On bustling Ocean Avenue in Miami’s South Beach, there is a 1940’s era hotel called The Betsy.
3 Score’s guest blogger Paula Forman shared her experience there in 2017. This time I joined her and two other friends for a mid-winter get-away. It was the tonic we needed, but for reasons that surprised me. Ready for an update?
Using Airbnb for the first time can be daunting. Concerns abound. Maybe it’s just for kids, you think. Or, you’d rather have the safety of a hotel. Maybe as a solo traveler, the idea of an apartment is not inviting. Questions arise. What if the apartment isn’t as advertised, or the location is near…..nothing. What if the host isn’t there to meet me? How do I get the keys? Who can I ask for restaurant suggestions? You’ve got some questions, here are some answers to ensure the best Airbnb experience…. Continue reading “5 insider tips to ensure the best Airbnb experience”
3 Score Travelers: here is your chance to show your travel triumphs on Instagram as the #3scoretraveler of the week!
What to do:
1. Just post of photo of yourself (extra points for selfies) on your travels to your public Instagram account (What! You’re not on Instagram? Here you go…). Charming descriptions appreciated by not necessary.
2. Tag @3scoreandmore, so we are notified of your great pix, and please include the hashtag #3scoretraveler. That’s it!
We’ll choose one photo a week to feature on 3 Score’s Instagram feed and all across our social world (think Twitter and Facebook).
This may not put you in the ranks of Beyoncé or Oprah on social media, but we’ll tag you back so you know it’s out there.
And besides, we 3 Score Travelers need to tell the world we’re out there!
And one more thing…..
The long-awaited 3 Score & More newsletter, SCORE CARD, is soon to be a thing. A real thing in your inbox every month. Filled with extra news, tips, and resources, additional content not on the blog.
It’s worth signing up for, even to just give it a whirl. No penalty for unsubscribing, but I’m betting you won’t want to let it go.
Fill out the form just to the upper right of this post, and we’ll be all set.
Say whaaat? A Xenophile? Sounds weird. A bit creepy even. But it really is the essence of travel. In English, the word xenophile derives from Greek xenos meaning strange/unfamiliar (person or object). Combine that with the phile – to love something or be an enthusiast. So think Anglophile, bibliophile, cinephile. A xenophile embraces new people, places, and experiences, the very definition of travel. One could say being an intentional xenophile enables living life to its fullest and richest. In that case, yes, we want to be xenophiles in our 60’s. Here’s how…
Here we are at the end January 2018 – how are all your wonderful travel plans coming along?
I confessmy travel plans for the year aren’t as clear as I’d wish them to be, quite a confession for a travel blogger!But I do have one wonderful idea in place: a July wedding in Italy will take me to the Lake Como in Italy, a region I’ve been dying to see. Hopefully, one of the big bucket destinations like Antarctica, Patagonia, maybe even Africa, can be ticked off the list this year.
One of the fun things about being an Airbnb guest is the opportunity to have a fantasy local life during your stay. If you’re near bustling Portobello Road, the commercial heart of Notting Hill, here is the ultimate guide to shopping in the neighborhood. You will feel positively native… without breaking your travel budget. Continue reading “AirBnb guest guide to Portobello Road: 5 essential shops”
As you know from a recent post, 2017 was a banner year for me. In my varied adventures, I learned a lot, picking up tips that translated into several travel advice posts throughout the year. One of the genuine rewards of this blogging endeavor is to share the knowledge I’ve picked up. Hopefully, you’ll find it a helpful resource.
As 2017 now rapidly comes to a close, here’s 3 Score’s best travel advice.
2017 was a banner year for my travel. Some destinations were carefully planned but others were just serendipitous, popping up out of the blue. Either way, believe me, the travel gods cranked it out on my behalf. During this remarkable stretch of travel and exploration, the trips were chronicled in this space. And now, as the year winds to a close, here are my 5 favorite destinations for 2017. I hope you’ll find some ideas and inspiration for your 2018 travel plans.
Imagine a family holiday in a 19th C English country setting with 21st C amenities. You’re settled in a comfy, period cottage on the grounds of an exquisiteVictorian Gothic mansion, endowed with a history Downtown Abbey’s fictional Grantham family would envy. Add a couple of sophisticated gastro-pubs, an easy drive through the bucolic countryside.Toss in berry picking, farm visits and an enchanted forest to charm the youngsters. Some interesting stuff for older kids. Perhaps a quick visit to Bristol, a thriving destination with a pretty impressive history of its own.
The holiday venue is Chaplain’s House at Tyntesfield, a gem of Britain’s National Trust rental cottages. Here’s why it’s a recipe for success, and worth the travel from North America.