Stories from travels in

New York

New Jersey: Armpit or Garden State?

I was quite surprised to be told that New Jersey is referred to as the armpit of America. From where I was standing, sitting, walking,

Bright lights, big city

New York: a city of bright lights and brighter people. A city where everything and anything goes. After my minor altercation with the camera people,

Hope rings eternal

I must be the only person in the world who has not seen footage of 9/11. I was living in Alaska at the time  and

A sour bite from a big apple

The view across the Hudson River is spectacular, especially at night. The Empire State looms large and the new World Trade Center towers pink over