I'm a freelance journalist.

I write about what I know best and what I love: Travel, Restaurants, Theater, Culture, Luxury, Spa/Beauty, and the Arts. I speak many languages, so I am adept at getting to know a culture and location

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New York's Little Italy Still Evolving – Travel Squire

New York's Little Italy Still Evolving – Travel Squ...

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Little Italy, New York - Travel Squire

Little Italy – Still Hanging Tight to Its Immigrant Roots Photo Credit: Meryl Pearlstein Despite some rumors to the contrary, Manhattan’s Little Italy isn’t dead. Some famous Mafia and movie figures have breathed their last living or liberated moments in this well-known part of Manhattan, but the neighborhood lives on...

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Finland’s Design Connection - Travel Squire

When it was announced in 2009 that Helsinki was a finalist in the third Design Capital of the World competition, the only surprise was that it hadn’t been selected to receive this distinction sooner. The honor, bestowed on a city committed to design as a tool for social, cultural and...

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Ocean House, Westerly, R.I.

As summer merged into a chilly fall, we desperately were needing an escape and chose a luxury oceanside getaway in the coastal village of Watch Hill, Rhode Island....

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The Home of Santa Claus - Travel Squire

Finnish Lapland If someone had told me that a diehard sun worshipper like me would participate in a winter adventure trip to Finnish Lapland not once but twice, I would have told him he was out of his mind.  But there’s a reason I returned a second time:  I was...

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Wacky Finns - Travel Squire

In a country of extremes, where the Midnight Sun stays bright 24/7 in summer, and winter is grey for many long weeks, it’s no surprise that the inhabitants have devised a series of oddball activities to keep themselves amused, and possibly balanced.  From culinary wackiness to one-of-a-kind crazy activities, Finland...