The Apple Pushers of New York City – Movie Review

You can’t compare apples to oranges, the saying goes.  Well… why not?  In the new documentary The Apple Pushers, which I had the opportunity to screen this week, the argument seems to be that when it comes to America and immigration no two populations are really all that different.  The […]

Visiting Time Square in New York City

What are the odds of randomly running into someone you know at Times Square? Well the truth is I’m not completely sure, but that’s exactly what happened to me recently on my trip to New York City. It had been a few years since I had last visited the Big […]

Nueva York: Day Two

I’ve decided today that I kind of like the pace of running up and down the streets, jumping in front of vehicles in massive groups to cross the street, the freedom of being able to race in front of people without having to say “excuse me” or “con permiso,” and […]

New York: Day One

So I’m in New York for work this week.  Bueno  por lo menos until Saturday.  And while there are a lot of things to do at the conference I’m attending, I’ve also promised myself I’m going to try and do a little sightseeing while here.  This is only my second time in […]

I’m going to Detroit, The D, Motown, The Motor City!

I can’t believe it!  I’m going to Detroit, Michigan next week!  I’ve always been enamored with the northern most portion of the United States, and until this summer had only read about this part of the country in books, imagining myself in the midst of all of that snow.  Now, […]

10 Things to Pack for your Family Road Trip

(Read my full story on the You Must Be Trippin’ blog) It is so funny to think about how unprepared we were for that first long distance drive from Houston to Virginia, and then New York City. This is my latest article as a contributor to the Best Western blog […]

Houston is the 3rd largest Hispanic Market

It’s true.  I know some of you all won’t believe us, but it is actually true.  According to several sources, based on population alone, Houston is the third largest Hispanic market in the country, surpassed only by Los Angeles in California and New York City in New York.  In fact, […]

Tejanos En La Gran Manzana (Yeah… The Big Apple)

In the words of Carrie Bradshaw, or Sarah Jessica Parker as her character in the megahit series Sex in the City – this is coming completely from my subconscious, unbeknownst to me – “New York is fabulous!”  Never thought I’d utter those words… and actually mean them.  I bet my […]