5 Oldest Bars in NYC

Many claim to have the oldest bar in New York City, but here is what I think are definitively the 5 oldest still operating in town. PJ Clarke's, Bridge Cafe (R.I.P.), Fraunces Tavern, Pete's Tavern, & McSorley's are undeniably ancient watering holes where you can literally sit and drink in the history of New York.... Continue Reading →

Cruising the NorthWest Passage.

One of the most incredible trips I've ever taken was aboard the Academik Iofffe with One Ocean Expeditions. The ship is a Russian research vessel, that for a short period in the summer, takes on a few civilians to journey through the famed NorthWest Passage. Aboard a crew of specialist ranging from glaciologists, environmentalist, to... Continue Reading →

The most Madrid places to eat in Madrid.

Madrid is an ancient city with a rich, complex history which can easily be tasted in its cuisine. Moorish influences rounded out by mediterranean sensibilities, flavored with a bit of panache from Gaul, Madrid has a cosmopolitan palate to suit any taste. https://youtu.be/C07ET2bu--U My first stop was the Mercado de San Miguel, which is classified... Continue Reading →

Drone over San Lorenzo de La Escorial

Come take a quick flight with us over San Lorenzo La Escorial, the Royal holy seat of the Spanish Catholic Church, and a beautiful complex that was built by King Philip II of Spain. Just one hour outside of Madrid this makes a perfect day trip to get into the middle of paradise. Check out... Continue Reading →

Madrid’s fabulous Flamenco Scene.

La Corral de la Moreira is Madrid's premiere spot to see the worlds best and freshest Flamenco dancing. This world renown dinner theater has hosted the world's greatest celebrities and Brendan Fraser. Inside you are treated to a fantastic meal from stage side tables, all with a fantastic view. The talent is hand picked and... Continue Reading →

San Lorenzo de El Escorial. Madrid Magic.

If you travel an hour west of Madrid, you will find yourself in some of the most beautiful green landscape imaginable. This is San Lorenzo de El Escorial, and the site of the historic residence of the king of Spain, built by Philip the second in the 16th century. This controversial building constructed by Juan... Continue Reading →

Drone over Madrid.

What a treat to fly over Madrid from the VP Design Hotel Plaza Espana. This ancient city has lots of lovely secrets and surprises in store, so this week we will be highlighting good ol' Madrid in pretense to the Davis Cup Tennis Championship hosted by Kosmos Tennis in November. The spotlight will be on... Continue Reading →

The Oldest Restaurant in The World. Madrid’s 300 Year Old Botín.

Welcome to Madrid, city of the living, the vibrant and elegant capital of Spain and a cosmopolitan jewel of the Iberian peninsula. With a rich and ancient past you can literally taste Madrid’s history in its food, and while it’s easy to get lost in the cobblestone lined streets, there is one place where you... Continue Reading →

One Perfect Day in Reykjavik.

I have issues with the word tourist. In this travel soaked world we live in where cross continent airfares are often less then the cost of a good meal, the idea of tourists infiltrating your city can be a harrowing concept. When I accepted a long term project that would move me to Reykjavik, my... Continue Reading →

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