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If you find yourself wandering around the tall buildings off Michigan Avenue in the Chicago neighborhood of Streeterville, you may pick up the faint scent of donuts and chicken wafting in the windy city breeze along Erie Street.  Keep your …

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Delicatessens are as much a part of New York City as the subways, taxis, and the New York Knicks struggling to have a winning season.  There’s Katz’s Deli in the Lower East Side, 2nd Avenue Deli on the east side, …

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In one corner, hailing from the corner of 2nd avenue and 1st street on the Lower East Side of NYC, just a short walk from Katz’s Deli and the Landmark Sunshine Cinema on Houston Street, is the Blue Ribbon Fried …

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I slept so soundly throughout the night.  The movement of the train rocked me to sleep.  The Via Rail Canadian, a massive, metal bassonette provides the perfect mix of ambiance and comfort when dozing off under the stars of the …

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All Aboard the Trans-Canadian, Part V: From Manitoba to Saskatchewan

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When we last left our wandering Yanks in Canada, my mom and I had just completed a morning tour of Manitoba’s capital, Winnipeg.  Back on board our railway vessel, we waited to pull out of the station.  I was busy …

 

All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part IV: Birthday in Manitoba (continued…)

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From the hallowed halls of the Manitoba Legislative Building, our tour group headed off towards the lavish neighborhood of Wellington Crescent.  Situated a stone’s throw from downtown Winnipeg, this is one of the most expensive neighborhoods in all of Canada. …

 

All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part III: Birthday in Manitoba

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My 31st birthday arrived on a dark and frigid Thursday morning in the city of Winnipeg.  When my alarm clock went off, the sun hadn’t even risen but in lieu of sunlight, the numerous skyscrapers and their neon marquees shone …

 

All Aboard the Trans Canadian, Part II: Ontario is Frozen

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Snow.  Nothing but snow.  I awoke to a strange new world blanketed by glistening powder accompanied by towering evergreens. In just a few eyewinks, I went from a rain-soaked Torono to a frozen wilderness; a world where Princess Elsa and …

 

All Aboard the Trans Canadian Railway, Part I: Welcome to Toronto

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Since I was a little boy, one of my dreams has been to ride a train, cross-country.  It has been a dream since the first time I laid eyes on the rows and rows of locomotives and cars berthed at …

 

My Weekend in Kiawah Island, Part II

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If there’s one thing I do love about visiting the south, it’s the food.  Being from New York means having easy access to a wide variety of foods from around the world.  Southern cooking, however, isn’t as common as say, …