NYC writer covering travel, adventure, pets, and conservation. Published in NYT, Salon, Fodor's, TheDodo, ShermansTravel, JohnnyJet, etc. Senior Editor of Jeff Corwin Explorer Series: Sharks eBook.
This piece explores my experience—and fixation on the natural world around me—as a Hindu climbing to the top of the sacred ruins which are older than those at Angkor Wat.
A refreshing drizzle descended from the heavens on the evening I arrived in Ubon Ratchathani, Thailand, for its annual candle festival. Held at the beginning of Khao Phansa (Buddhist Lent), this two-day celebration in late July marks the start of the rainy season with the largest candle procession in Thailand. Puddles of fallen rain in Thung Si Muang Park, reflected the imposing, golden statue of Garuda (half-man and half-bird vehicle of the Hindu god Vishnu), stretching his wings on a vessel...
Canada’s fastest-growing city—for the second year in a row—is one you may not have heard of: Saskatoon, in the province of Saskatchewan (which borders the U.S. states of Montana and North Dakota), offers an inimitable blend of prairie charm and big-city buzz. Read more on Shermans Travel...
Looking for vegan restaurants in NY? Here are my favorites...
Explore the natural wonders and myths that permeate the untouched slice of paradise on Andros.
Read about visiting Woodstock Farm Sanctuary, one of my favorite day trips from New York City.
Check out my first blog post for Intrepid travel on solo travel in my favorite country- Costa Rica!
When you think of Hawaii, luaus and hula dancing come to mind. But, there’s much more to the islands than these popular attractions. On Molokai, an island that hasn’t been on the radar of many Americans, the air is fresher, the people friendlier, and the nature unspoiled.
In America, our diversity is evident in the way we celebrate our unique passions. In these 11 festivals around the country, people gather to honor the wacky and the wonderful. From rolling in grits and running away from roller derby girls, to floats praising duct tape, fungus and aliens, there’s a fascinating event happening every month.
Santa Fe is enchanting in the spring, with lilacs and forsythias set against adobe buildings and clear skies. The season takes its time creeping in, but that shouldn’t stop you from enjoying the quieter time (and lower rates) in the New Mexico capital.
Ohio's hidden gem of Hocking Hills remains one of my favorite midwestern destinations. Read all about this natural wonder in my latest for amNewYork.
American Queen Steamboat Company's latest vessel is the only all-suite steamboat cruising the Mississippi River. It was a dream to be on, and I fulfilled my desire to visit the Deep South. Learn all about it here!