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It might have felt like the hottest weekend of the summer and I may have nearly …


It might have felt like the hottest weekend of the summer and I may have nearly fainted from heat stroke but it sure was a good one!! How did you fill your weekend? Ours ended with this view of Manhattan from the ferry as we were leaving Governors Island and the @jazzagelawnparty which was, and always is, my very favorite event of the summer. See my Story and @dante.vincent’s for all the details. If you missed it this year, mark your calendar for January 13-16 because Jazz Age is now occurring in Miami!!!🍾🌴Tickets go on sale September 13.💕 #JALP2016

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On what felt like the brightest, hottest day of the year @dante.vincent & I spen…


On what felt like the brightest, hottest day of the year @dante.vincent & I spent a silly amount of money yesterday to travel up the Hudson River for a long-overdue tour of Bannerman Castle & Pollepel Island. We’ve been seeing it for years now whenever we take Amtrak to or from his dad’s house. From the train tracks it passes by in a blink but it’s always a moment of mystery and fleeting fascination that has embedded itself in my memory as a place I simply needed to see up close sooner than later. Sooner finally came and we found out the hard way that a Zipcar is about the most ridiculously expensive way you can travel around NY state, one which we now don’t recommend, and the tour of the island itself is quite overpriced. BUT it was an unusual adventure that made my Scottish-loving heart exceedingly pleased because the name belongs to Scottish immigrant Frank Bannerman. He built the castle and this manor home on the island as the 1800’s were becoming the 1900’s and he invented the retail model that we now know as Army Surplus Stores. In the castle on the island he stored all of his goods for sale, then lived here surrounded by carvings of the Saltire and Thistle flowers, just a few minutes walk toward another side of the island. All of it is being lovingly restored by passionate volunteers who have given the island new life.👉🏼Check out @dante.vincent’s feed for a look at the castle and a little more insight into the history.🏰

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If I can’t be in the water, let me always be where I can see the sea. That endle…

If I can’t be in the water, let me always be where I can see the sea. That endless and mysterious blue which calls, like a siren…

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We actually preferred Crete to Santorini, @dante.vincent & I. And in this moment…


We actually preferred Crete to Santorini, @dante.vincent & I. And in this moment, when he took this photo — I preferred Crete to the whole darn world. It all felt so far from election drama, far from the fears of terrorism, far from my home office and a full email inbox…. with my freshly tanned skin, the wind in my hair and a glass of wine waiting, on a sailboat, oh if you could only feel what I felt in this moment. If only the whole world could. Maybe it would be a place with more love. A place where we could all be happier. A place where we’d be quicker to forgive and slower to hate. Looking at this picture I realize how far I still have to go before I am the Global Citizen I want to be. But I also think back to who I was before I became an avid explorer. And I am full of gratefulness for the travel opportunities that have helped me grow. I don’t ever want to go back to being the person I was before I was a traveler. But why does this matter to you? Because despite appearances I’m no one special and I have no more money or opportunity than you do. I just wanted this bad enough to make it happen. You can do the same. I promise. 💙🇬🇷

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Sharing some outtakes from Greece in my Stories today. Let me know what you thin…


Sharing some outtakes from Greece in my Stories today. Let me know what you think of this? I might do it more often for other destinations 😉 Also, check out @beautifulhotels, @beautifulcuisines and @theluxurycollection which have recently been sharing photos @dante.vincent & I took while on assignment for them in Greece. Cheers! 🌍

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