Colombian empanadas, Tibetan momos, Greek gyros, Chinese hot pots, Korean noodles — Queens is the most diverse, and cheapest, place to eat in New York City.
The AARP travel editor asked me to come up with activities (and meals) under $15. Recommendations go for young, not-so-young, and family groups alike.
I wrote my first Travel piece for the Times in 2004 and soon ended up with a column called Weekend in New York; I was the travel writer who didn’t travel. I moved to Brazil in 2008, and it was two years into my stint as a freelance foreign correspondent that Stuart Emmrich, the Travel editor, called me up.
Amigo Gringo made the New Yorker’s Talk of the Town section this past week. Now more people than ever know that I am using my fancy degrees to their utmost, spilling yogurt on people in the subway and explaining English curse words to Brazilians.
Museums and music, cocktails and cuisine, history and Hudson River views are all part of a weekend in this richly textured part of the city.
Affordable lodging is just one of the advantages of hitting this stretch of Long Island when temperatures are low.
Dumplings and doughnuts were just two of the ingredients that fueled a budget-friendly getaway to this region north of New York City.
If you’re visiting New York, how easy, fast and affordable will you find the city’s new bike-sharing program? The Frugal Traveler goes pedaling for answers.
If you want an alternative New York experience, something with grit and spice, consider Queens, where a splintered world collides in a jumble of diversity.
As a companion to his 36 Hours in Queens article, the Frugal Traveler offers his budget-friendly outtakes. And there are plenty.