Dec 252016
Our Christmas Card from New York City

By Mr. TWS — Sweeney and I kicked off our Christmas season a little differently this year because our relocation to Scottsdale, Arizona from the San Francisco Bay Area was still in progress. Instead of getting our Christmas tree and decorating just after Thanksgiving before heading off to Europe for 10 days in early December, it seemed getting to New York City for a few days was the perfect plan.

Aug 152011
It's a Cliché, but I Love New York

If you dig around on my website a bit, you’ll find posts about some of my experiences in New York City. Although I tend to find something to love about most cities I’ve been to, New York really has a special place in my heart. I think it’s the energy, excitement and edginess that I notice as soon as I get in a taxi or subway train to Manhattan from JFK.

Jul 052011
Traveling With Sweeney Looking Back: My 7 Links

It was very nice to be nominated by Linda of Islandmomma for the My 7 Links project initiated by Tripbase. I expected that I’d be able to do my part very quickly. It sounded easy just to pick seven Traveling With Sweeney blog posts appropriate for each of the assigned categories and share any lessons […]

Apr 072011
The Cloisters New York: Medieval Manhattan

In 2006, we had a wonderful three month stay in New York City. Our final full day there was Easter Sunday. We took the A train from Midtown to 190th Street at Fort Tyron Park to visit The Cloisters, a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It contains a wonderful collection of medieval European […]

Apr 062011
A French Connection on the LES

When I emerged from the Delancey & Essex Streets Subway Station on New York’s Lower East Side (LES), I had only one place in mind to visit. I had recently heard of the Tenement Museum at 97 Orchard Street as being a rare opportunity to visualize the life of immigrants in the late 19th to […]

Mar 262011
Walking the Walk in New York City

There’s always something to capture your attention on a walk in New York! On a recent walk in New York City, I followed in the footsteps of immigrants, celebrities, and George Washington by taking a fun, educational and free walking tour provided by NYC by Foot. Their “Historic District” tour began at Spring Street and […]