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Salsa and Bachata Performance Videos from This Past Weekend at Salsamania (NYC)

I consider myself lucky to not only be a part of such a vibrant dance community here in New York, but that I get to witness such a great level of live performers on a consistent basis.  Here are the performances from this past weekend (10/10/15) at Salsamania. *If you’re unable to see the embedded ...

Organizing Your Wanderlust with Google Maps

I’ve been posting TripAdvisor reviews for a few years now, and one thing that’s always bothered me is the fact that I was never able to embed the map of ‘places I’ve visited’ on their site, into my blog. So what’s so important about using maps, and why would I want to embed maps into ...

Lessons Learned from Artist Jorge Selarón on the steps of Escadaria Selarón (Rio de Janiero)

I decided to write this post after recently coming across an article reporting on the death of Jorge Selarón. Though you may not recognize his name, there’s a good chance that you have probably seen his most famous work, the Escadaria Selarón (aka Selaron Steps). Sitting next to Selarón on his world-famous steps Outside of the ‘Christ the Redeemer’ ...

What are the Top Travel Blogs that You’d Recommend for Someone Planning a Sabbatical to South America?

After living in NYC for the past 11 yrs, I’ve finally decided to head back home to the sunny skies of Los Angeles…but before I go, I’m planning to head out on a 5-6 month sabbatical to South America and this is where I could use some help from the blogging community. I’ve actually been saving ...

wide lens distortion corrected in shot for architectural photography

Using Transform in Photoshop to Correct Wide Angle Distortion in Your Architectural Photography

For those of my readers who are getting into architectural photography, here’s a great video from AdobeCommunityHelp that demonstrates how to correct wide angle distortion in Photoshop. If you’re unable to see the embeded video, click on the following link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFsAxkcjFEM Let me start off by saying, that I’m actually a big fan of ultra wide angle ...

So, Does Peter Luger Really Have the Best Steak in New York City? (Brooklyn, NYC)

As one of the longest-running steakhouses in New York City, Peter Luger (established in 1887) has come to be considered one of, if not the best steakhouses in all the 5 boroughs. Located at 178 Broadway in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, Peter Luger’s (which was originally named Carl Luger’s Café, after owner Peter Luger’s nephew, who served as head ...

A Surprise West Coast Swing Demo by World Champions Jordan and Tatiana (NYC)

Ivonne with WCS Champions Jordan Frisbee and Tatiana Mollman It’s been over a decade since I first moved to New York, and while I might not agree with the many New Yorkers who claim that NYC is the ‘Center of the Universe’, I will say that it is definitely a place where having exceptional experiences and meeting extraordinary ...