Posts Tagged '2016'

Lion Country Safari Florida 5 Stars

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Lion Country Safari

Lion Country Safari Our 5 Star Pick

Updated Dec. 23, 2016 – Originally published January 2015

Over the years I have visited many theme and amusement parks including those that feature a safari like experience. The one that I love to visit when ever I spend time with my son’s family in Florida is the Lion Country Safari.

In December 2014 we were fortunate to once again have an opportunity to visit ...

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Harmony of the Seas – U.S. Inaugural Cruise

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The Harmony of the Seas Overview

As many of my readers know, I have been fortunate to cruise on and write about, a number of Royal Caribbean International ships.  Over the years I have covered their Freedom Class ships including the Navigator of the Seas and the Freedom of the Seas.  More recently we were invited to cover the U.S. inaugural cruise on the Anthem of the Seas.   Now our most amazing experience of ...

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Festival Images 2016 –  A Festival of Visual Arts

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The charming town of Vevey, located between Lausanne and Montreux on the shores of Lake Geneva hosts the Festival Images, Switzerland’s first biennale of photographic visual arts. The festival started in its actual form in 2008 and evolved into a major event. In four editions, it has almost doubled the attendance at each event, from an estimated 15,000 visitors in 2008 to 100,000 two years ago! This year’s edition which opened ...

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Coney Island’s 34th Annual Mermaid Parade – Huge Success

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Photos, Video by Len Rapoport

A 34 Year Tradition

Mermaid Parade 2016 PosterThat tradition was brought back to life 34 years ago and the Mermaid Parade was born. So it was with great delight and anticipation that I was going to cover the parade again this year. Our correspondents couldn’t make it but my wife and I decided we would do it alone.

Fighting for a parking spot and finally finding one ...

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