I’m not really a cruise person…nor am I really a beach person.  I’ll do the resort thing, but it’s not usually on the top of my list.  So, how did I end up in the Bahamas, thrown into the middle of a locals brawl? Damany had done one of those political phone surveys, which offers a “free” cruise upon completion.  He took the offer.  More on that ordeal later, in another post.  As part of the offer, we were to

If you are traveling in Puerto Rico and don’t want to stay right in the center of San Juan, Numero Uno Guest House in Ocean Park is a great option at a decent price. The neighborhood is about a 10 minute drive from Old San Juan, and much quieter at night. The guesthouse sits right on the beach for easy access to a refreshing swim first thing in the morning – or a nice walk along the shore at night.

The 2013 White House Passover Seder included a dish that came from a member of my employer’s family.  I thought this was an extremely exciting tidbit and decided to share it here as well.  The recipe can also be found on the White House official website, along with other featured favorites from the 2013 Seder. *Recipe contributed by: David Litt, Presidential Speechwriter in the Office of Communications I come from an Ashkenazi family, and we tend to stick to the

Posted on 21 May , 2013
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Bodrum holidays – welcome to the cosmopolitan and contemporary region of Turkey. Connecting Europe to Asia, along the south coast of the Bodrum Peninsula, holidaymakers can expect to make modern memories within a country brimming with tradition and culture. Despite the development of the area, there are still a number of travel tips that can ensure you stay safe and savvy during your Bodrum holidays. Dress Turkey is predominantly a Muslim country, with over 99 per cent of inhabitants following

Posted on 7 May , 2013
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Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey One of the things I love most about Turkey is the richness in color and texture and scent that seems to exude from every surface.  From carpets to ceramics, spices to sweets; it seems that everything you pass is calling to your senses, yearning for your attention. Here, outside of Elegance Carpet (my favorite rug & ceramics shop in the city), they have created a colorful, artsy wall outside of the gallery using pieces of the broken

Posted on 15 April , 2013
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If you like your holiday destinations a little out of the ordinary, with stacks of diversity and plenty of new experiences on offer, there’s no place quite like Egypt. It’s a land of contrasts; and as holiday destinations go, it certainly delivers the full package. Head to the non-stop cities of Cairo and Luxor to discover the buzz and bustle of modern Egyptian life, which is threaded with some of the most awe-inspiring archaeological treasures you will ever see. Visit

Posted on 15 April , 2013
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