For a capital city with less than 250,000 residents, Vientiane has enough museums to keep even casual history buffs busy for a few days. Although the French have been gone for more than 50 years, the bakeries are still there. Patuxai Monument is often referred to as the Lao Arc de Triomphe. Before you leave Vientiane you must sample the street food, visit the night market and take a tuk tuk ride around the city.Read More
The New York Times Travel Show is an opportunity to meet other travelers, speak to industry people from destinations you may or may not be interested in as well as attend seminars and meet the travel celebs. It’s always held within the first few months of the year and you can buy tickets the day of the event. The fact that a new subway station opened across the street from the Javits Center in September 2015, makes it even more convenient for people to attend. With more than 30,000 attendees, the 2017 New York Times Travel Show boasted the highest attendance in its 14-year history. 560 companies representing more than 170 countries also set a record.Read More
Hebrew is a Semitic language which uses right-to-left text direction and is spoken by around 7 million people, most of whom are in Israel. Complete Modern Hebrew is based on biblical Hebrew. If you take your time going through all 18 chapters, you should be at CEFR (Common European Framework of Reference for Languages) level B1, which means you can deal with most situations you will encounter as either a tourist or business traveler.Read More
I grew up in a small borough outside of a small city in eastern Pennsylvania. As soon as I got my driver’s license, I started going to see my favorite rock bands (Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, Pearl Jam, Slayer, Sleater-Kinney to name a few) and quickly realized that I wanted to spend as much time traveling as possible. After earning my bachelor’s degree in Management/Marketing from Penn State University, I started traveling overseas and have since traveled to 48 countries spanning 5 different continents. I’m an urban explorer who loves using public transportation. My 4 favorite American cities are New York, San Francisco, Washington, D.C. & Boston. I’m a lover of food and culture who has been to every state except Alaska. Brazil and Russia are at the top of my bucket list. If you need advice on where to get the best pizza or French macarons, I’d love to help!