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6 “Insider” New York gems not to be missed

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There’s more to New York City than the Statue of Liberty. Most are aware of the standard hot-spots; the Met, Times Square, Central Park, the Empire State Building and these days, Ground Zero. But there’s more to the Greatest City on Earth than the same ol’ same ol’ (as remarkable as that “same ol’” always is). There are always reasons to come to New York in the summer. Perhaps you’re coming in for one of the many events; for  book lovers and professionals, there’s BEA (BookExpo America) and this week. Then there’s the Digital Experience 2015 in June, the 2015 Social Recruiting Summit, and ThrillerFest X and Romance Writers of America 2015 in July, and the Animation Block Party in…

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5 Reasons to ditch your friends and travel solo

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Does the idea of solo travel leave you cold? For some, the thought of hopping on a plane, navigating foreign streets, or dining in a restaurant without a companion leaves them wide-eyed and paralyzed with fear. But while there are perks to exploring someplace new with your trusty crew or beau, sometimes you are your own best company. Traveling with a book as your sole companion can lead to deep soul-searching and relaxation on a higher level, advises April Masini of Ask April. Not convinced? Consider all solo travel can offer you: 1. Meet new people. Without a travel companion for social engagement, you’re forced to notice strangers beside you. If you’ve got a friend, it’s easy to ignore the…

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