Each week, I look forward to reading the many travel articles on the New York Times web site. From the Frugal Traveler – who shares tips on how to travel on a budget, to 36 Hours – an hour by hour guide on what to explore in popular cities if you are limited on time, the travel section really provides something for every type of traveler…. the seasoned to novice traveler; cautious or adventurous; and those with shallow and deep pockets.
The NY Times travel section also allows you to search by keyword (ie. city or country) for articles covering 1,000 destinations. If you’re traveling somewhere specific, the search functionality is a great way to brush up on the culture, food, and sites of your destination, many times offering an insider’s perspective. If you’re just daydreaming about far off or even nearby destinations, the travel section does an admirable job at covering popular locales, such as Paris and London, but also introduces readers to B-List cities, such as Dresden, Germany; Oxford, England; and Osaka, Japan. And, by the way, if you’re not interested in foreign travel, the major (and not so major) US cities are also featured.
Even if a long-distance trip is not in your future (or budget), the NY Times travel section let’s you experience the exotic, extraordinary, and excestential places of your dreams, in about 1,000 words or less.