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Today, Cambodia is an add-on destination no more and has a fresh appeal that goes well beyond Angkor Wat: with a growing number of attractions from north to south and a new riviera to boot, the country is on the cusp of being Asia's next new "it" destination.
Maybe it's because Americans are traveling to Greece more than ever before- the country saw a record-breaking 33 million tourists in 2018. Or, maybe it's because U.S. News and World Report named the Mediterranean diet as the top diet trend in 2019. Whatever the reason, New York City is having a moment when it comes to Greek food.
Move over London. New York City may now get the honor of having the world's best Indian restaurants. While London has long been renowned for its destination-worthy Indian dining, lately, New York has been giving it some serious competition.
New York has no shortage of fantastic restaurants at all price points, but that doesn't mean that you shouldn't venture out of the city once in a while come time to eat. Of course, the meal has to be on par with anything top-brass that you would expect to find in one of world's top destinations for food.
There's good news for travelers who are keen on a luxury for less trip to Colombia: Joe Sandillo, a Colombia specialist and the founder of the Tampa, Fl. travel company Almaz Journeys, said that the country is a great value for those seeking an upscale trip, compared with more established South American destinations.
Vacation home rentals are a robust and growing market: according to the research company Technaivo, global vacation rentals are expected to be a $194 billion industry by 2021 and grow seven percent between 2017 and 2021. But today, an increasing number of vacation rental companies offer their customers the option to add on services similar to those found at upscale hotels.
Afternoon tea at hotels is a tradition that I've always enjoyed. Maybe it's because I grew up in India where afternoon tea is considered a meal unto itself, but the carb-laden ritual of sandwiches, scones slathered with cream and a parade of pastries is something I love and indulge in several times a year, usually when I travel.
Any savvy consumer knows that all businesses offering beauty services are far from created the same. Some are merely functional- the sort of place, say, to go to for a decent manicure, massage or facial. You get the job done.
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STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Just a few hundred feet from the towering church that dominates Mount Loretto, stands two rusting cargo containers. A number of families wait outside clutching large, reusable bags. Inside those vessels are their breakfasts, lunches and dinners. They could be your neighbors, your co-workers, your own family members.
In the face of an uncertain future, artists Raul Barquet & Alyssa Rapp are working to preserve the memories of these neighborhood treasures.
All the horror heavyweights make an appearance: Freddy, Michael and creepy clowns galore are on site for the Castellano family's spooktacular show.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The ninth annual New York City Chili Cookoff brought the heat to Historic Richmond Town on Saturday afternoon, as the best chili chefs in the area went head-to-head to see whose bowl of beans and beef could...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Diving headfirst into the "real world" after high school is likely something that worries young people all over the country. Many wonder if they have what it takes to keep their heads above water, and some complain that high school may not be preparing them well enough (i.e.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As part of its two-year residency here in New York City, Theater of War (ToW) lands on Staten Island's shores to bring a message of activism in our communities. ToW is unique in how it gets people to talk about important topics.
Atmosphere Essentials in Tottenville worked alongside Gateway Church and Assemblyman Ron Castorina gather a incredible amount of items for those in need.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- A host of colorful characters showed off their super powers Saturday during the third annual New Dorp Comic Con. Held in New Dorp High School from noon to 5 p.m., the gathering of creative minds shed light on Staten Island's comic culture.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Get ready for great art and good times as the Noble Maritime Collection makes its 29th round trip on Friday, Nov. 10. The museum is once again putting pristine pieces on the block -- but more than just the expected seafaring subject matter is featured in the 29th annual John A.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Photographing one of the greatest guitarists of all time: It's not a bad gig for a kid growig up in downtown Brooklyn, huh? In his teens, South Beach resident James "Jimi P" White frequented the Fillmore East rock club in Manhattan with his Nikon in tow, snapping photos of iconic acts like Jimi Hendrix, Cream, The Who, Yardbirds, and more.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Jocko Willink, a 20-year veteran of the Navy SEALS, recipient of both the Silver and Bronze Stars, and a New York Times best-selling author, is dropping by the Ocean Breeze Athletic Complex at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 18, for a book signing and meet and greet.
Starting at 11 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 16, over 130 artists and thousands of visitors will take part in this rustic ritual, showcasing countless creations such as paintings, sculptures, glassware, and more to admire or even buy and make your living room the envy of your friends.
What's all the buzz about?
Get a sneak peek at the refurbished mezzanine -- and the upcoming fall concert season.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y -- The College of Staten Island's Celestial Ball recognized some of Staten Island's best and brightest on Saturday at the beautiful Richmond County Country Club. The star-spangled soiree featured dinner, live music, and even a silent auction.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- "I've fallen in love with the play all over again!" That's director Joseph Daly, waxing romantic about the Staten Island Shakespearean Theatre Company's ninth annual production of Jacob Marley's Christmas Carol, opening Thursday, Dec. 7, at the Conference House in Tottenville.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- With flying snow kicking off the holiday weekend, winter weather will see out 2017 and welcome the new year. In fact, you may want to reconsider partying outside this New Year's Eve, given the biting cold...
