Writer, content marketing specialist, social media expert and knowledge management consultant. Traveled widely on five continents. Always looking for travel writing opportunities -- open to suggestions.
Apologies to Amy L., but I advise against the Airporter. It used to be a very reliable service and a good value, but the last time I tried to use it, it was in a state of complete chaos. It took over two hours to make a trip that should have been 20 minutes, maximum. I... See More
I like the Hotel Saturnia & International in Venice -- not cheap but not bad for Venice, very well located, and the staff is incredibly knowledgeable and helpful. For Tuscany, what I plan to do next time I'm there is set up in a hotel in Siena,... See More
December is a time when a lot of Europe is preparing for Christmas. I've been to Christmas markets in several Swiss cities, and they're fun. More generally, if this is your first time in Europe, I strongly recommend Barcelona and Seville... See More
I would say the hip neighborhood is just west of the Grove Street PATH station (PATH is light rail folks in JC use to go to Newark, Hoboken and New York City.) Grand Sichuan is kind of a hole in the wall with very authentic Mainland Chinese food,... See More
If you get decent weather, take a walk in High Line Park -- a reclaimed elevated rail line on the West Side. There will be other public spaces like this in other cities, but this is the original. If you're having dinner in the theater district,... See More
If you enjoy the casinos...AC has them. That's about all that can be said for it. Its best days are behind it -- it's decaying and looking for a new identity. I wouldn't worry about it being unsafe, if you stick to the Boardwalk area. You... See More
I'm not much of a country music fan, I'm not drawn to "luxury" resorts and I hate theme parks. With those as constraints...what are the best places to visit in the Midwestern US? Best cities (other than Chicago, which I know pretty well)? Best state or national... See More