The Lexington Hotel: A Romantic Stay in New York

The Big Apple is one of the most exciting and diverse cities in the world. If overseas travelers have one American destination on their minds, the overwhelming choice is New York City. Travelers visit for world class shopping, museums, architecture, restaurants and simply to take in the contagious energy of a bustling metropolis packed with…

Most Common Scams Around the World

We’ve lived in the US, Europe, Australia and have traveled to over 50 countries. We know that people worldwide are generally good, but we’ve had some interesting encounters with shady characters who have tried to rip us off. We’ve also seen unsuspecting tourists get conned. Here are common scams around the world that we’ve personally experienced and…

Local Tips for Visiting Orlando to Avoid Tourist Traps

Orlando is the theme park capital of the world, and its 60 million annual visitors tops everywhere else on Earth. While many tourists visit Orlando primarily for Disney World and Universal Studios, the city has a lot more to offer asides from Mickey Mouse and kitsch tourist shops. I grew up in Orlando and even…

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Our New Home, Washington, DC, Mired in Controversy

Last month we relocated to Washington, D.C. (yes, chorus the boos). In 12 years of marriage, we’ve now lived together in 7 cities on 3 continents. This past winter was our first as snowbirds. Last September we temporarily relocated from Boston to Florida, working remotely as we continued to travel extensively, including a month long…

Why You Should Use Uber Abroad

Like many internet based services, Uber has been a game changer. Outside certain airports in the U.S. that have blocked Uber, you no longer have to pay for frequently overpriced and inferior service with a fat cat taxi company. The rules at home also apply to many countries abroad, so here’s why you should definitely…