This Saturday is the last installment of the Museum of Modern Art’s PS1 Summer Warm Up Series for 2014. Located in Long Island City, Queens, just a short subway ride from Manhattan and Brooklyn, the PS1 Warm Up series offers New Yorkers and tourists the chance to explore art through installations, music, and design both inside the actual museum, and through displays and sounds in the courtyard.
Visiting a new city or country can be an explosion of new experiences. From the sights, sounds, and scents, each new place has its own brand identity that can be vastly different than what you are used to back home. One of the best ways to dive right in and get a taste (literally) of the local flavor is by experiencing its food. For some, this means trying every street cart in sight, while others prefer to indulge in only the top rated restaurants. No matter which method you prefer, there is always one course that remains universal. Dessert.
Here are 8 sweet treats from around the world that are guaranteed to make you want to grab that passport and jump on the next flight out.
One of the best things about weekends in New York City? Escaping the city for a day! Just an hour’s journey along the Hudson River, Beacon is the perfect escape whether its a hot summer day, or a chilly Autumn escape.
Travel Up The Hudson River
Head to New York’s Grand Central Station and wander around the architectural icon while you wait for your train. See if you can spot the hidden black tile covered in cigarette tar from before the station’s major renovation. As you board the Metro North train, make sure to sit on the Port side (left) so that you can enjoy the river views as you hurtle up along the Hudson.
While I thoroughly recommend spending as much time as possible in Santorini, sometimes all you have is the option of one day. If you find yourself island hopping throughout Greece, here is your itinerary for exploring Oia, on the island of Santorini.
- Swimming in Amoudi Bay
Start your day with a cool dip in Amoudi Bay. The walk down to the water will leave you hot and sweaty and ready to enjoy all that Santorini has to offer-including a cliff dive! The path to the bay is a bit tricky, with a rocky path and narrow drops, but it makes the arrival all the more enjoyable as you take in the rising volcanic cliffs from below.
As a seasoned traveler, I am not naive about the potential “dangers” of being on the road. I am constantly checking for my passport, I try to travel with a group at night, and I do my diligent research about each new place that I visit to be fully informed about the local environment. However, even with all of my preparedness, sometimes mistakes happen.
On my recent trip to Santorini, Greece, my kindle and Canon camera were stolen.