5 Good Reasons Travel Is Better When You’re Older

by Zora O'Neill on December 3, 2012

Travel life is better after 40.

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Counterintuitive Travel Tips #7 and #8: Taxis and Sleep

by Zora O'Neill on November 12, 2012

Two final bits of contrariness, both terribly sensible. Tip #7: Don’t ask the price of a taxi before you get in. Guidebooks always say “Agree on a price before you get in a taxi.” I think I’ve even written this myself. But nothing marks you as an out-of-towner like asking a cabbie, “How much to…?” […]


Counterintuitive Travel Tip #6: The Water

by Zora O'Neill on November 7, 2012

The first five tips (#1, #2, #3, #4, #5) had a lot to do with how to plan your trip (or not plan it). Now we’re getting into the more nitty-gritty on-the-ground stuff. Drink the water. I had written a righteous screed about how all guidebooks are just covering their asses when they tell you […]


Counterintuitive Travel Tip #4: Be lazy

by Zora O'Neill on October 31, 2012

Tip #3 was “Go where the tourists are”–to which I add: …But skip the big sights. Or, more precisely, skip anything that involves standing in line for more than, oh, 10 minutes. Also consider skipping most things that involve trudging around in the blazing sun. By this logic, you might miss the Empire State Building. […]