2012 New Year’s Eve Events in the Buffalo, New York Area

Those who will be celebrating New Year’s Eve in the Buffalo, New York area have plenty of options to choose from, including family events, parties and ball drops. Here’s a sampling of some of these events. First Night Buffalo, from 5 to 10 p.m. at the Buffalo Niagara Convention Center, 153 Franklin St. in downtown … Read more

Celebrating the Holidays in Dallas, Texas

Live in Texas? Visiting Dallas? Here is my guide to spending your holidays in the Dallas, Texas area. It may not snow but its still time for those Christmas cookies in the oven and for those Hannakuh candles to be lit! 1. The 11th Annual Dallas Morning News Central Market Holiday Cookie Contest -Recipes must … Read more

A Guide to St. Petersburg, Russia

I spent two summers in St. Petersburg as a part of a study abroad program. While I was there, I discovered a few out of the ordinary spots to visit not found in the Intourist guide book. Today it is known as St. Petersburg, located in the Russian Province, this storied city has a long … Read more

Louisiana State Symbols

Louisiana has the beautiful magnolia flower for its flower state symbol. The Magnolia grandiflora was adopted in 1900 in House Bill 280. The flower was chosen because it is prolific in the state. Late in the 1950’s, a group known as the Society for Louisiana Iris, fought to have the flower changed to Louisiana Iris. … Read more

Salon De Tokyo in NYC’s Midtown Offers Authentic Japanese Shiatsu Massage

“Bweathe,” she implored. “You strong girl. I’m hundred an’ sixty poun’. Bweathe, bweeeeaaathe,” she continued, simultaneously perched atop my backside, hanging from iron bars above her, and riding the contours of my anatomical topography with her bulldozer feet. I tried, but the first utterance was more like a desperate, primal laugh-scream-grunt, than flowing breath. I … Read more

Top 3 Casinos in Florida

Having visited many casinos throughout the United States from Las Vegas to Biloxi and from Atlantic City to Tunica, I have come to the realization that Florida offers some of the best single day casino visits in the nation. There are six casinos in Florida, all Indian owned, that offer gaming for the high roller … Read more