Tag Archives: travel

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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Back in Time Book Review

Travel Writer Matthew Stone revisits a 1955 travel book, Herbert Kubly’s American in Italy in a book review, and finds out that some things never change. Continue reading

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Brookfield Zoo Tax

Travel expert Matthew Stone discusses how a 25-cent tax on zoo visitors at the Brookfield Zoo is an indicator of new tourist taxes on the horizon in 2011. Continue reading

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Predictions Featured in L.A. Times

Matthew Stone provides travel predictions for 2011 in an L.A. Times article by Catharine Hamm. Continue reading

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Winter arrival, 1:20am, PIA

On the nighttime runway, the blue lights are home. I zip up my coat, stepping down the stairs into the fluorescent lighted terminal, spookily welcoming us like a futuristic spaceport or a 1950’s black and white film.  There is a … Continue reading

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Bad Trips

Do people intentionally do foolish things and create traumatic experiences when they travel just so they can write stories about how bad their trips are? Continue reading

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Top 10 Thanksgiving Air Travel Tips

Reduce the stress of holiday travel with Travel Professor Matthew Stone’s Top 10 Thanksgiving Air Travel Tips. Continue reading

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Hotel Photo Secrets

Just as home sellers stage their houses for resale, hotels stage their properties to look enticing to the traveling public. What do hotels do, and how can you be aware of their camera tricks? Continue reading

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The McDonald’s Debate

Is it still worth visiting a city once McDonald’s arrives? Does McDonald’s destroy or add to the local culture? Continue reading

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Guest Writer: Traveling Is

Guest writer Nate Stein unveils his take on the joys of travel. Continue reading

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