To celebrate Thomas' victory, the Richmond Center put on an art show in their main lobby, featuring a number of pieces Thomas has made during his time at their facility. The picture above, "Sunset Over the Pacific," is the piece Thomas submitted into the contest.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Friends and family gathered Saturday to honor the memory of musician Eric Dixon, at a ceremony co-naming Osgood Avenue at the corner of Vanderbilt Avenue in his honor. Music from two large speakers filled the air in the quiet...
Get ready to take a deep dive into retro-disco trivia in honor of the 40th anniversary of the iconic 1977 film.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- " My Astronaut," an original online series partially filmed on Staten Island, makes planetfall on May 3. The series follows Maggie Placek (Magdalena Waz), a space-obsessed semi-finalist for the Mars colonization mission and her socially awkward boyfriend Micah Pevsner (Micah Paisner) as a film crew sent by SpaceTek, the multi-billion dollar backed company behind the mission, documents their everyday lives and adventures around Staten Island.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Long after the breakup of Genesis, prog-rock guitar virtuoso Steve Hackett is still playing across the world -- and shows no signs of slipping. Steve and his band of merry men paid a visit to the historic St. George Theatre Thursday night and, to no one's surprise, tore it up for almost three hours.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The Staten island Zoo is known to be the home of a plethora of wondrous animals, but there seems to have been an influx of rabbits Saturday... or at least kids with rabbit ears. The Staten Island Zoo held its EGGstravagant Feast with the Bunny, which featured both a breakfast portion at 9:30 a.m.
"The most recent birth of Pilgrim - coupled with the earlier births of Beau and Felipe - vividly demonstrates the Staten Island Zoo's commitment to wildlife conservation and education," the Zoo's Executive Director, Kenneth C. Mitchell, explained. "It's a major success story to participate meaningfully in the restoration of an extinct species."
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Two officers were injured when their police car was involved in a collision near the intersection of Seneca Avenue and Little Clove Road, according to a spokesman for the NYPD's Deputy Commissioner for Public Information. Police transmissions described...
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Hearts went out to the recipients of multiple community awards given by the Staten Island Heart Society Tuesday night at its 15th annual "Chefs' Extravaganza." The feast, held at the Hilton Garden Inn in Bloomfield, featured flavors by restaurants from the North to South shores.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- HONK NYC! cut a swath of brassy rhythm through Staten Island Wednesday on the North Shore. For the 11th year running, the sprawling street music crew recruited talented street bands from all across the world and took them on a six-day tour of New York City and its boroughs, playing in a number of places from clubs to schools and, well, streets.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- Remember how we told you to prepare for a huge day of concerts coming up on Minthorne Street? Well, how about we turn things up a notch with a music marathon at the Homeport Pier? Staten Island Fleet Week, an organization of volunteers and veterans, has been providing music for Staten Islanders and visiting sailors since 2015.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- In what has become "the biggest, most attended student art gallery in New York City," the third annual New Dorp High School Comic Con is making a huge SPLASH! on the local art scene. From noon-5 p.m.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- If your chance at realizing a lifelong dream came to blows with a newfound, passionate love -- what would you do? That's the question Lonnie Johnson, protagonist of the indie flick The Saxophonist, has to answer for himself. Lonnie's story is the electrifying plot of this new film by S.I.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The much adored Flagship Brewery celebrated its four-year anniversary Saturday with their iconic beers and live music. Flagship threw open its doors on Minthorne Street, beginning at noon, serving up some new flavors to tickle taste buds, including Barrel-aged Sour and a Kill van Kolsch beer with twists of key lime and tangelo.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- ATTENTION READERS, ALL HANDS ON DECK! Being out at sea for months on end can be really stressful for our navy personnel. That's why Minthorne Street's power trio -- Flagship Brewery, Goal Mine, and DaddyO's -- is joining forces with Assemblyman Matthew Titone to ask the entire Staten Island community for help in sending well wishes to our sailors with the Fleet Week NY Music Festival Sailors Mailbox.
STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- The First United Christian Church at 109 Victory Boulevard is holding a Mother's Day food pantry for families unable to afford a dinner for the holiday. "Mother's Day is such a big occasion," Pastor Belinda Curtis said. "There's some families who can't afford a big dinner."
Executive Director of Staten Island Treatment Center Calls on Students to Do Their Part By Vincent Caputo and Matthew Angell Highly potent batches of heroin and other opiates continue to find their way to Staten Island, taking the lives of many each year. Luke J.