Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Shine

Street light poles and buildings SHINE in a setting sun along the Hudson River walk in Battery Park City in New York.  See more SHINE images at Ailsa’s Travel Theme. Continue reading Ailsa’s Travel Theme: Shine

New York Harbor


A must-see activity in any trip to New York City should include a tour of the harbor.  The harbor is the source of the city’s great wealth and an important element in its settlement and growth.  The views of the NYC skyline, New Jersey, the Statue of Liberty, and Ellis Island help put everything in perspective.  There are plenty of ways to see the harbor for very little and you can even ride back and forth between Staten Island and Manhattan for free.   Continue reading “New York Harbor”

Who’s Buried in Grant’s Tomb?

You may have been asked this trick question before. Most likely the questioner was a middle-schooler who just learned about trick questions and fell for this one about five minutes before she tried it on you. It’s no secret that Grant is buried in Grant’s tomb. That would be Ulysses Simpson Grant, affectionately known as U.S. Grant when he led the Northern armies during the civil war and simply President Grant when he won the presidency. Here is something you may not know: Grant isn’t the only one buried in his tomb. Read on!

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