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Recent Posts:  Page 44

Boston in Fall: Much More Than Colorful Leaves

A fall foliage tour in New England appears on many a life’s to-do list, but let’s face it, looking at trees for too long can start to seem a bit, well, pedestrian. If you’re more of the get-up-and-go sort, you can take in the pretty colors and elevate your heart rate at the same time with a biking tour of Boston’s Emerald Necklace. The 1,000-acre chain of parkland designed by Frederick Law Olmstead stretches from Boston Common to Franklin Park, and is a favorite leisure destination of locals all year long. But it’s especially beautiful when the trees start to turn, with peak color typically occurring between mid-October and early November. read more »

Bear Mountain Cruise: The Perfect Weekend Getaway

Throughout September and October, Circle Line vessels will be winding their way up the Hudson as you absorb the unrivaled views of The Palisades in all of their natural beauty. Take the perfect snapshot of radiant fall foliage, or enjoy a good conversation with friends and family. Whatever you desire, Circle Line’s Bear Mountain Cruises are the best way to relax this fall. read more »

Stars of the Show: Baby Zoo Animals

What a treat it is to visit a Zoo and get a peek at a newly-arrived baby animal - some so tiny you're lucky to catch a glimpse, others larger than many adult humans, but all of them too cute to resist. Here, we highlight some baby animals that were born in Zoos across the U.S. in 2012. read more »

Fall's Must See Trees: Autumn Leaves in NYC

New York is famed for tall buildings and expansive skylines, but come autumn there’s one more reason to tilt your head up toward the heavens: the canopy of blush-bursting trees that dot the skies of this delightful city with an explosion of color. Come every October, in Manhattan’s best parks and nearby boroughs, nature takes over to form a kaleidoscope of light rivaling the best of Broadway and all the windows of Fifth Avenue’s finest boutiques combined. Here are just a few sweet (and free!) spots to take a stroll under these leafy skyscrapers and enjoy a cascading view of lush red, brown and golden hues. read more »

Tips on Tipping: What Are Your Tipping Tendencies?

Last year, getting out of a cab in Kyoto, I paid my fare and tried to give the driver a tip. His face winced as though I had insulted him and, to my surprise, he insisted on giving my change. All of it. The same happened with the bellman who helped me with my bags at the hotel. Looking curiously at the yen I pressed into his palm, he asked, “This is for me?” read more »

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