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Buenos Aires Poised For The Return Of The Mondeda

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

As has been widely reported during the last few months, it’s been almost impossible to find Monedas (one peso coins) in Buenos Aires for various reasons, but mainly due to their necessity to ride the city’s buses. Well it looks like BA’s upgrading and instituting an electronic ticketing system, which should free up the coveted […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 8 (Final Thoughts)

Monday, February 9, 2009

Remember that scene at the end of the Woodstock documentary after Hendrix played and everyone was gone and all that was left was a field strewn with trash and a few volunteers rifling through the leftover knapsacks and articles of clothing left behind? I imagine it’s kind of like that over at the Javits Center […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 7 (Tourists v. Travelers?)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

The highlight of this year’s show was the talk I attended entitled “Travel Through the Eyes of the Travel Writer,” moderated by travel writer David Farley with fellow travel writers, Danielle Pergament, Adam Sachs and Tom Downey. Credits between the four of the include CondeNaste Traveler, Travel + Leisure, New York Times, Playboy, and many […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 6 (The Travel Channel Personalities Appear – Minus Anthony Bourdain)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Here’s The Travel Channel’s Andrew Zimmern of “Bizzare Foods with Andrew Zimmern,” one of the most energetic and funniest speakers of the day. He revealed the title of his new spinoff show (Bizzare Worlds), the grossest thing he’s ever had to eat on his show (stinky tofu in Taiwan), and why he likes to wear […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 5 (When Worlds Collide: Meets The Frommers)

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Right before I begrudgingly allowed the Frommers (father and daughter power-duo Pauline and Arthur) to take a picture with me (okay, in reality I tracked them down and forced my camera onto an unsuspecting passerby), I told Arther how I was blogging the event as I handed him my card. “Oh yes,” he responded, “at […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 4 (Everything’s Better With Caipirinhas)

Friday, February 6, 2009

Brazil was really just resting up for the bash it was putting on later in the day. Brazilians are also just cool enough where they can decide to read the paper and let you figure out for yourself why you should visit their amazing country. Peru’s smart enough to know that they just need to […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 3 (From Frommer To Toucans)

Friday, February 6, 2009

The freshly printed brochures were laid out in neat piles, the promotional pencils were sharpened, and the ceviche (Peru) and rum cake (Puerto Rico) were readied for the swarms of hungry conventioneers; something tells me these freebies won’t last long when the doors open to the rest of the world tomorrow. After an hour spent […]

NYT Travel Show: Post 2 (ComicCon v. The Civilized World)

Friday, February 6, 2009

After about five minutes of waiting in a line that stretched from one end to the other of the massive lobby of the Javits Center, I overheard the guy behind me say, “I was thinking of wearing my ‘1985 Pac-Man Champion’ t-shirt today, but it was way too dirty.” “Maybe this is the wrong line,” […] Live From The New York Times Travel Show: February 6th – 8th

Thursday, February 5, 2009

Yes, it’s that time of year again. It felt like just yesterday that I was rolling out of bed at 7 a.m. on a frigid Friday morning and making my way into that forgotten section of Manhattan known as the Far West Side, past the long lines of eager nerds waiting to get in to […]

2009: The Year (Finally) For Traveling With The Dollar

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

I know that I’ve somewhat been harping on this whole dollar-is-good-to-travel-with-again story for a while now, but for all those readers outside of Obamaland, at least let us Americans revel in this for at least a little while before it inevitably ends (ahem — bank bailouts, deficit spending, etc…). Don’t forget how we’ve spent the […]

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