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Sleepy Hollow Cemetery Archer

Sleepy Hollow Cemetery

Whether it’s Washington Irving’s 1820 story or the 1999 movie with Johnny Depp and Christina Ricci, the chances are Sleepy Hollow cemetery is ringing a faint bell in the back of your mind. While on my first trip out of Manhattan and up into New York state, I was so…

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Musee du Marrakech Central Court

Eight Museums You Must Visit

Is there a better way to spend an afternoon than mooching around a museum, soaking up knowledge and getting your geek on?  Seeing as it was International Museum Day last week I wanted to share some of my favourite museums with you. It’s unusual for me to visit, well anywhere…

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Perfect Door MoMA

Snow Day at MoMA

I was just a little bit overwhelmed when I arrived in the lobby of the Museum of Modern Art in New York.  Firstly by how many people were there and secondly by the size of the museum and all the things to see inside it. We got there first thing…

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Mast South Street Seaport New York

Seeing Another Side of New York; South Street Seaport

Just a short stroll from the shiny skyscrapers in New York’s Financial District you’ll find the South Street Seaport.  It is pretty much the exact opposite of FiDi, with a boatload of restored 19th century buildings; from the East River’s Pier 17 you can get a great view of the…

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Citizen M Times Square Lobby Pic

Staying at Citizen M Hotel, Times Square

The only thing harder than deciding on what to see while you’re in New York is deciding what to eat. The only thing harder than deciding what to eat while in New York is deciding where to stay. It ended up being a video from Lily Pebbles that convinced me…

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Inside the Guggenheim New York

Going Round And Round The Guggenheim in New York

It should come as no surprise to hear that we headed over to the Upper East Side to check out the Guggenheim while we were in New York.  We had to see that infamous spiral staircase and the art of course. The main gallery area – which runs alongside the…

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Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir

A Stroll Through Central Park

It had snowed a good couple of inches just two days before, but the sun was shining and we thought it would be the perfect time to take a stroll through Central Park. Even with the biting wind it was a wonderful way to spend an afternoon. I took my…

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New York Skyline Met Museum

VISITING THE MET MUSEUM, NEW YORK

If you read my post about the Museum of Natural History and thought that was it for museums in New York then you were wrong. While in NYC, I spent two wonderful hours at the Metropolitan Museum of Art. This of course is nowhere near as much time as I wanted…

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Empire State Building View at Night

ESB VS TOP OF THE ROCK

My New York guide book had both the Empire State Building and the Rockefeller Centre in the Top 10 list of things to see while I was there. I really wasn’t sure if it would be worth going up both.  Don’t get me wrong, the photographer in me loves getting…

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Ellen's Stardust Diner NYC

EATING AT ELLEN’S STARDUST DINER, NYC

You know how in old films, people get dressed up and go out for dinner and show. I love that but there aren’t many opportunities for that kind of thing nowadays.  Google it and there will be plenty of options for where to eat before or after the theatre, but nothing…

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The High Line NYC

WALKING NEW YORK’S HIGH LINE

Not to be confused with the High Wire (which you’d find at the circus) the High Line, was once the main method of transporting goods across New York City. Now, 34 years since the last train passed along the tracks, it has become New York’s Garden in the Sky. Why…

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Space Needle Seattle

VISITING SEATTLE

I found some draft posts hidden away in a folder on my server – I don’t know how they got there and why I never published them, but never mind… I’m on the case now! This is from a trip I took a few years ago, before I started to get…

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FLORIDA HONEYMOON SNAPS

Given my love of theme parks and our desire to get away from the real world after our wedding, it shouldn’t come as any surprise that Boon and I went to Florida for our honeymoon. Mainly though we were at Disneyworld and Cape Canaveral.  We stayed in the Wilderness Lodge…

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