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Travel Tip #8. Plan After-Dark Activities Carefully

July 21, 2015

Are there restaurants near the hotel? Does the hotel have a restaurant and room service? Are cabs available and safe? This is information you can obtain from the hotel website or the concierge in advance. Vignettes of best-laid plans gone wrong In Amsterdam in summer 2010, we were staying at a charming* small hotel with a lovely breakfast room but no room service. We were …

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Travel Tip #6. Spend more …

June 24, 2015

… on hotels and transportation if necessary to assure your safety and comfort. It costs less for one to travel than for two. Lev was by no means frugal, but he was never interested in bragging rights for staying in the very best hotel, and he wasn’t too proud to hail a cab. He thought that airline club memberships and American Express Platinum were a …

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Travel Tip #4. Take Only What You Can Carry

June 9, 2015

Travel Tip #4. Assume that no one will help you with your luggage. Carry no more than you can handle and lift by yourself. I learned my lesson when Lev and I took the fast train to Avignon from Paris. We had ridden trains in Europe before, but always between major cities. We were accustomed to porters to help us board at leisure at the …

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