Author Archive for Hillary

Miles and Miles: 2016 Year in Review

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I’m not on the “I hate 2016” bandwagon. It was definitely frustrating at times, but in my personal and professional life, 2016 was great. I have a lot to be thankful for and I achieved several bucket list goals – but you’ll…

Matilda, the Algonquin Cat

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At Christmastime, The Algonquin Hotel is as glittery and festive as the rest of the city, with its ceiling-high Christmas tree, champagne flutes, jolly revelers and decorative garlands. However, there’s a little reminder of summer etched onto those historic walls…

Friday Photo: Beneath the Andes in Chile

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I spent the past week biking a few hundred miles around Chile, going from Santiago to the Pacific coast and then into Valparaiso and the wine regions. I’ve done plenty half-day bike tours but this was my first long-term biking…

Friday Photo: Looking Up in New York

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This week’s Friday Photo comes to you on a Saturday – but it’s my Friday, because I’ve been working six days a week this month in order to finish some big projects. So, this week. It wasn’t a good week.…

From Scotland to Jamaica in a Day

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On Saturday, we went to Scotland. On Sunday, we headed to Jamaica. All without leaving the city limits. Therein lies the beauty of New York. Don’t get too excited… I’m talking about Jamaica in Queens and not the Caribbean island.…

Discovering the Tartan Day Parade

Several years ago, I lived in Williamsburg with my Scottish roommate, Shona. We pottered around the city every weekend, checking out shops and museums and whatever else was happening. One April, we were on our way to Central Park when…

Friday Photo: The Wall in England

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Between deadlines and getting ready to travel for my next assignment, I’ve been working so hard this week that I forgot it was Friday. Time to get lost in the photo archives for this week’s Friday Photo. I wanted to…

Friday Photo: Rainbows in Innsbruck

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I have gotten caught in more rainstorms than I can count. When it started to pour high up in the Alps of Innsbruck, Austria, I ducked into a shopping center that had a top floor bar with an observation deck.…

Happy Fur-th day, Matilda

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Normally, when the cops show up to a birthday party, it’s time to go home. Then again, normally the birthday girl is a human. If you were out last night in Times Square, you might have noticed an eclectic crowd…