How To Travel When You Have Pets

Above are my two furbabies, Gus and Playbill respectively, sitting in my carry-on suitcase that I took down from one of my closets recently to start packing for Israel. In case you’ve forgotten, I am heading to Israel on a Birthright trip just two months before I age out of the newly expanded max age for eligibility – 32. I’m excited but also kinda nervous … Continue reading How To Travel When You Have Pets

Power to the People: Protests in NYC vs. Budapest

You may have heard that last week was the Women’s March in major cities (and probably not major cities) across the United States. As far as I know, they were completely safe and no one was arrested. I took part in the one on the Upper West Side of New York City and marched downtown. To be quite honest, it was a very short march. … Continue reading Power to the People: Protests in NYC vs. Budapest

The Best Ghost Signs in Denver, Colorado

I knew nothing about the history of Denver before I arrived in Colorado last October. I had no idea when the city was founded (in 1958!) or that once the newcomers settled down, they first established bars and right after that they built brothels making Market Street into Denver’s Red Light District. So, given the hundreds of years that Denver has been in existence, it … Continue reading The Best Ghost Signs in Denver, Colorado

The 200 Year Old Haunted Well in SoHo (New York, NY)

In October 2016, I was binging the Halloween episodes of the New York City history podcast The Bowery Boys. I highly encourage you to do the same if you like both New York City history and ghosts.  The week before Halloween, I convinced the guy I was dating at the time to walk around the Village and go to a bunch of the supposedly haunted … Continue reading The 200 Year Old Haunted Well in SoHo (New York, NY)