Category Archives: How To

Get a passport

There are so many opportunities for travel today that it would be a shame if you could not grab some deal just because you did not have a passport. Since even travel to Canada, Mexico or the Caribbean, places where … Continue reading

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How To: Select a Private Guide

I’ve spoke often about how I place a high value on hiring a personal guide when you want a better insider experience in any place you visit. I’ve never explained how I chose a guide, though, so I thought I … Continue reading

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Fear Factor

My eldest kid always had trouble making decisions. I read the parenting books and when he was two years old, I offered him a choice between two pairs of shoes. When he was three, we upped the ante to a struggle over … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Journey

Sometimes a journey may not be far from your home, but quite distant from a place you have ever considered.  If I had a bucket list, and I don’t, what I did today never would have been on it……but I … Continue reading

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Using the Train for our New York City Commute

New Jersey, the Garden State.  There ARE beautiful areas of New Jersey, but you never could have convinced me by the area I most frequently traveled. As a kid we drove north from New Brunswick each one day each weekend … Continue reading

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New York Subway

I grew to be comfortable with the subway system in New York City pretty young and to this day have never taken the bus. The bus system is also mapped nicely and SHOULD be easy for me to use. It … Continue reading

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The Challenge to the Frugal Traveler

So much as been written since the $5 A Day series back in the early 1960s on how to travel within a small budget that it seems that there is a competition to see who can pay the least. Personally, I … Continue reading

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Tipping in Paris

I have mentioned several times that I enjoyed meeting Richard Nahem in Paris on my last trip there. Richard is a New Yorker who moved to Paris years ago when he went to visit and fell in love with the … Continue reading

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What’s the Diff: Tourist vs Traveler????????????

Dictionary definitions are almost the same but in reality there is a huge difference between a tourist and a traveler: their mindset; their goal and purpose for the trip. A tourist is someone who is interested in seeing a place. … Continue reading

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Small Town Pride

Something is happening that is puzzling me but I am glad for it. This small city of less than 50,000, which saw its heyday back in the 1950s and early 1960s, is waking up.  It looked like it was stuck … Continue reading

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