Talk about a squeaker! I’m looking at the votes for our 2018 Readers’ Choice Awards so far, and it’s a close one.read more
I’ve always been skeptical of awards, so when a friend suggested that I start one, I reflexively said “no.” “It’s not about you,” he countered. “It’s about your readers.”read more
I’ve heard the rumors for years, often whispered around the dinner table at family gatherings. We were not the children of European immigrants, as my parents claimed. At least not entirely.read more
Sometimes, your own children can teach you a valuable life lesson. That’s what happened yesterday when my middle son, Iden, submitted his recipe in the annual Yavapai Hills Chili Cookoff in Prescott, Ariz.read more
If you had a chance to confront your tormentor in public, what would you say?read more
The red rocks of Sedona are as beautiful as they are daunting. Up close, the steep, smooth cliffs look like an enormous vertical wall, warm to the touch on a sunny October afternoon. But that didn’t stop my 15-year-old son from trying to climb one yesterday.read more
Be a smarter traveler
My latest book, How To Be The World’s Smartest Traveler (And Save Time, Money and Hassle) is the instruction manual for your next trip.
It’s full of actionable advice, lists and answers to the most common and most perplexing travel questions. I break through the frustration of every imaginable aspect of a trip at each step of the way.
The book shows you how to save time and money and prevent hassles. I share my favorite shortcuts, tips on where bargains can be had (and which offers are too good to be true) and ways to avoid being harassed by such travel irritants as onerous contracts or aggressive timeshare salespeople.
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