Granada, Nicaragua

I arrived in Granada early in the morning from San Juan del Sur.  It was an unexpected arrival and I had no time to find a place to stay in advance.  I asked to be dropped off by Parque Central because I knew it was surrounded by hotels and, being a more touristy area, would […]


San Juan del Sur, Nicaragua

San Juan del Sur is located on the Pacific Coast of Nicaragua, about 40 minutes from the border of Costa Rica.  It’s a hippie-surf-mecca adorned with colorful buildings and a sprawling bay.  While the addition of several upscale eco-lodges has put SJDS on the map, the city’s relaxed atmosphere and cool vibe still caters to […]


Vibrant Colors of West Harlem

West Harlem is home to fantastic restaurants and bakeries, beautiful churches, unique architecture, inspiring street art, and a bustling 125th Street complete with musicians and the legendary Apollo Theater.  It’s an exquisite neighborhood, alive with soul and energy.  They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Here is a photographic tour of the vibrant […]


A Photographer’s Guide to Budapest

By: Kim Norrman, Sweden-based photographer and founder of Kim Norrman Photography. Budapest, Hungary is a gem in Eastern Europe. Although Prague has long been known by Americans as the most worthwhile Eastern European destination, in recent years the prices have skyrocketed as Prague has been overrun by tourists and has lost some of its charm. Budapest, however, […]


The Market NYC: Shop & Discover Emerging Designers

The Market NYC recently opened in its new Soho location at 159 Bleecker Street.  Open Wednesday through Sunday, The Market is home to emerging clothing, jewelry and craft designers, as well as local artists and collectors.  It’s the perfect spot to find a unique piece of jewelry, clothing or art at a reasonable price.  If you’re […]


Cartagena: Alone on Playa Blanca

Ever wanted the luxury of having an exotic beach all to yourself? Here’s how! The crystal blue Caribbean water of Playa Blanca, Cartagena.   If you know anything about Cartagena, you know that the beaches and water closest to Cartagena, off Bocadrande and Old City, are not the turquoise water pictured above.  To swim in […]

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