Travel

  • There is an honesty and purity in farmer's hands. I have been visiting farms and markets across Jamaica and I found myself taking pictures of farmers' hands. I was doing this instinctively. I felt that if I looked at their hands closely, I would understand who they were as a person. Each callous, corn and crack in skin told the story of hard work and dedicat

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  •   Port Antonio is Jamaica unplugged. A visit to the northeast city feels like a true departure from busy Kingston and deep dive into old Jamaica. Port Antonio wants nothing to do with sprawling resorts and pre-made daiquiris, instead, visitors craving a more local experience are beckoned.   For many years Port Antonio was synonymous wi

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  •   Bali is a far-flung gateway to exotic and spellbinding wonders. Indonesia has over 17,000 islands spread between Asia and mainland China. Brimming with 246 million people, Bali is the only island that is Hindu in the whole archipelago, and that is a draw for many visitors. The island’s terrain is diverse and is largely volcanic. See cloud kis

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  • Oct 6, 2015

    Jamaica’s busy cosmopolitan capital is often overlooked as a destination magnet. Kingston is one those international cities that is one of a kind. In many places it is an urban landscape that features street art, bustling street traffic, thriving businesses, vibrant people and the other side it’s a tranquil garden-scape, where you can relax outdoors in a

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  • Apr 20, 2015

      “Watch it browning!” yelled the smiling handcart man as the wheel of the wooden cart narrowly missed my ankle. My toes were snug against the blue tarp laden with green bananas. There was nowhere else for me to go and make room for him. So I sidestepped between the bananas and yams straddling the produce until he passed. The handcart man nod

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  • Feb 18, 2015

    [caption id="attachment_2078" align="alignnone" width="1024"] Dai pai dong. Photo by Diana O'Gilvie[/caption] Dining out in Hong Kong is second nature to locals. Meals are cheaply priced and richly flavored with a wide variety to suit any palate. Many restaurants stick to one dish that they do well, like barbequed goose or snake soup. You will often find

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  • Nov 2, 2014

    “This place is GREEN man!” said my travel companion, Tadd. I thought he was joking as I looked at cracked mud caked streets blowing up clouds of smoke as vehicles sped around them. The whiteness of the dust was off putting.   This wasn’t green. Befuddled, I looked at him. He met my side-eye and chuckled. “Yea, this is green.” I took a sip of t

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  • Oct 18, 2014

    Since returning to New York, I've been taking several walks.  On one of my recent jaunts throughout Little Italy I've seen some lovely street art.  Here are a few I managed to shoot with my Samsung phone.  The energy of these pieces aren't the same as London, but why should they be?  I like the whimsical nature of these pieces.  Hope you do too. [capti

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  • Sep 23, 2014

    This weekend I met up with my friend Tatiana at her favorite New York festival.  Tati has been going to San Ganarro in Little Italy since she was a little girl.  San Ganarro is an eleven day festival for all the senses.  It felt  as if all of New York descended upon the ever shrinking New York neighborhood to partake in religious processions, musical per

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  • Sep 20, 2014

    The North Nordic Food Festival returned to New York City with an exclusive, private dinner by Finnish chef Sasu Laukkonen. Laukkonen’s specialty is new Nordic cuisine, his innovativeness garnered him his first Michelin star earlier this year at his Helsinki restaurant Chef & Sommelier.   “I was very surprised!” Laukkonen remarked. “It’s

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