I’ll do pretty much anything to promote my new book on travel. Like, for example, link to it in this very sentence. But I draw the line when a TV or podcast interviewer asks me on to discuss, say, “the hottest new destinations for 2019.” Even considering such a list is travel writer malpractice. Why would you recommend a place bound to be overpriced and packed with tourists? Instead, I’d rather be invited to recommend places that are not hot this year, or next year…and may never be. [Click headline to read full piece.]
The best travel moments happen through serendipity. And serendipity isn’t dumb luck. You can make it happen. Click here to read the article.
As the guest Getaway columnist, I write about when children (like my nephew Leo) take over family trip-planning. (Disaster does not ensue.)
Why travelers are generally so terrible about assessing risk when they travel. Or, why non-pregnant Olympics fans who fear zika more than dengue have already been infected – by the media.
It’s a banner day for me – my first “artwork” published in The New York Times (or, really, anywhere but the now-defunct 1970s-era refrigerator at 25 Ridge Road, Newton, Massachusetts).
In a recent column, the Frugal Traveler outlined seven steps for finding good deals on hotels. Here’s a sample of reader reaction, from the creative to the critical.
I was on CBS This Morning with…Charlie Rose and Jane Pauley??? That’s totally cool. Talked about finding cheaper hotel rooms.
Confused about how to find a good deal on a place to stay? The Frugal Traveler put together this guide to help you land the right room at the right price.
What’s the cheapest day to book? To depart and return? A company called Hopper offers insight.
Programs like Global Entry, T.S.A. PreCheck and CLEAR can save you time at the airport — for a cost. The Frugal Traveler looks at whether paying that price truly pays off.