Evelyn Kanter

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New York City native Evelyn Kanter has been writing about her hometown and her worldwide travels for more years than she cares to admit. Her "first life" was as a broadcast news producer and consumer reporter for WABC TV and CBS Radio. She also helped launch the Sales and Bargains column in New York Magazine. Her "second life" is as a freelance writer, photographer, author and blogger. Evelyn has written, edited or contributed to numerous guidebooks, including Michelin and Fodor's. She is a regular contributor to AAA magazines and airline in-flights, and online for Orbitz Travel and Shermans Travel. She is interviewed often as an expert on travel and consumer rights. Evelyn writes and publishes nyconthecheap.com, with daily deals and events for residents and visitors. Her green travel and smart spending site is ecoxplorer.com.

Posts by Evelyn Kanter

You asked...we answered!

  • 1
    What is the most important thing you've learned from traveling?

    How kind and generous people are about sharing information about restaurants, museums, shops they love and want me to experience. It’s part of why I always go out of my way to return the favor and help a tourist visiting my hometown, New York City.

  • 2
    Who would you choose as a seatmate on a cross-continential road trip?

    Thomas Edison, for insights on his inventions that changed the world and his thoughts on the current technology and inventions that grew from his.

  • 3
    What's your favorite mode of transportation? Why?

    Walking. NYC is a walking town, and there’s something to catch your eye with every step, whether it’s an interesting store window, architectural detail, or a best-dressed passerby. I also love to walk along mountain trails to soak up the views and smell the flowers. Depending where I walk and how heavy my backpack, it’s called hiking or trekking.

  • 4
    Have you ever been somewhere that was so bad you couldn't write about it?

    Yes. And I can’t write about it here, either.