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Rocking Down Electric Avenue, Brixton

Electric Avenue is the Brixton, South London street that gave its name to the song that was No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart in the summer of 1983. I know the song and started humming it immediately after I spotted this sign above … [Read more]

Top Five Budget Destinations for 2016

For those seeking a memorable holiday that won't break the bank, in this piece we've selected 5 budget destinations for 2016. These fabulous locations offer value for money while ensuring you get some indulgent luxury on your … [Read more]

On Location in New York City

Several times a month, especially in the summer, I see ‘No Parking’ signs like these taped to utility poles in my neighborhood. I always stop and read them. Which movie or television show will they be filming? According to the Mayor’s … [Read more]

Mail and Fly Gets Your Items Back from Airport Security

Mail and Fly is a service that sends you your items that have been confiscated by airport security. Last August, I watched as my knapsack glided down the conveyor belt at Heathrow Airport and suddenly veered into another lane. It stopped … [Read more]