town close to Nicaragua where we boarded a river boat on the Rio Frío (the Cold River). Rolando pointed out howler monkeys and spider monkeys in the trees, caiman in the river,… Continue reading Costa Rica With Caravan Tours, part 2

Costa Rica With Caravan Tours

When I showed Dan the small Caravan Tours ad in Real Simple magazine, he immediately began reading dozens of glowing Trip Advisor reviews and, within the hour, we began our way through the booking process for our Costa Rica tour vacation. This would be our first group tour since we like to explore on our… Continue reading Costa Rica With Caravan Tours

Gran Hotel, Mexico City

The Gran Hotel

The beautiful Gran Hotel borders Mexico City’s Zócalo (main square). You notice how special his place as soon as you enter the hotel! Built in 1899 in the Art Nouveau style architecture, you’ll notice the grand staircase and the eye-catching caged elevators. To give you a better idea, the famous iron metro entrances in Paris… Continue reading Gran Hotel, Mexico City