InsideJourneys Discover a world you've missed Thu, 02 Feb 2017 01:38:32 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Turn Your Phone into a Personal Tour Guide with GPS-Guided Travel Articles Tue, 31 Jan 2017 02:20:00 +0000 Like most people, I make a list of places I want to visit when I travel and bookmark articles about interesting sites I’d like to see or restaurants I’d like to try. But the lists are just that and since my cell phone plan doesn’t include international travel, I can’t read the articles I’ve bookmarked […]

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Where Can You Try the Best Desserts in the World? Wed, 06 Jul 2016 02:15:07 +0000 Raise your hand if you love desserts! Yes, a truly great meal is punctuated with desserts. Bonus, if your dessert is an exclamation point to a course of appetizing dishes. Aside from satisfying your taste buds, desserts also share historical and cultural tidbits about the country where it is from. Listed below some countries where […]

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The Oculus, NYC’s 3rd Largest Transportation Hub Thu, 23 Jun 2016 09:54:32 +0000 The Oculus, the gleaming white World Trade Center Transportation Hub that is the centerpiece of the revitalization of Lower Manhattan, is striking for its futuristic design as well the contrast it draws to the structures that surround it. Designed by the Spanish architect, Santiago Calatrava, at a cost of $4 million, the Oculus is approximately 800,000 square […]

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A Stroll on the High Bridge Mon, 30 May 2016 16:44:10 +0000 The High Bridge is one of fourteen bridges that cross the Harlem River and connect Manhattan (at Highbridge Park and 173rd Street) to the Bronx (at West 170th Street, in the Highbridge section). The bridge, for pedestrians only, reopened last July after several decades of closure and undergoing approximately $62 million worth of renovations. Known […]

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Flux Art Fair, Harlem Sat, 14 May 2016 12:41:41 +0000 I noticed them right away – two giant heads at one of the east side entrances to Harlem’s Marcus Garvey Park. I stopped jogging to take a closer look. Neither figure resemblance Marcus Garvey, the Jamaican-born black nationalist after whom the park was renamed in 1973. Maybe, I thought, the likeness was of Pelham Fritz. Fritz, the […]

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The Red Telephone Booth Sun, 08 May 2016 19:40:12 +0000 The red telephone booth was ubiquitous in the Jamaica I grew up in. You’d find them outside post offices in districts and towns across the island. There was one outside our post office too. It stood like a sentinel at the intersection of the two main roads that dissected our district, looking square at the Anglican Church on the […]

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Van Gogh’s Ear at Rockefeller Center Sun, 01 May 2016 02:49:00 +0000 Van Gogh’s Ear (and art) have fascinated the public for years. As the story goes, in 1888, Vincent van Gogh moved to Arles in the south of France to create a space for artists to live and work. He found said place and convinced his friend and fellow painter, Paul Gaugin, to join him. The two […]

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Portobello Road Market Wed, 13 Apr 2016 01:45:41 +0000 If you like antique or flea markets, a trip to Portobello Road Market is a must if you’re visiting London. Portobello Road Market is a series of shops and stalls that run for almost two miles on Portobello Road in London’s fashionable Notting Hill area. At Portobello, you’ll find not just antiques and collectables but also vintage and new clothing, […]

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A Spectacular Approach to LaGuardia Airport Sun, 03 Apr 2016 16:39:46 +0000 We were coming in to land at LaGuardia Airport on a particularly sunny afternoon a few months ago when I looked out the window – I always get the window seat for precisely this reason – and saw this: It was such a spectacular view, I grabbed my cell phone and moved closer to avoid the sun’s […]

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Seeing Jamaica on Television Mon, 21 Mar 2016 02:48:32 +0000 Jamaica had a fantastic few weeks on American television when two reality shows, The Real Housewives of Atlanta and The Bachelor, filmed some of their episodes there. Although neither show appeals to me, I swallowed my distaste and allowed the storyline to take a backseat to the view unfolding on my television screen. I ended up catching more of […]

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