City Hall Park NYC – Public Art Exhibit

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I really like public art, whether inside an airport, in a park or on a street. Recently, I took a lunchtime walk and along the way, I passed through City Hall Park.  To my delight, I noticed interesting sculptures and works of art all over the place. The first thing I noticed were these tall … Read More

Bonus 5,000 Gold Passport Points for Massage or Facial at Park Hyatt NYC’s Spa Nalai


Hyatt is running a promotion for it’s Diamond Gold Passport members – if you get a 90-minute facial or massage at the Spa Nalai at the Park Hyatt in New York City, you will receive a bonus of 5,000 Gold Passport points. Let me say this – the Spa Nalai looks incredible – and, knowing … Read More

Incredible Dinner at the James Beard House

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A while back, I received an invitation from IHG (Intercontinental Hotels Group): As a valued IHG® Rewards Club member, we’d like to show our appreciation by inviting you and a guest to a private dinner at the James Beard House with James Beard Award Winning Chef, Andrew Carmellini. This was exciting on so many levels! … Read More

Travel Bloggers: How to Guarantee the IRS Will Dissallow Deductions


Eric Goldman, writing for Forbes, published an article entitled Travel Blogger Denied Tax Writeoff for European Backpacking Trip, critiquing the recent decision of Pingel v. C.I.R., 2015 WL 4720307 (U.S. Tax Ct. August 10, 2015).  (Note, although I am an attorney, this post is by no means intended to present a formal legal analysis of the issues presented). … Read More