J.P. Hoornstra

Delta bans shipment of animal parts out of Africa.

Until today, Delta Air Lines permitted the transport of animal parts -- lions, leopards, elephants, rhinoceri and buffalo -- on inbound flights to the...

Cincinnati’s great traditions of beer and baseball make it a fun Midwest destination

By J.P. HOORNSTRA originally posted on nydailynews.com Cincinnati gave the U.S. its first professional baseball team in 1869. And on July 14, the third-largest city in Ohio...

5 Ways To Grow Your Company In Double Quick Time

There are no guarantees of success in business. But there are several things that you can do to increase your momentum and give you...

Old(er) World Charm

In 1798, New Orleans belonged to Spain. The "French quarter" was a unit of currency. So when the Windsor Court Hotel in the Central Business District...

Four of the Most Amazing Sports You’ve Never Considered Taking Up

Sports are some of the most common and popular pastimes for a lot of people. As recreational pursuits go, it’s often difficult to get...

Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This

At least one New York City mattress company isn't ashamed to use eye candy to attract customers. Craig's Beds is holding a contest through April 6...

Luxury Ways to Travel in Style

Often the worst part of traveling is the actual traveling. It's fantastic when you arrive at your destination and can start relaxing and having...

The birth of hockey in California is the death of ‘hockey in California’ as you know it.

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com Greetings from Anaheim. It's a new day here. Literally, it just turned midnight. Figuratively, there was an important shift in the...

How would the NHL react to a Donald Sterling-type incident?

By Ryan Stieg, AllPuck.com Would a traditionally "white league" like the NH be quick to ostracize a racist owner? You’ve probably heard the story by now. An old man...

On mascots, nicknames, and why something is better than nothing.

By J.P. Hoornstra, AllPuck.com I was talking to a former NHL executive Wednesday afternoon about mascots. We tossed around the question of where to draw...

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I write about the Los Angeles Dodgers for the Southern California News Group and destination travel for various media outlets, including the New York Daily News.
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Five easy holiday recipes you’ll love

When preparing food for a special occasion, you want the food to be ... special. Sometimes that's easier said than done – especially when you're...

Kristin Chenoweth’s New York Confidential

The Emmy and Tony Award winner shares her passion for a particular New York City restaurant. "I love Café Lalo, It’s very sentimental because I...

Jennifer Lopez Getting Married?

By Pippa Rodriguez At her final off-the-charts show “All I Have” in Las Vegas, Jennifer Lopez was evasive about potential nuptials with her main squeeze,...

‘Today’ producer Vivian Solomon lives by Latino family traditions

This article originally appeared on NYDailyNews.com Tradition and character mean a lot to Vivian Solomon, producer at the "Today" show, who was born and raised...

Ride the world’s tallest swing in this often overlooked South African city

This article originally appeared on NYDailyNews.com By Dylan Essertier, Conway Confidential Visitors to South Africa tend to favor Cape Town and Johannesburg, often overlooking the coastal...