Exploring Philadelphia, On a 1 Day City Break

Exploring Philadelphia, On a 1 Day City Break

/ Travel Stories, USA /
If you are a fan of “Rocky”, the famous film with Sylvester Stallone - you cannot miss the opportunity to visit Philadelphia.  It is the largest town in the state of Pennsylvania.  It is also the 6th most populous city in the U.S. With ... Read More
New York Downtown

New York City – The Big, no… “HUGE” Apple

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New York City is not just a Big Apple - New York City is a “Huge” Apple!  That’s the first thing that I thought while getting out of the PATH train station at 33rd street, on my very first day in New ... Read More
Street art of Lower East Side, New York City - Global Storybook

Street Art of The Lower East Side in Manhattan

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The Lower East Side (or LES for short) is a hot mecca destination for various street artists in New York City.  They have been continuously gracing numerous street corners, the top of the buildings, hidden back walls, and even the ... Read More
Undisclosed Files of the Police

Undisclosed Files From The Archives of The NYPD

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Book:  “Undisclosed Files of the Police: Cases From The Archives of The NYPD - From 1831 to the Present” Authors:  Bernard J. Whalen, Philip Messing, and Robert Mladinich Publisher:  Black Dog & Leventhal Publishers, 2016 If you're looking for a good overview ... Read More
New York City - 10 Most Iconic Skyscrapers - Global Storybook

10 Most Iconic Skyscrapers in New York City

/ Local Travel Tips, USA /
New York City is famous for many things, but primarily it is known as the city of skyscrapers.  It all started with the religious cathedrals - its oldest “skyscraper” was the Trinity Church, which was 280ft tall at the time ... Read More
New York For the First-Timers_ Everything You Need to Know - Global Storybook

New York For the First-Timers: What You Need to Know

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If you’re coming to New York City for the very first time - there are a few essential things that you need to know.  Some of these things might pertain to the U.S. in general, and some of them are ... Read More
Summer in New York City - Global Storybook

New York City in the Summer: A Photo Diary

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New York in Summer is a beautiful sight - the colorful flower pots, the green parks, the outside tables and chairs, the ice cream trucks... it is the season of fun, relaxation, leisure, and the frequent weekend getaways.  Though, not ... Read More
How to Use the Subway in the New York City - Global Storybook

How to Use the Subway In the New York City

/ Local Travel Tips, USA /
The New York City’s subway (metro) system was opened in 1904, though the city’s earliest train operations begun in 1863.  It is one of the oldest and largest subway networks in the World (in 2015, it reported over 5 million rides ... Read More
New York City - Top 10 Parks - Global Storybook

New York City: The Top 10 Parks

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New York City, with its five boroughs of Manhattan, Brooklyn, Queens, Bronx and the Staten Island, has a large number of very beautiful, scenic, recreational public parks.  Each park is quite unique on its own, and offers a number of ... Read More
Brooklyn Botanic Garden in Summer, New York City - Global Storybook

Brooklyn Botanic Garden: Summer Edition

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Its most popular visiting time is from mid-March to mid-April, once the gorgeous Sakura (Cherry) trees go in full bloom.  Then the garden attracts thousands of daily visitors flocking in to take pictures around the beautiful white-and-pink trees.  So what ... Read More
Steve Osborne - The Job

True Tales From The Life Of a New York City Cop

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Book:  “The Job: True Tales From The Life Of a New York City Cop” Author:  Steve Osborne Publisher:  Anchor Books, 2015 If you ever wondered what a real, day-to-day job of a New York City's police officer is like then you will be ... Read More
New York City: The Top 50 Attractions

New York City: The Top 50 Attractions

/ Local Travel Tips, USA /
Before it was named New York, this beautiful city was known as New Amsterdam, albeit for a very brief period of time.  After it’s earliest settlers, the Dutch, have surrendered to the British, in the mid-1600s, the city has started ... Read More
The Ultimate Guide to New York by Seasons - Global Storybook

The Ultimate Guide to New York by Seasons

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There are a ton of things that you can do in NYC, depending on the season.  Each one has something unique to offer - from the holiday markets in the Winter to the fireworks in the Summer, there's much to do and ... Read More
A Country of Strangers by David K. Shipler

Multiracial USA: A Country of Strangers

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Book:  “A Country of Strangers - Blacks and Whites in America” Author:  David K. Shipler Publisher:  Vintage Books, New York, 1998 There is no better way to learn more about United States, than by studying one of its most enduring and ... Read More
Utah, Grand Canyon

Utah – Travel To The Orange Lands

/ USA, Weekend Travel /
I went away for several days last week.  And we went to Arizona and Utah to look at a bunch of canyons and canyon related stuff.  And although I was sort of looking forward to it, I was also skeptical ... Read More
High Line park, New York

High Line – the Highlight of New York

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High Line, an elevated pathway running continuously through 23 blocks on the Manhattan's West Side, is a comparatively recent attraction, completed only in 2014.  Before it officially became a park, the High Line was a railway used by freight trains to deliver goods to the Downtown ... Read More
Chicago - Global Storybook

Razzle Dazzle Me… Chicago

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Come on, babe Why don't we paint the town?.. And all that jazz There are not too many people in this World that haven't seen the musical Chicago, or... at least heard of the Broadway show by the same name ... Read More
Florida That is Not Miami

Florida That is Not Miami

/ USA, Weekend Travel /
Ok, so this past weekend I went away to Florida for a few days.  And the whole purpose of the trip was to show my pale body that sun is a very much tangible object.  And we didn’t go to ... Read More
Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

Arthur Kill Ship Graveyard

Humans generally have some strange fascination with abandoned buildings or interesting scrap yards or historical lands that maybe once produced a monumental battle.  I think it has a lot to do with our desire to learn, seek adventure or attempt ... Read More
New Orleans - Jambalaya and All That Jazz

New Orleans – Jambalaya and All That Jazz

/ USA, Weekend Travel /
This past weekend, I happened to be visiting New Orleans for a few days. And here's how that went. I was driven from the airport to my place of stay by a taxi driver. Attention - a happy taxi driver ... Read More
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