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Peter Greenberg on The Best Places for Everything: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World

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Peter Greenberg admits to logging more than four hundred thousand miles in travel a year as a travel correspondent. He spoke on his latest book The Best Places for Everything: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World and the ups and downs of traveling at the Marcus Jewish Community Center of Atlanta (MJCAA).

With Melissa Long, reporter for WXIA Channel 11 serving as moderator, Greenberg was pretty open about his travel experience. As for the cheapest places to travel right now, he recommends Argentina and Thailand.

Greenberg also provides hints when making reservations for flights, as many people make simple mistakes. One is to ask the wrong questions and the other totally depends on the web. When calling an airline, the best time is midnight on Tuesday morning in the time zone of the location of the home office of the airline.  Ask for all flights to be pulled up “All Published Fares” for your destination and then ask for the least expensive. Then a date that will work. He also says to ask if they have any “positioning flights.”

Greenberg admits that the good old days of cheap flights might be gone since there are fewer flights and less legacy airlines.  The new normal may be to drive two hundred miles to get a flight to where you are going.

He suggest traveling light–“less is more”–Greenberg opts to Fed Ex his luggage to his destination.  He tries to reduce the hassle points as much as he can.

As for jet lag, the best advice is to say hydrated and keep in mind that being jetlagged is a state of mind.  To try to stay up until 11 PM at your destination and let you body clock reset.  Stay away from alcohol as it can dehydrate you.

Good advice from a man who has been to 157 of the 196 countries around the world.  As to where is his favorite place is, he admits “where I sleep the best.” His home and Ireland are two that come up. His home in New York City has been impacted by Hurricane Sandy and he is on his way to help out as a fireman, which he finds time to do.

For more helpful hints, get the book The Best Places for Everything: The Ultimate Insider’s Guide to the Greatest Experiences Around the World or check out his website: www.PeterGreenberg.com

Be sure to capture part of the 21st Edition of the Book Festival of the MJCCA running through November 18th, which has 52 authors with 38 events in eighteen days.

A fun way to learn more about the literary scene, A Cappella Books is on site selling books. You can get them signed–a perfect gift for this holiday season.

Visit: www.AtlantaJCC.org/bookfestival follow on Twitter @mjccabookfest  www.Facebook.com/mjccabookfest   or call 678-812-4005

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An Evening with David Sedaris at Fox Theatre April 16

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ATLANTA, GA (Feb. 24, 2015) – The Fox Theatre is pleased to present An Evening with David Sedaris, author of the previous bestsellers Naked, Me Talk Pretty One DayDress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim, and regular National Public Radio contributor who will be appearing for one night only at the Fox Theatre on Thursday, April 16, 2015 at 7:30pm.

Celebrating the June 3, 2014 paperback release of his latest title, #1 New York Times Bestseller, Let’s Explore Diabetes with Owls, author David Sedaris comes to Atlanta for an evening of engaging recollections and featuring all-new readings.

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Dr. Mike’s “The Fallacy of the Calorie”

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Dr. Mike (Michael S. Fenster, MD) has a sense of humor in dispersing his dietary and nutritional advice in The Fallacy of the Calorie, but what’s also funny is the fact that this cardiologist is dishing out all this information while criticizing supposed self-proclaimed food experts.

Take this passage, for example: “These days it seems as if everybody has an opinion about food and health. People watch Dr. Oz, tune in to the Food Network, or read some anecdotal diatribe on the Internet and all of a sudden they’re full of expert opinions and analysis.”

Dr. Mike mentions only Dr. Oz by name. He then goes on to allude to a bunch of straw men who give consumers lots of conflicting food guidance before launching into his own enterprising book of culinary realness. Dr. Mike is in your face and sounds like a go-getter, I guess. He says if I’m happy with the food I eat and my state of wellness, health, verdure, heartiness is a-okay, then this is not the book for me. PUT THIS BOOK DOWN. If only!

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SPX 2014 Programming Schedule

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SPX is fast approaching! Check out the release about this year’s panels and programming to plan your weekend. They all sound remarkable, highlighting diversity in the comics and cartooning industry that is often overlooked.

The Small Press Expo is pleased to announce the SPX 2014 Programming Schedule.  SPX continuing the festival’s established tradition of rich, thought-provoking programming featuring leading comics artists and critics in conversation. As in previous years, the Programming Schedule will feature two simultaneous tracks on both Saturday and Sunday, September 13th and 14th.

SPX 2014 programming highlights include special Q&A sessions with headline guests Lynda Barry, Jules Feiffer, Charles Burns, Raina Telgemeier, Drew Friedman. Eleanor Davis, Mimi Pond and John Porcellino, many of whom will also join in other panel discussions.

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