October – the creepy month

Yes, it’s that spooky time of year again and we’re celebrating it by posting some very strange and unexpected things to see and do in each of our “Clued In” cities. Visit an underwater necropolis in Miami, or ride on 19th century carnival attractions in Paris. Wherever you’re headed, just make sure to visit our City-Extra pages first (through the menu bar above) so that your October travel will be more extraordinary than usual!

Happy travels, Dean & Andie

“Bored in Florence” is here!

When we tell people about the newest book in our Bored In series, we always get the same reaction:  “How can anyone be bored in Florence?”  Even our contact at Amazon publishing said it.  But that’s okay because those in the know realize that this super-fun guide to Florence might have a snarky title but it’s about awesome experience for the repeat visitor. (It can also make a first-time visit there into something extra special.) Whether you’re going there all by yourself, with kids, going to get engaged, or are planning a honeymoon trip, YOU NEED THIS BOOK.  We think our chapter headings say it all:

 Try a Group Experience
   (View things differently as part of a pack)
Connect with Nature
   (Outdoor activities in and around Florence)
Learn Something New
   (And gain knowledge of the culture)
Search for Something
   (Hunting for Tuscan goodies is fun)
Have an Engrossing Individual Experience
   (Make it all about you)
Make Memories
   (Share delightful moments with loved ones)
Local Thrills and Chills
   (Some of Florence’s more hair-raising sights)
Be a Child Again
   (Places and activities to share with your kids)

If you’ve ever thought about rafting on the Arno River, or dining in a former Medici Palace, this is your guide book.   It’ll give you all the info at your fingertips. Unlike our Clued In series, it is available in a handy 5×8 inch travel sized paperback as well as in ebook format (which has all the web links and email addresses live and clickable.)

So don’t just go to the Uffizi Gallery again, or if you do, go with a fun group tour led by an expert that will bring it all to life! That’s what Bored in Florence is about.

Happy travels, Dean & Andie

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September begins the social season

For centuries, September has been the historic start of the so-called “social season.”  It was when important people and great families would return from their languid summer respites in the countryside and again take up residence in the city.  September was also the month for final fittings of new gowns and shoes which had been ordered up so that everyone would be decked out in the latest fashion. Carriages were readied, silver was polished, and the anticipation of who would be at the opera and who would get engaged was probably foremost on people’s minds.

Today’s world is more relaxed of course, but some of the traditions continue. Opera seasons in Europe and in the U.S. still begin during this time, and back-to-school is another version of it. And while folks no longer worry about whether they’ll be presented at court, they do start making more plans for upcoming performances, new restaurants, and other fun things to pursue as cities all over the world get back to business.

In this spirit, we have updated each of our City-Extras pages (through the menu above) with social-season stuff that you should definitely consider doing.  Grab your tickets quickly though because many of our mentions will end up selling out!

Happy travels, Dean & Andie

‘Bored in Rome’ has arrived!

The newest guide in our super-fun Bored In travel series is now published. Exclusive to Amazon.com, Bored in Rome: Amazing Experiences for the Repeat Visitor follows in the footsteps of our recent Bored in Paris.  If you want to take your European trip to a higher level (or just make it even more fun) grab one of these fantastic guides. The inspiration and ideas in both of them are off the chain! Now only $2.99 for the ebook and $6.95 for the paperback. Ciao for now.

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Surprise Flash-Sales starting soon!

If you’ve never gotten your hot little hands on a Clued In Travel Book, now’s the time to experience what they’re all about (and see how great they really are.)  We are pleased to announce two very temporary flash sales running August 18 -22, 2019:

Hurry because these special deals will not last long! Please share this info and help us get the word out.  Happy travels,  Dean & Andie



August means travel.

For many people, this is the prime month to get away to a truly fabulous city.  If that means you, don’t miss our updated City-Extras which can be accessed anytime on our website, right from the menu bar. These pages are chock full of great ideas, tips, and shout-outs, and photos and every one of our Clued in cities just got a new article. 

In addition, let us express our sincere thanks to our readers for their incredible support of our new “Bored in” series which debuted last week with Bored in Paris: Amazing Experiences for the Repeat Visitor. Let your friends know that this fun new book of ours will take their Paris trip to a higher level, even if they are actually a first-time visitor there.  Up later this week, be on the lookout for Bored in Rome: Amazing Experiences for the Repeat Visitor  only on Amazon. Woo-hoo!

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Bored in Paris has arrived!

We are excited to introduce our new series of travel books, titled Bored In and can’t wait to share them with you. They are guaranteed to take your trip to the next level! Today Bored in Paris: Awesome Experiences for the Repeat Visitor makes its official debut on amazon.com. To view our covers for the whole series, click here or go to our Bored In page through the menu bar above. So fun!

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Catch our just-posted City-Extras for July

Whether you’re headed to Rome or to San Francisco, we’ve got a special July activity just for you. All of our City-Extra pages (one for each of our ten “Clued In” cities) now have the most current updates.  Access them from the menu bar above and make that trip you’re planning even better!  Happy travels, Dean and Andie

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See an “al fresco” performance at Rome’s ancient Baths of Caracalla

“Clued In Edinburgh” is here!

Today we are announcing the arrival of our newest travel book, Clued In Edinburgh. If you’re headed there, you absolutely have to have this ebook loaded onto your smart phone. (If it’s your loved ones that are headed to Scotland this summer, make sure to get this incredible guide into their hot little hands. Trust us, they’ll be glad to have it.)  The capital of Scotland, glorious as it may be, is not easy– especially in August when the International Festival is is full swing.  During this time a bit of planning can go a really long way.  Whisky, anyone?  Slanjevar!

Grab one here now. 

Calton HIll on a foggy day

Get ready to picnic.

July is coming quickly and is distinguished in the US by being National Picnic Month. We’ve decided to just extend this to the rest of the world… well, to our Clued In Travel world that is. Visit our City-Extra pages through the menu bar above to find excellent tips on where and how to picnic in each place. (Our recommended salumeria in Rome will knock your socks off!) And for those of you waiting patiently for our new Clued In Edinburgh, we are happy to tell you that the wait is almost over. Happy travels! Dean & Andie