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The 10 Cities with the Most Pride

The 10 Cities with the Most Pride

From Miami to Honolulu and every town in between, people are generally very proud of the place they are from. But what makes the citizens of a certain city passionate about it? For one, it has to have character; something that is unique to that city that one won’t find anywhere else. Second, the positive […]

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New York’s Neighborhoods: Soho, Noho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca

New York’s Neighborhoods: Soho, Noho, Chelsea, Greenwich Village, and Tribeca

I visit New York about three times a year, usually alone, on business.  I’m going back to speak at the New York Times Travel Show and will report on new neighborhoods and “finds” soon.  On a recently trip with my twenty-two-year-old daughter we explored new neighborhoods recommended by her friends who live in the Big […]

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New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

New York City Speak-Easy for Cocktails and Food

Little Italy in New York offers much more than red sauce dining and the Feast of San Gennaro. Read more from New York City Contributing Writer, Meryl Pearlstein who shares the inside scoop with us. Perhaps you know a bit of the rich and tenacious history of the area, first populated by Germans, then by […]

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Ten Best Gardens to Visit With Mom

Ten Best Gardens to Visit With Mom

1. Winterthur Garden, Wilmington, Delaware http://gardenblog.winterthur.org/ Before you go, check their garden blog, a resource for garden lovers who want the nitty-gritty details of what’s currently blooming. 2. Vizcaya Museum and Gardens, on Biscayne Bay near Miami, Florida http://www.vizcayamuseum.org/ Considered to be the best example of a Renaissance garden in the United States. 3. Dumbarton […]

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When planning travel online is a bust – get honest answers from friends.

When planning travel online is a bust – get honest answers from friends.

Do you ever wonder who writes the reviews on travel sites that rate hotels and restaurants? Here’s a cool new online travel resource that gets around this issue.  Check it out. Gogobot. When all the reviews are “over-the-top” complimentary, I question their credibility. Was this written by employees or friends of the owner? After all, […]

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New York at Its Best

New York at Its Best

Last weekend I visited the Big Apple for the New York Times Travel Show, where I spoke on a panel about Women Travel; how to get started, save money and stay safe. The moderator of the panel was April Merenda, President of Gutsy Women Travel who talked about organized women’s vacations. I shared tips, specific […]

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