Travel

What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC
What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC

What is Uber? Or BusTime? Decoding the Many Ways of Getting Around in NYC

By J. Simpson Driving in NYC is a thankless proposition. From endless gridlocked crosstown traffic, to clueless motorists, to irate taxi drivers and suicidal bike messengers, not to mention exorbitant garage rents, the accepted wisdom is that you’d have to be nuts to own a car while living in the Big Apple. In fact, many…
Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad
Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad

Baby Boomer’s Guide to Renting Abroad

By Chloë Elise Mydlowski Eaton Do you dream of globe-trotting and finding the perfect secluded spot to spend couple of weeks or months? Now that you have more flexibility with your time, longer trips and more exotic locations may beckon you, but you may lack the confidence,  or feel it is just too hard to…
No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley
No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley

No-Car Mini Vacations: Leaf Peeping in Hudson Valley

  New York City is just a couple of hours’ train or bus trip away from many interesting small towns and historic sites. Each season has its favorites and right now is the perfect time to plan a day trip or an overnight visit to the small village of Rhinebeck in Hudson River Valley. In…
Exchange Your NYC Home and Travel Like a Native
Exchange Your NYC Home and Travel Like a Native

Exchange Your NYC Home and Travel Like a Native

By Anonymous* We had left Brittany late for our 2 ½ hour drive to Normandy. We had hoped to be on the road by 3 pm, but we were having so much fun with Monique, Joel and their guests that we couldn’t bear to leave. After spending 2 weeks in Monique and Joel’s house in…
City Boomers in Helsinki: Leaving Suburbs for a Co-Housing Apartment
City Boomers in Helsinki: Leaving Suburbs for a Co-Housing Apartment

City Boomers in Helsinki: Leaving Suburbs for a Co-Housing Apartment

Over the summer I visited some city boomers in Helsinki, Finland. My brother and sister-in-law gave up their large suburban house as the last of the kids headed for college and moved into a brand-new co-housing apartment building. The beautiful, modern building, completed in November 2013, is the culmination of six years of work from a group of…