Please join us as we set sail on a journey into the world of e-books. From time to time, we hope to write and publish books on a variety of topics. Our first effort is a vocabulary book for children. There are many wonderfully illustrated books out there, but not as many photo books. When my wife, Janice, is not teaching the string instruments to her students, she loves photography as a hobby. The light went off in my head - why not combine my love of the written word with some of Janice's best photos. We are proud to present Nouns Are Nice Near New York City (And Other Places, Too). It is available for purchase on the iBooks Store.
As we learned in school, Benjamin Franklin once said: "A penny saved is a penny earned." If he were alive today, Franklin undoubtedly would love the many ways the internet enables people to find ways to save. Born in Boston, but better known for his years in Philadelphia, I think he would be excited at how much you can learn by traveling to new places. These days, a trip to a major city and its surrounding areas can be expensive, but there are ways to save significantly, particularly if you are flexible. From this foundation, once again combining my love of the written word with Janice's love of photography, we put together a free little newsletter, "Shoestring City". Its focus is on travel savings.
In the first issue, we talked about how expanding an airport search a few years ago saved us about 150,000 pennies (i.e., $1,500); how membership in a local zoo or museum can help you save on admission when visiting other places; and how rundown, dormant freight railroad tracks have been transformed into an incredibly popular new park in New York.
In the second issue, we highlight a new era in skyscraper construction,create fun itineraries, and suggest ways of saving if you are planning a trip to Disney World.
We hope you find "Shoestring City" useful and welcome your feedback and ideas.