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Posted on November 16, 2017 at 6:30am
When my husband was just a little fella, he was also a little nerd (an adorable little nerd, it goes without saying!) who was always dragging his folks to the Miami Science…Continue
Posted on November 10, 2017 at 3:01am — 1 Comment
The Mediterranean’s second largest island after its neighbour Sicily, Sardinia has become known among holidaymakers internationally for its beaches and the upmarket, jet-settish vibe of areas like its Costa Smeralda, along its northeastern coast. But the other side of this island is an ancient and multifaceted geology and history – as well as a distinctive local culture and not one but two local languages that set it apart…Continue
Posted on November 1, 2017 at 10:12am
There are excellent reasons northern California‘s “City by the Bay” is one of America’s most storied cities (if far from its most typical). Born as a colonial Spanish mission and fort on the tip of a peninsula, San Francisco was…Continue
Posted on October 25, 2017 at 6:16pm
The many immigrants who’ve made the City of Light home over the years (many from onetime French colonies and current departments) have left an exotic mark tasty enough to justify a visit by itself — especially if you’re curious about unusual cuisines that may be hard or even impossible to find even in, say, New York, London, or Los Angeles. And oftentimes they’re some of the less pricey — even least pricey — sit-down restaurant…
Posted on October 8, 2017 at 1:41pm
Hi, everyone! The founder of Tripatini.com, I'm a longtime travel writer and editor, an alum of Columbia University's Graduate School of Journalism and Georgetown University's School of Foreign Service. I've edited travel for HarperCollins' guidebook division, Hearst Magazines' Diversion, and ShermansTravel.com, and served as Executive Editor of Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel and Caribbean Travel & Life.
In addition to all that, I've written for a fairly respectable chunk of the travel media, as well as general interest newspapers, magazines, and Web sites. Just a sampling: Boston Herald, Brides.com, GQ, HuffingtonPost.com, International Herald Tribune, Los Angeles Times, Men's Fitness, MSNBC.com, Miami Herald, National Geographic Traveler, New York Post, Travel+Leisure, and the Iberostar Resorts blog. I've also written travel guides, most recently Pauline Frommer's Costa Rica, and co-founded CubaEnLinea.net, a social network for Cubans both in Cuba and around the world.
I speak six languages, and now live in Miami, Florida. But I lived for years in New York City, and among the more than 50 countries I've visited, I've also lived in Spain, Russia, and the Czech Republic. Travel is my overriding passion -- I get tired of many things in this life, but never, ever of travel!
Check me out on Facebook at facebook.com/david.paul.appell and follow me on Twitter at @DavidPAppell.