Julie Bess Jelinek

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Our top 45 free things to do in New York City

Seeing New York City's biggest attractions can mean spending a hefty chunk of your trip budget on tickets. Empire State Building? $36. The Guggenheim and the Whitney both go for $25. Even the Frick is $22. But there's a lifetime of fun to be had without ever handing over a cent, and not just by …

New York City

10 European Destinations For 2013 (PHOTOS)

If you're the kind of traveler that is constantly looking for the next big thing, that searches for undiscovered territory and wants to explore Europe, Lonely Planet has you covered.<p>Their editors, worldly authors, and local experts have united to create a master list of 10 European destinations to …

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Roaring Twenties-Themed NYLO Hotel to Open in NYC

Early September will see the NYC launch of NYLO Hotels, which are already in Texas and Providence, Rhode Island.<p>The Upper West Side 285-room hotel …

New York City

21 Vintage Photos Of Hawaii From Before It Became A State

Today the youngest state is known for its varied cuisine, beautiful state parks, distinct cultural traditions, and thriving tourism industry.<p>We've gathered 21 vintage photos that show Hawaii was beautiful long before it became the nation's favorite vacation destination.


America's Best Coastal Hotels

<b>See the coastal hotels ></b><p>While hotels and resorts have long leaned on Mother Nature to enhance their guest experiences, few wild assets rival that of prime waterfront real estate—be it on a sugary sand beach or a dramatic rocky bluff. Fortunately for travelers, there's a lot of choice for those …

Key West

The Best Snacks to Bring on Airplanes

<i>by Amy Sherman</i><p>Do you crave Biscoff cookies or Terra Blues potato chips? If you do, you're probably a frequent flier. I travel a fair amount and while some airlines offer decent snacks, more often than not they are sold out or not available by the time they get to my row, so I find it's best to be …

Healthy Eating

Floodlit Gothic: Reims Cathedral

I was tired after a long day of guidebook research. But there's a buzz about the sound-and-light show at Reims Cathedral so, after dinner, my France guidebook co-author, Steve Smith, and I walked down the street to one of the greatest cathedrals in Europe.<p>The building, began in 1211 and essentially …

European Travel

Writing Prompts – An App to Help You Start a Story

Writing teachers looking for a set of prompts to give to their students would do well to install the free Writing Prompts app on their Android …