I’ve always considered The New York Botanical Garden my garden. As a kid growing up in an apartment in the Bronx just a few blocks away, the park was like a big back yard for me. I played house under the cherry trees and games of hide and seek behind the big rocks. I remember days counting the fish in the ponds outside the Conservatory, and summer nights stretched out on a blanket on Daffodil Hill at free concerts with my parents. Even now, all grown up and living 12 miles north in a house with a yard and daffodils of my own, I still go to The New York Botanical Garden every chance I get. And if you’re in the Big Apple this spring, summer, or fall, it’s a great time for you to visit too. Because this is the year that The New York Botanical Garden is transformed into Monet’s Garden. read more »
I can trace my interest in supermarkets as tourist attractions to time I spent in the Dominican Republic 17 years ago, when, shopping with local friends, I was downright shocked by the variety of shapes and sizes of the kitchen tool invented to smash a once-fried plantain slice before tossing it back into the oil to make a tostón. read more »
Pacific Northwest native Dale Chihuly couldn’t have picked a better location for Seattle’s newest must-see attraction, Chihuly Garden and Glass, which opened May 21. Located at the base of the Emerald City’s iconic Space Needle, this expansive, colorful collection of Chihuly masterworks gives visitors an opportunity to marvel at creations from every decade of the artist’s storied career.
On June 15, the Disneyland Resort will open the highly anticipated Cars Land, a new, 12-acre section of the Disney California Adventure Park. Based on the Disney-Pixar blockbuster Cars, the land features three new attractions: Luigi’s Flying Tires, a spinning, bumper car-style ride in which the tires float on a cushion of air; Mater’s Junkyard Jamboree, where riders whip around behind a baby tractor “do-si-doing” to tunes from Mater’s giant jukebox; and the thrilling Radiator Springs Racers, a ride that includes lots of fun encounters with Cars’ characters and ends with an electrifying race to the finish line. read more »