By Lauren Bovich NEW YORK: The 90th International Hotel/Motel & Restaurant Show kicked off today at the Jacob Javits Convention Center with 1,400 exhibiting companies and 35,000 trade attendees. Yesterday, prior to the start of the show, the American Hotel & Lodging Association (AH&LA) held its annual Hospitality Leadership Forum, which began with a CEO leadership panel including David Kong, president & CEO, Best Western International; Arne Sorenson, executive vp/CFO, Marriott International; Craig S. Miller,

CYBER SCOUT; Reds and Yellows On the Screen and on the Trees By BOB TEDESCHI Behind football and baseball, leaf watching is perhaps the most popular fall spectator sport, but it involves jostling for prime viewing position. And with each passing autumn, those with Internet connections have an increasing edge over their unwired counterparts in finding the best leaf-gazing spots at the best times. Kaia Monroe, a Brooklyn resident who divides her time between ”freelance

by Soterios Johnson * Listen NEW YORK, NY : For New Yorkers without a car summer in the city may seem a bit daunting, at times. How to get away from it all without breaking the bank? Joining me this morning is Caylin Sanders, founder of The Brooklyn-based web site features information on a bunch of daytrips and weekend getaways you can get to…whether you have a car or not. The Catskills: The Catskills

by Elizabeth Schantz In these uncertain times, a vacation close to home may be an idea whose time has come. Travelers who have been hit by the tough economy — and who are nervous about traveling too far from home- are taking more road trips according to the American Automobile Association. Of course, higher gasoline prices also provide incentive not to drive too far. A number of Websites can help you plan trips and discover

by Caylin Sanders As appeared in the Brooklyn Journal 2002 When’s the last time you took your pet on vacation? Maybe you’ve never considered it before, but more and more lodgings are posting their pet-friendly signs in order to attract your business. Most charge little or no fee and require a deposit – just in case Fido chews up all the furniture in the room. This past weekend my friend Laurie and I embarked on

As appeared in wnbc30.COM Connecticut Discoveries We spend our time living and working here, but often, we overlook some of the most intriguing and exciting offerings. There are often things that are right under our noses. A rich history, a touch of nature, a vibrant landscape of people and places, all Connecticut, and all discoveries to be made. In this issue of Connecticut Discoveries we’d like to take you on a trip to some interesting

  DIRECTIONS Stone Ridge Orchard. Only 2 hours from NYC. 3012 State Route 213, Stone Ridge, NY 12484.   PARKING Everyone will be parking in the orchard. The field is approximately a 5-minute walk from parking areas. You may drop off your guests at the entrance, but you must park ASAP after that. COVID-19 POLICIES For eating BBQ or drinking cider, pods will spaced 10 ft apart in the field. Masks must be worn around