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New Year’s Eve in New York City 76

A Holiday Tradition, of Sorts by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder New Year’s Eve is a holiday meant to be shared — with friends, lovers, and other drunks. You say farewell to the old year and ring in the new with solemn wishes, unattainable resolutions, and lots of champagne. […]

New Year's Eve in Times Square: like climbing Everest

Before the trip Downtown

Disneyland for Adults? 4

It’s a Downtown Stakeout by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder Once upon a time, near an inland empire far, far away, the mouse that roared (and sang and danced) got its own amusement park. The result — Disneyland — changed the face of Anaheim, California, forever. Back then, Orange […]


Size Matters 2

And Other Myths About Waterfalls by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder When it comes to waterfalls, I have one question: Does size really matter? The best waterfalls, in my opinion, are those you stumble upon in remote areas. On the Road to Hana in Maui, for example, you encounter […]

I went there so you didn't have to

Is Hell scary? Hardly.

The Trip from Hell

Hell Is Closer Than You Think by Mark H. Bloom with Jason Scholder I’ve been to Hell, and there’s not that much to it, really. The serrated volcanic rocks are still there, providing an overall sense of desolation, but the stench of sulfur has been replaced by a refreshing ocean […]


Baked Wild Alaska Salmon with Cherry Tomatoes, Fennel and Dill

Frozen wild Alaska salmon is the ultimate convenience food – just cook with a few fresh ingredients to create a very healthy meal. Minimum fuss – maximum flavour! Serves 4 INGREDIENTS 4 x 125-150g (5-6oz) frozen wild Alaska salmon fillets 1 large fennel… Related posts: A foodie in USA: Denver […]


Featured Destination: The Lighthouses of Lake Michigan

The state of Michigan features more lighthouses than any other state in the US.  An exceptional family-friendly vacation incorporates many of these into a wonderful road tour.  Many local tour companies offer guided bus tours of the best Great… Related posts: Featured Destination: Samoan Islands Normal 0 false false false […]


10 Luxury Hotels- Fabulous Travel

Luxury hotels are not just a place to sleep but an experience in themselves. From historic to modern, Majorca to Monaco here are 10 favourite Luxury Hotels featured on The Fabulous Times from the past two years. Whether you’re planning a weekend… Related posts: Things to do in Budapest- The Fabulous […]


We all had crushes on Elizabeth Montgomery

They’re Not Really Assholes 10

From witch tourism to masturbating statues, Mark Bloom discovers Salem Massachusetts has become a magnet for the bizarre.


Something is rotten in Washington

  Kevin Spacey rules the roost in House of Cards Earlier this year, I discovered a new addiction that nicely filled the gap left by Breaking Bad. And the show that became my new drug: House of Cards.   Like Breaking Bad, this show depicts a very adult side of […]

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15 San Francisco Breweries For Your Tasting List [graphic]

The history of brewing beer in San Francisco dates back to the mid-1800s. The Gold Rush spurred the creation of hundreds of bars to quench the thirst of hard-working gold miners. The infamous earthquake of 1906 laid waste to many of the breweries, and… Related posts: Jamie Oliver’s new bar […]