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Visiting NYC Museums for a Song or for Free

The man was part of the army of summer tourists visiting New York City. Which Madison Avenue bus, he wanted to know in a thick accent I couldn’t quite identify, would take him up to 82nd Street. Visiting the Metropolitan Museum I asked? Yes, he and his wife and two teenage children smiled and replied.  […]

NYC to LaGuardia on the Cheapo M60

To catch a flight at LaGuardia during the Christmas holidays I could do one of two things: either grab a cab and cough up well over $40.00 OR jump on an M60 bus and pay a sweet little $2.25. I had already taken the M60 from FROM LaGuardia to New York City when time wasn’t a factor […]

Off the Beaten Track – Extreme RVs

With winter closing in, it will soon be time to start dreaming about warm summer days and driving off into idyllic landscapes, maybe in your very own Recreational Vehicle. If you’re an American dreamer, you will probably expect certain civilized amenities in those RVs to coexist with your forays into the rustic life This CNBC […]

Sewage Snow Coming to Arizona Slopes

This ski season, the snow making machines at Arizona Snowbowl Resort will be spraying treated wastewater (100% sewage effluent) on their slopes to make “snow.” The United States Forest Service approved the plan in 2005, but lawsuits brought by environmentalists and resident Indian tribes delayed its implementation until February of this year when a federal […]

Could a Cheap Plane Seat Save Your Life?

Want to know which seats on a plane are safest in the event of (eek) a crash? Me too. In answer to these queries, producers of a TV special program in the UK outfitted a 727 with crash test dummies, cameras and sensors and crashed the airplane in Mexico’s Sonoran Desert (see video). The result? […]

American Workers Missing the Vacation Boat

Why are American workers left stranded at the pier while vacation boats are sailing off left and right without them? The primary reason: unlike other advanced countries, there is no law in the United States that says employers must grant their employees paid vacations–OR paid holidays. Result: 1 in 4 less affluent lower wage, part […]