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Salutations! Beginning this weekend I’ll be embarking on a five-country tour of Eastern Europe, through Istanbul, Turkey; Belgrade, Serbia; Timisoara, Romania; Szeged and Budapest, Hungary; and Bratislava, Slovakia. (I may stop by Vienna if I have the time.) After that … Continue reading
1. Check the seating chart the morning of your flight. The day you book your flight and choose your seat, you’ll probably see only a certain number of seats available. Choose the best one for you, but try to remember to … Continue reading
Browse the airfare websites and daydream. Run a few searches and see what’s out there. Write down a few bargains for destinations you’ve never been. Think it over and wonder what it would be like to see that place. Resolve … Continue reading
1. Use Public Transportation. This can be one of the more intimidating steps for the uninitiated. What if I take the wrong bus? What if it’s dangerous? In the internet age, there is really no excuse for not answering these … Continue reading
1. For a tourist trap, Waikiki is pretty chill. It’s packed with people and chain stores, but as tourist traps go, Waikiki – Honolulu’s central beach and hotel area – is about as easy-going a place as you’ll find. People … Continue reading
Your eyes do not deceive you, dear reader. Right now you can book a round trip ticket on Hawaiian Airlines, February 27 – March 6, nonstop from JFK to Honolulu, for $365. That’s three hundred and sixty five dollars. I’ve … Continue reading
From Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Hawaii.
Welcome to Where To, a new series on this blog. I’ll be generating random cities or towns via geo-pick.com, then researching these dots on the map and telling you why you should (or shouldn’t) visit. It’s the online version of … Continue reading
Pictured above the train station in Bagheria, Sicily. Except that it’s not. It’s actually the Taormina-Giardini train station, located well across the island. (I wrote about it in my piece on Taormina.) Take a look at the photo below, which … Continue reading
In Henry Cowell Redwoods State Park, outside Santa Cruz, California.