I was half-amazed to find a line of maybe 75 or 80 tourists in a cab line outside Penn Station yesterday. Because there were absolutely NO CABS lined up to take anyone anywhere. I tried a little counselling with a woman who was about 50th in line. “You don’t have to do this,” I told her. “Just walk two or three blocks south. You’ll get a cab much sooner.” She shrugged and said, “Too many bags.” Translation: “I’m too intimidated to walk alone on the streets of New York with luggage. I’d rather suffer here with the other tourists. Feels safer.”

Coolest hiking boots in the world, by far. The truth? I hike maybe 20, 25 times a year.