“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.”
“People who love to eat are always the best people.”
“The life of the arts, far from being an interruption, a distraction in the life of the nation, is very close to the center of a nation’s purpose – and it is the test of the quality of a nation’s civilization.”
John F. Kennedy
Welcome to my blog, TheCulturedTraveler, which is dedicated to sharing my adventures in culture, cuisine and travel (not necessarily in that order) with you.
I’ve traveled over 650,000 miles;
Attended thousands of cultural events; and
Dined out several times a week for as long as I can remember.
Living in New York City, I’m perfectly positioned to take advantage of all of these passions of mine. From crossing the ocean aboard Queen Mary 2 to attending an opening night at the Metropolitan Opera to discovering the new hot Broadway or off-Broadway show to having a fabulous meal in New York, Paris or Tokyo, I have lots of experiences (and, hopefully, many more to come) that might be of interest to you, perhaps for your reading pleasure but, hopefully, in order that you might be inspired to try some of them for yourself!
My inspiration for TheCulturedTraveler is to be your faithful reporter, but never (or hardly ever) seen. As Christopher Isherwood appropriately put it (at least, for me):
“I am a camera with its shutter open, quite passive, recording, not thinking.”
It is my pleasure – and my very good fortune – to be able to have these experiences and I hope that you will enjoy reading about them.