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Trip To Discover A Different America

I cannot clearly remember what it was that made me want to visit some of the Southern states that I did. Did I want to visit the Bourbon trail, see horses that raced in the Kentucky Derby, or was it reading about Asheville and the arts there? Did the trip spin out out my desire… Continue reading Trip To Discover A Different America

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Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

As the winter really sets in, I am one of those people who take weekend trips to colder places. I mean, which of you will not agree that a few degrees colder than NYC is easy to handle? My logic about not going to warmer places is, I just cannot come back to the cold in… Continue reading Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

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Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

I guess, I was a skeptic and thought warehouse shopping was for people who hoard, large suburban families and the frugal. It was definitely not for young Manhattanite without cars, who lived in boxes and shopped at Whole Foods and who enjoyed exploring new and different things and places. That was my silly narrow minded view when I… Continue reading Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

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Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

I have come to realize that when you live in New York City, your trips are already planned for you. Seasonally there are a bunch of trips that are socially acceptable, if that is something concerns you. My first couple of years, I always planned to go to the wrong places at the wrong times. It… Continue reading Acceptable Seasonal Trips From NYC

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The Ocean And Me

You can say I have been traumatized by the beach. Well! Technically it’s the ocean… Ever since the time that I found a dubious lump floating me when I was about ten, I have been skeptical of the ocean. My dad had taken me for a swim in the ocean and while I happily enjoyed the cold… Continue reading The Ocean And Me

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A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

That’s How I Got To Manhattan All kinds of things happen in New York. It’s not safe. Don’t make eye contact with anyone! Read a map in private. Disguise being a tourist. Keep a close watch on your bag. Thinking about everything friends had told me about New York, anxiously, I boarded the N.J. Transit… Continue reading A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

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Travel USA

People who have lived in America their whole lives seem surprised by all the traveling we do in the United States. I wonder why that is. I wonder why I hear of more people going off to Italy than flying to Oregon? I wonder why people from New York will fly to the Caribbean, but… Continue reading Travel USA

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Weekend In Hudson Valley (Part 2) – Woodstock

Another Weekend in Hudson Valley   Woodstock is my perfect cure to relax, eat, look within and reset. If that’s what you are looking for, don’t wait to travel to another Thailand or India. You can start right here. Right now. My first trip out of New York, first weekend getaway, when Ashwin and I had… Continue reading Weekend In Hudson Valley (Part 2) – Woodstock

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On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC

I was finally moving!! I was going to New York City. Well! Close enough- Jersey City! Where will I stay? How will I deal with realtors ( my image is that of a shirtless creep showing me homes in Hyderabad, India when I was apartment hunting there)? Will it be safe? How will I commute… Continue reading On Renting – To Live In/Short Term Visit To America/NYC

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Weekend in Hudson Valley (Part 1) – Saugerties, Rhinebeck

Rhinebeck & Hyde Park – A little bit of Dutchess County  Easter break is almost here. A three day weekend is around the corner. If you don’t have family around (like most immigrants) or are new to this part of the country or are simply looking to get out of New York, here are a… Continue reading Weekend in Hudson Valley (Part 1) – Saugerties, Rhinebeck