Author Archive for Hillary

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…

Sunsets and Shelling

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The shift from swanky Marco Island to chilled-out Indian Rocks Beach was instantaneous. On this barrier island between the Gulf of Mexico and the Intracoastal Waterway, life was slower and quieter. We wound up here by accident (which is a…

Beach Hopping on the Paradise Coast

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Some people might question the logic in leaving for a flight at 4am the morning after a big New Year’s party. To those people I say: You clearly don’t know me at all. We kicked off 2015 bright and early,…

What Really Happened in 2014

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Well hello there. As you’ve probably noticed, I went completely MIA for a few weeks. I’ve been neglecting the blog — and you, dear readers — and for that I’m very sorry. It won’t happen again… because Alan and my…

The Baths in Bath

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The key to a successful long-term road trip is in planning your overnight stops. The not-so-secret secret? Choose towns that you’d like to spend the most time in instead of ones that are convenient for your route. (If that sounds…

An Afternoon at the Beach in Bournemouth

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If you didn’t already believe that England was experiencing a rare heat wave, these photos of Bournemouth will convince you. It seemed like half of the country took the day off of work to go to the beach. Bournemouth has…