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New York City: New Frommer’s guidebook offers trip-planning advice

July 9, 2018
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This is the cover of the Frommer’s Easy Guide to NYC 2018 guidebook. The book helps readers plan a visit to the Big Apple, which some travelers may find an intimidating prospect without trustworthy advice.

Planning a trip to New York City can seem intimidating. So many choices, such high prices and how about those New Yorkers? They have quite the reputation!

In this episode of the Associated Press travel podcast “Get Outta Here,” AP Travel editor Beth Harpaz gets insider tips about visiting New York from Pauline Frommer. She’s just out with a new guidebook called “Frommer’s EasyGuide to New York City 2018″ and she’ll tell you everything you need to know about visiting the Big Apple -- including what real New Yorkers are really like. (Spoiler: They’re busy, but, Frommer says, deep down they’re kind.) Frommer will also offer advice on everything from hotels to transportation along with her personal picks for favorite museums and great places to eat and drink.

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New episodes of “Get Outta Here!” are published every Wednesday. Host Beth J. Harpaz is travel editor for The Associated Press, a volunteer Big Apple Greeter and a licensed tour guide in her native New York City. She recently completed a quest to visit all 50 states.

Before becoming travel editor, where most of the news - thank goodness - is about happy people going on nice vacations, Beth covered politics, disasters and all manner of mayhem for the AP. And not to reveal her age, but she also worked for several newspapers way back in the 20th century and even wrote three books.

She does not own wheeled luggage but instead carries her belongings around the world in an ancient backpack and various tote bags.

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