ecoXplorer Evelyn Kanter is a longtime professional journalist, photographer, broadcaster and author.
This is my website about green travel, green transportation and smart spending, which includes avoiding scams.
I also write travel guidebooks, magazine and newspaper articles, and content for webzines about my travels, including my hometown New York City, and test drives of new vehicles.
In January 2023, I was elected President of the International Motor Press Association (IMPA), and am a former Board Member of the Society of American Travel Writers (SATW).
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I have been a contributing editor to Fodor’s Essential Germany for more than a decade, updating the chapters on Frankfurt, Heidelberg and the Neckar Valley, and the Romantic Road, for the 2023 editions.
- Note – I am the NYC-born daughter of two German immigrants, speak the language, enjoy the food, beer and wine, and have visited Germany more times than I can count.
Also, I updated the 2023 edition of Fodor’s New York City, contributing both the Upper West Side and Upper East Side chapters.
Be inspired to get out and explore my hometown by paddling a kayak in the Hudson River or dancing outdoors to live music in Lincoln Center, and so much more.
Whether you are a first-time visitor or repeat visitor, cut through the clutter with 100 adventures.
Published by Reedy Press. Available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble and independent bookstores.
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Here’s what reviewers say about Peaceful Places New York City:
Clamor and sensory overload make for exciting urban life, but sometimes, it’s just too much. In this first in a new series, each set in a different U.S. city, Author/Photographer Evelyn Kanter leads us on an unexpected path of discovery, tranquility and serenity.
The book is full of inspiring, restorative pockets to soothe the soul that I have come to love over a lifetime of living in and exploring my hometown, New York City.
This unique guide reveals surprising and secret gardens, vistas, neighborhood stories, beaches and other sanctuaries where visitors and residents alike can find quiet, solace and escape from the things that make The Big Apple such an endlessly appealing and exciting place.
JoansBooks (book reviewer/blogger) – I love the way this book is organized. The basic organization is alphabetical, from the African Burial Ground National Monument to the Yeshiva University Museum, but there is also a listing by area (the bulk are in Manhattan, but the other boroughs are well-represented) and another by category (such as “Enchanting Walks”, “Quiet Tables” and “Spiritual Enclaves”). Kanter provides a short description of each place, accompanied by information about directions and hours, admission cost (if any, most of these places are free, though, when it comes to the shops she suggests, they are free, “but of course you are also free to purchase”!), websites, etc. She rates them on a “peacefulness” scale, and notes for some that they are not always serene, but tells you the best times to go. The High Line, a new park built on an abandoned elevated rail line, is a good example. I visited it on a weekday afternoon, and it was relatively tranquil, but at other times it can get quite crowded.
Published April 2010, Menasha Ridge Press
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