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New York Times Travel Show – Happy Highlights & Hot Destinations

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This past weekend, I attended the New York Times Travel Show 2015 at the Javits Center in New York City.  I’ve now attended the show in all three categories – consumer, travel industry and this year I was provided a press pass.  Both the industry day (Friday) and consumer days (Saturday/Sunday) feature educational sessions and […]

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Radio City Music Hall Rockettes Review of Holiday Spectacular

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I wanted to go to a Broadway show, my friend wanted to see the Rockette’s Holiday Spectacular at Radio City Music Hall.  The Rockettes are for tourists that arrive by the swarm on the buses for the day, I thought.  In over twenty years of visits to the city, even staying at the hotel across […]

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The Hyatt Place New York City – Warm Welcomes and a View

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Exiting Penn Station, I pushed through the New York City crowds and tried not to get my eyes poked out from the plethora of umbrellas on the street as I walked a few blocks to the Hyatt Place New York Midtown-South.  The rain was unending and unavoidable, it started in the early morning and continued […]

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Solo Dining NYC: La Pizza La Pasta at Eataly NYC

Posted on 2 CommentsPosted in Dessert, New York, Restaurants

Solo dining is either embraced or feared.  I decided a long time ago to embrace it and look at it for what it is – I’m hungry and am allowed to eat, by myself, alone at a table and enjoy my meal just like the couples and groups around me.  I really don’t care what […]

Room 409: A Small Room with Style at 70 Park Avenue, a Kimpton Hotel in NYC

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On my first cruise, I would open up the door to my lower deck inside stateroom and just laugh.  You think you know how small rooms will be when you read the brochure or view online but you never know until you open that door.  With a cruise, the point is not to stay in […]

Positioning for the award flight to Santiago – the PHL to JFK car service

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We all know that the award flights are technically not “free” – at some point in the game, you’ve spent money on a credit card, spent time squeezed into a plane seat or maybe you bought miles.  So while I’ve redeemed many points for my “free flight” paying only a small amount in taxes, what […]

My NYC in search of a cookie…

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The fun of traveling is experiencing something new and for me, this usually means desserts.  I can honestly say I have an international sweet tooth and the quest to satisfy it is quite fun, especially as my food journal and I are divorced when I travel.  Plus we all know that there is no such […]