Monthly Archives: January 2011

Historic Homes Plopped by Downtown Houston

Some giant from the Heritage Society picked up these historic homes from Houston and dropped them at the edge of downtown in Sam Houston Park. Continue reading

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The Ugly American in Italy, ca. 1950

This passage is taken from the 1955 travel book American In Italy, which I have previously reviewed. It could have been written yesterday: I first heard of the two women from St. Louis from a bellboy who told me they had hung their laundry on the chandelier. When the manager discovered it had washed off the decorations he tried to make them pay.

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What to do in a hotel emergency

How to react in a hotel emergency. From www.petergreenberg.com. Continue reading

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Hot Galleries in Hot Springs

Hot Springs Arkansas is known for its art galleries along Bath House Row. Continue reading

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Weekly Travel Quote

I pull over once in a while and let them scream past. They don’t know what they’re missing. Or, if they do, they’ve become numb to it. A sad thing. Continue reading

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Towering over Hot Springs

A visit to the great mountain view from the Hot Springs Mountain Tower, one of the top attractions in Hot Springs National Park in Hot Springs, Arkansas. Continue reading

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Arkansas’ Unexpected Tropical Lounge

In Hot Springs, Arkansas, the Arlington Hotel (once a hangout for Al Capone) features a lobby bar with a wild tropical mural. Continue reading

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Insider Washington Tips

My insider advice for having fun in Washington DC was featured in today’s Washington Examiner. Related story:  Insider tips to Northern Virginia on the Amateur Traveler podcast.

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2011 Travel Trends & Predictions

Travel expert Matthew Stone shares travel trends & predictions for travel in 2011. Continue reading

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More Free Art Museums

Where to find free art museums in Washington DC, free art museums in Maryland, free art museums in Virginia, free art museums in Delaware. Continue reading

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