Irene S. Levine

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Irene S. Levine, PhD, is an award-winning freelance journalist and author who writes about travel, relationships, health, and lifestyles. She travels the world with her husband, Jerry, whose photos enliven this site.

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Monsieur Paul: Remembering the man and our most memorable meal

Monsieur Paul: Remembering the man and our most memorable meal

It was the most memorable meal of our lives. The beauty of the dining room and tableware, the professionalism of the staff, quality and taste of the food, and creativity and beauty of its presentation was extraordinary.

January 22, 2018 | By | 4 Replies More
REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class

REVIEW AND GIVEAWAY: What They Didn’t Teach You in Italian Class

Learn Italian slang and more…these little books are the perfect companions for your trips abroad. Enter to win three books: French, Spanish and Italian!

January 12, 2018 | By | 13 Replies More
The new U.S. State Department system of travel warnings

The new U.S. State Department system of travel warnings

Have you heard about the new U.S. State Department system of travel warnings? Given all the turmoil around the globe, it’s prudent to stay abreast of information on safety and security.

January 11, 2018 | By | 11 Replies More
Who are baby boomer travelers? A 2018 Snapshot

Who are baby boomer travelers? A 2018 Snapshot

Baby boomer travelers aren’t all the same but we share one thing in common: We refuse to be defined by age alone. Some recent data about the group…

December 31, 2017 | By | 20 Replies More
What is it like to dine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns?

What is it like to dine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns?

You might wonder, ‘What is it like to dine at Blue Hill at Stone Barns/.” Read the inside scoop from a local.

December 24, 2017 | By | 20 Replies More
Holiday brunch at Gotham Bar and Grill: Celebrating a first

Holiday brunch at Gotham Bar and Grill: Celebrating a first

Our fixed price Holiday Brunch at Gotham Bar and Grill on Sunday, a first for the restaurant, was memorable for a variety of reasons.

December 19, 2017 | By | 9 Replies More
Half Moon Cay: Visiting the Best Cruise Private Island

Half Moon Cay: Visiting the Best Cruise Private Island

Holland America Line’s private island, Half Moon Cay, has been recognized as the best cruise private island 17 times. Read why…

December 14, 2017 | By | 8 Replies More
Best travel manicure: Dip-powder

Best travel manicure: Dip-powder

A dip-powder manicure is the best travel manicure. After getting one, you can be reasonably assured that your nails will look great for your entire trip.

November 26, 2017 | By | 14 Replies More
Public Art Fund brings artist and activist Ai Weiwei to New York

Public Art Fund brings artist and activist Ai Weiwei to New York

Sponsored by the Public Art Fund, an expansive Ai Weiwei installation will be on display in New York City until February 11, 2018.

November 14, 2017 | By | 18 Replies More
How to find chocolate in Bruges

How to find chocolate in Bruges

Finding chocolate in Bruges is easy. However, the problem for the day-tripper is more likely to be one of over-choice rather than scarcity.

November 10, 2017 | By | 28 Replies More
FICO Eataly World: An Italian theme park unlike any other

FICO Eataly World: An Italian theme park unlike any other

FICO Eataly World, opening in Bologna later this month, will be an Italian theme park unlike any other.

November 3, 2017 | By | 19 Replies More
Port of Cartagena Spain: 6 Reasons to Visit the OTHER Cartagena

Port of Cartagena Spain: 6 Reasons to Visit the OTHER Cartagena

Each time we mentioned our recent visit to the Port of Cartagena Spain to friends, we had to quality the statement, “It’s the other Cartagena!”

November 1, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
The joys of a of mother-son spa trip at the Lodge at Woodloch

The joys of a of mother-son spa trip at the Lodge at Woodloch

A mother of two sons, creates a mother-son spa trip to The Lodge at Woodloch that allows her to reconnect with her son, her soul and herself.

October 10, 2017 | By | 3 Replies More
Lounge Review: Sala Joan Miro in Terminal 1 at Barcelona Airport

Lounge Review: Sala Joan Miro in Terminal 1 at Barcelona Airport

The Joan Miro Lounge at BCN, a Priority Pass lounge, offers décor and grub with an interesting “sense of place,” something not often found in airport lounges.

October 9, 2017 | By | Reply More
Gear Review: Vision Global WiFi

Gear Review: Vision Global WiFi

Although you might not think you could use Vision Global WiFi service when cruising, it came in very handy both on land and in ports.

October 7, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Very Long Cruises: The Kind We Dream About

Very Long Cruises: The Kind We Dream About

Ever dream of taking very long cruises after retirement, perhaps as a snowbird? Are you a location-independent worker who can work from anywhere?

October 3, 2017 | By | 2 Replies More
7 Reasons we love “On Your Own” shore excursions

7 Reasons we love “On Your Own” shore excursions

Shore excursions can make or break a cruise. We’ve fallen in love with “On Your Own” shore excursions, a hybrid that’s perfect for independent travelers.

October 1, 2017 | By | 16 Replies More
Packing for a Viking Ocean Cruise: What NOT to Pack

Packing for a Viking Ocean Cruise: What NOT to Pack

We’ve been on two Viking Ocean Cruises and thought it would be helpful to share our experience on packing for a Viking Ocean Cruise.

September 29, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Feedspot names MoreTimeToTravel a top website for baby boomers

Feedspot names MoreTimeToTravel a top website for baby boomers

Feedspot ranked MoreTimeToTravel #21 on its 2017 list of the “Top 75 Baby Boomer Blogs and Websites for Baby Boomers.”

September 10, 2017 | By | 6 Replies More
Ritz-Carlton Westchester: A deluxe apartment in the sky

Ritz-Carlton Westchester: A deluxe apartment in the sky

Ritz-Carlton Westchester in White Plains, New York offers pampered luxury for a staycation or extended stay.

September 9, 2017 | By | 10 Replies More
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