Category Archive: Blog

Dec
22

I have a new website!

Hello, and thanks for checking out this site. I have to admit, it’s old. Check out my new, fresh and continually update site at elainemglusac.com. Thank you!

Jan
16

In Winnipeg, A Skating Rink That Doubles as a Sculpture Park

Welcome, sub-freezing temperatures! Canadians once again prove they know how to not just endure winter, but enjoy it. My latest piece in the New York Times (click HERE ) covers the Red River Mutual Trail in Winnipeg, a ribbon-like skating trail on the city’s two intersecting rivers and the annual architectural competition to create warming …

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Jan
12

NY Times 52 Places to Go in 2015

Travelers, you have your marching orders for the new year! The New York Times just released its “52 Places To Go in 2015,” to which I contributed four: Yellowstone National Park; Manchester, England; San Antonio; and St. Vincent & the Grenadines. Hope to get to the latter sooner – given the sub-zeros here – rather …

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Sep
28

One Moroccan Hotel, Three in NYC’s Garment District

In today’s travel section of the New York Times, I review ┬áRiad Star, a boutique hotel in Marrakech tucked in Josephine Baker’s former home. In another column, I also survey the growing hotel options in New York’s Garment District. Earlier in the week, I reported on the renovation and relaunch of the historic Shelborne hotel …

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Jul
01

TSA fees set to double July 21

Covered this in the New York Times’ In Transit travel blog today: TSA fees going up later this month. Buy now to save. Here’s the LINK.

Jun
02

Who owns your favorite hotel?

This week in the New York Times, I cover the protest taking place in LA against the Beverly Hills Hotel. On one side, the protestors say supporting the hotel is supporting its owner, the Sultan of Brunei, who recently adopted Sharia or Islamic criminal law, which includes punishments such as dismemberment and death by stoning …

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Mar
21

New York Times cruise section double header

I had a double hit in the┬áSunday New York Times travel section, which was devoted to cruises. First up, a full-page look at the top trends in cruising from exotic ports in Papua New Guinea to the concept of slow cruising. Click here to read all about it. Secondly, I designed a full page flow …

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Mar
05

Montana’s Big Sky Gets Bigger

This past Sunday, my story on Big Sky resort in Montana — newly the largest ski area in the US — was published in the New York Times travel section. If you like empty runs, proximity to Yellowstone National Park and its snow-covered bison and a place where a “grande” is a 24-ounce can of …

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Feb
25

Gold and Silver Medal Wins from NATJA!

The North American Travel Journalists Association recently announced their annual contest winners and my story on sailing the Belize barrier reef took first place — gold! — in the family travel category. Check it out by clicking here. My story on Burma for Private Clubs was part of a package on Asia that took the …

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Jan
23

Midwest surprises: Hipster Milwaukee

I like my hipster ‘hoods to be grounded, with great people passionate about food, community and design. Milwaukee’s Walker’s Point is all that and more. Take the tour via my latest story for the New York Times travel section here.  

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