Maybe don’t go to Albany in winter (but do go because it’s lovely)

It’s really cold in Albany in January. And snow. My friends Heather and Nate moved to Albany. What a great excuse to see a new city and hang with one of my favorite couples. I think a lot of Long Islanders think of the state of New York in 4 parts: Long Island The City Westchester And everything else is upstate Yes, “upstate” refers to … Continue reading Maybe don’t go to Albany in winter (but do go because it’s lovely)

I’ve been writing, just not here

GoAbroad.com is a website that aims to link travelers to quality, meaningful travel experiences. They provide program ideas and resources to travelers looking for opportunities to study, volunteer, work, adventure, and teach abroad. Twice a year the lovely people at GoAbroad put on a Writer’s Academy. As a member of the most recent cohort, I’ve been honing my travel writing skills and learning about things … Continue reading I’ve been writing, just not here

Helga’s Folly

To get the train to Nuwara Eliya we had to go back to Kandy for one night. So I added yet another hotel to my ever-growing list of sleeping places in Asia: Helga’s Folly. The Lonely Planet entry about Helga’s Folly describes it like this: “Helga’s Folly could have been dreamt up as a joint project between Gaudi and Dali. This hotel/art gallery/surrealist dream has … Continue reading Helga’s Folly