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New Orleans French Quarter Balcony


Belize Forum – expat-centric forum for Belize with hotel, destination and in-country travel advice.

Bonaire Talk – a very active, thorough forum for Bonaire.

BostonZest – Boston for adults.

Loco Gringo – Yucatan hotels, rentals and destination guide including aerial photography of every town.

Santafean – Santa Fe food, accommodations, sights and events

New Orleans – food and more

Sawadee – guide to Thailand

St. Barth Online – villas, hotels, sights, restaurants and more for the most chic island in the Caribbean.

Smart Travel Asia – guide to Asia

Yucatan Today – another great site for the Yucatan peninsula of Mexico.


Chowhound – find the best places to eat, anywhere in the world. Some locales more thorough than others.

Good Food Mexico City – a thorough site for one of the most exciting culinary destinations in the world.

Rick Bayless – Chicago restauranteur specializing in Mexican food. His site is full of recipes, Mexico-specific travel info and worldwide restaurants.

New York City

New York Magazine online

Serious Eats – one of NYC’s best food sites.

NYC & Co – official tourism site for NYC with a list of recommended tour guides.

Urban Oyster Tours – food, beer, brewery, winery, distillery tours and more.


David Lebovitz – a very humorous site from the famous Parisian food blogger and pastry chef, with recipes.

Hungry for Paris and France – Alec Lobrano’s site for Paris restaurants

I’m not a Francophile, but… – says it all

Paris-Marais – a guide to my favorite part of Paris

Patricia Wells – restaurants, cooking classes in Paris+ from the author of “The Food Lover’s Guide to France.”

Solo Travel

Solitary Wanderer – Tales and tips of a solo traveler in the Philippines and beyond

Specialty Travel

Jim Cline Photo Tours – well organized, small group photo tours to some of the most photogenic destinations in the world.

Mexican Home Cooking School – had this gringa turning out amazing mole’, tamales and salsas in under 6 days.

Travel Photography

Adorama – cameras, electronics, and more. Where the pros shop in NYC. Lowest prices due to high volume.

Jim Cline Photo Tours

Alvin Chan’s Aurora Borealis Photos (2014) from Iqaluit, Nunavut – and a lot more excellent travel photography from all over the world.

Travel Products



Travel Services

Epic Experiences – my own travel agency site.

Oanda – my go-to currency site. Always know what you’re spending with their currency cheat sheet or mobile app.

World Nomads – travel insurance

Trip Research & Planning

Matador Network – the web’s largest travel magazine. A great resource for destination research.

Bohemian Trails – online travel magazine focusing on off-the-beaten-track locations, underground art, music and fashion.

BootsNall – backpacker-centric. Great gear guides and info on destinations backpackers favor.

Lonely Planet – a very thorough site for do it yourself travelers. Active, but snarky forum.

Rough Guides

Tripadvisor – best site to search for hotels

Tripadvisor forums – great way to communicate with destination experts and travelers, sorted by location. Level of activity varies by forum.

The Compulsive Traveler – billed as the ultimate travel video site – offers a comprehensive selection of destination, hotel, wine region, world heritage site travel videos.

Travel Tools

My British friend Mark’s clear instructions for Using your Iphone in the US

For Dentists Only

Saint Barth Dental – Dental meetings in Paradise!