Wednesday, August 16, 2017

International Real Estate: House Hunting in ... Toronto

A tax on foreign buyers has slowed down the housing market in Toronto, which was “gangbusters” a year ago, but new condos are still selling quickly.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/realestate/house-hunting-in-toronto.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Frugal Traveler: To Save Money on Flights, Look to Smaller Airports

Smaller and sometimes more out-of-the-way airports can save you a decent chunk of change and a fair amount of grief.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/travel/smaller-airports-flights-savings-long-beach-dallas-love.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Meals for Your Eclipse Menu

In parts of the United States, the eclipse will occur around lunchtime. Consider planning a picnic. (At least, have a crescent-shaped cookie.)

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/science/eclipse-food-menu.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Explorer: In Mauritius, Secluded Beaches, Verdant Hills and Harmony

The remote island is a mosaic, and its cultures mingle in a distinctive cuisine with Indian, French, Chinese and Creole flavors.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/travel/africa-quiet-beaches.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Chasing the Deal: Affordable Trips to South Africa

Cape Town, Johannesburg and Cape Winelands are among the destinations travel companies are offering. Itineraries include game drives and city tours.

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Carry-On: What the Mystery Writer Sue Grafton Can’t Travel Without

Books, of course. And many pens, Scrabble and a sketchbook.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/16/travel/sue-grafton-packing.html?partner=rss&emc=rss

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

How to Plan a Last-Minute Eclipse Trip

How to go, where to stay and what to do if you just now decided you wanted to see the total solar eclipse.

from NYT > Travel https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/15/travel/solar-eclipse-travel-guide-last-minute.html?partner=rss&emc=rss