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Are you connected to the tourism/travel/hospitality industries or travel media in any way? If so, please specify how (kindly include any relevant company names/Web sites!).
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European Travel
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Traveled around Europe 3 years

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Tips for Tokyo

Tokyo has a lot of great sights and most of the tourist sights are covered pretty well in the guide books.I'll try to add my recommendations and also add some budget tricks that I didn't find listed in the guidebooks.

The National Museum,Tsukiji Fish Market and Auction,the Metroploitan Government Building are big tourist sights ,but still well worth seeing.The auction is still great with the tour.I walked there in the morning. A Frommers pick,The Rikugien Garden is also very…


Posted on November 21, 2013 at 8:52am

How To Buy The Best Airfares To France For 2013

XL Airways has had some amazing prices for summer travel this year. I wrote a thread on how to find and purchase those fares. It really has been a maze the last few years to buy tickets with that airline, but it's worth it.I bought a fare from JFK-Marseilles rt ,total with taxes, for $580rt for June travel.

Posted on February 22, 2013 at 12:32pm

How To Pay For Travel If You're Poor

I know a lot of financial experts say to skip travel if you're poor.I totally disagree with that.Travel can open the door to business ideas and jobs.It also acts as a strong motivation to make more money.The very planning and saving for trips can lead to different opportunities.If you have kids,travel opens their eyes to careers they haven't thought of and colleges they might like to attend in the future. On top of all that, planning of trips brings happiness and of course travel…


Posted on January 25, 2013 at 2:41pm — 1 Comment

Problems with Hotel Booking Engine and How They Were Fixed

I've been a big fan of Priceline and especially their company assumed since Agoda was owned by Priceline too, it would be good as well.

Agoda is based in Asia, but now they list hotels all over the world like the other booking sites.

I recently booked two hotels in the EWR area of Newark NJ.First because they were a little cheaper and second because I wanted to get some more experience with them, since I'm going to travel in Asia more in the coming years and… Continue

Posted on November 6, 2011 at 11:00pm

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At 1:31am on December 22, 2011, Steven Jones said…

Compare flight rates at  and get the cheapest deals on Christmas and New Year..

At 10:51am on November 3, 2011, Amy Sherman said…
Hi Rob, you are very kind. I was very disappointed that Frommer's discontinued the blog. Right now my culinary travel writing can be found on my blog, Cooking with Amy ( I am hoping to be blogging for Epicurious in January. I'll let you know if that comes to pass. Amy Zavatto has done a few articles for the site, but is not regularly writing about culinary travel.
At 6:44pm on July 1, 2011, Amy Sherman said…
Thanks Rob. I've got some great trips lined up to Alaska, Jamaica and possibly Mexico. Hoping to find some new outlets for writing...
At 9:20pm on April 24, 2011, Ed Wetschler said…
And thank you, Robert, for the kind words.
At 4:52pm on April 23, 2011, Barbie Bell-Scott said…
Hi Robert - I'm just in the process of adding some more photos of our B&B on this site, but you can see it at

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