Tag Archives: Sex and the City

Eats: The best cupcakes in the world

It’s been a worldwide quest: trying to find the cupcakes of my youth. My search for this Holy Grail (see here, where it first started) has taken me from New York’s Lower East Side to the Upper West Side. From … Continue reading

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Call me a horse’s behind, but I agree with NYC attraction ban

What’s New York City without knishes, the Brooklyn Bridge, and those horse-drawn carriages around Central Park? If you’ve always daydreamed about taking one of those romantic carriage rides, a la Carrie Bradshaw (she once compared herself to one of the … Continue reading

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What you’ve just gotta do in NYC

When people ask me what they absolutely must do when visiting NYC, I don’t say hang out at Zabar’s or have deli or Yonah Schimmel’s knishes or visit the Lower East Side Tenement Museum, the Carl Schurz dog park or mainline … Continue reading

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Why travel can be the best learning experience you’ll ever have

For me, the next best high after travel is when I’m asked to play tour guide. Or offer travel help A few weeks ago, two people who might as well be from different planets asked me for the same favor. … Continue reading

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Asia Chronicles: Managing to stay out of trouble in Singapore

I’m not trying to be funny. Everything I knew about Singapore — the jumping off point for my recent adventure aboard the Eastern & Oriental Express — was what everyone else seemed to know, too. That American kid who was … Continue reading

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Gourmet cupcakes from an ATM? Sweet …

When I was growing up at the Joisey Shore, there was a guy I looked forward to seeing every week: The Dugan’s Man. He didn’t whisper sweet nothings in my ear. He left sweet somethings for me to savor. And … Continue reading

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The ultimate retreat: A (very) remote monastery

Reposting this story I wrote for The Huffington Post about a year ago. About a — not to get all New Age, but it’s true — magical place that got me to that natural high when yoga and meditation just … Continue reading

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