Tag: Lori Tripoli

Escape to Bear Mountain

The Bear Mountain Inn in Rockland County, N.Y. was intended to be "the handsomest playground in the world" when it opened in 1915. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Loving the Bear Mountain Inn, But ….   A great getaway for those living in New York City and thereabouts is the Bear Mountain Inn and all it has to offer—hiking and sports for the athletically inclined, a zoo and a…

Where to Stay in Manhattan: A Trip to the Tryp Hotel

The lobby bar in the Tryp Hotel in New York City. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Affordability and Convenience of the Tryp in New York City   What’s to like about the Tryp Hotel in New York City? Its modern convenience and reasonable price—perfect for an overnight following an evening on the town and for stays…

A Rising River Seine

Climate change: A rising river Seine causes a few inconveniences for tourists in Paris. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

Navigating Paris when the Water Is High   In Paris with the youthful adventurers for a quick tour of its mainstream attractions, the first hint we receive that there is a little problem with rising water in the Seine river…

Celebrity Summit Cruising

Enjoy a cappuccino and a book in the lounge at the Café Al Bacio on the Celebrity Summit. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

A Trip to the Southern Caribbean on a Ship Full of Bliss More of a small boat or river boat cruiser, when I opt for a cruise of the Southern Caribbean, I go big: A group of friends and I…

Living in Paris vs. Visiting Paris

Four helpful and interesting books on Paris

4 Books for Experiencing France for Any Length of Time Part of the joy of visiting any given destination is seeing oneself living there. But living in Paris carries its own special dream. I imagine it is like living in…

Staying in San Juan Now

Staying in San Juan: The lobby of boutique hotel La Terraza de San Juan. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

One Good Place to Stay in Post-Hurricane Maria Puerto Rico Having scheduled a Caribbean cruise departing from San Juan for Thanksgiving week 2017, we thoughtfully built in a day before and after in San Juan for a little bit of…

Visiting San Juan Now

A busker in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico. Photo credit: M. Ciavardini.

After Hurricane Maria and a Slow Recovery Devastated Puerto Rico, Should Tourists Still Go to San Juan?   Having planned a cruise departing from San Juan for the greater part of the year, I am not sure what to expect…

A DFW Stayover

The Bashful Adventurer in DFW: Layover options at DFW: rough it in the lounge, be price conscious offsite, or enjoy the convenience of a hotel onsite. Here, the view from a room at the Grand Hyatt Dallas Fort Worth, located at DFW Terminal D. Photo credit: L. Tripoli.

A Layover at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport Turns Out Well   A last-minute business trip taking me from New York to the Pacific Coast of Mexico means that I have an unwieldly layover at Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, of the…

#MondayFunDay Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

#MondayFunDay Cat on a Hot Tin Roof

Cat Naps in Old San Juan, Puerto Rico Visiting a new place of necessity means looking around, even when one is simply walking from one destination to another. See more, notice more, pay attention more. And so, in Old San…