I had so much fun writing my latest NY Resident article on Wilderness Luxury in America’s Great National Parks. My most memorible travel experiences are from my visits to some of these gorgeous parks. My new goal is to visit all the major parklands in this country in the next few years. I think I will start with the Grand Teton National Park….and hopefully stay at Amangani to double the joy! I can’t wait!

On a side note, I am thrilled that my article is featured in the same issue as Matt Czuchry from one of my ALL TIME favorite TV shows The Good Wife. That makes this issue all that much more special.

I hope you enjoy and get to visit one of the parks I talk about. Trust me, you will truly have the best time. :)


I wanted to go to Costa Rica for about ten years now, and I finally made it to this beautiful country recently. At first, it reminded me of my motherland, with its palm trees, rolling hills, and lush vegetation everywhere but the longer I spent the more I’ve come to appreciate it for it’s uniqueness, especially its wildlife and honk free winding roads hugging cloud and rain forests and the spice free meals consisting of rice and beans.

I fell in love with the sloths at Manuel Antonio National Park, sipped pina coladas on the beach, balanced myself on the hanging bridges at the Rainmaker Conservation Project, soaked in the hot springs by Arenal volcano at Tabacon and best of all hiked in pouring rain in a pristine rainforest where the melody created by the streams and jungle critters was so sweet I can feel relaxed just by thinking about it. Here’s a slide show of some of my favorite shots… enjoy!

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