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News Stories by Carolyn Galgano

  • Walt Disney World: Where to Stay Inside the Park

    With more than 20 Disney owned and operated properties offering similar amenities, how do you decide which hotel is perfect for you and your family? Here, we've highlighted some of the top Disney World lodgings to make your trip planning a bit easier.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on July 14, 2011 at 1:33:13 PM EDT Tagged: Disney, Resorts
  • José Andrés's Kid-Friendly Washington, DC: Restaurants, Museums, and More

    José Andrés is a busy man. When he's not opening restaurants, writing books, or guest lecturing at the prestigious Harvard University, you can find the affable chef spending time with his wife and three daughters at his home just outside of D.C. Fodor's recently caught up with Andrés and got the inside scoop on his favorite places to take the kids when eating and sightseeing in the nation's capital.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on February 28, 2011 at 10:18:57 AM EST Tagged: Museums, Restaurants, Washington DC
  • Mardi Gras Sweet Spotlight: The King Cake

    New Orleans is known for lots of local flavor, from pralines and po' boys to beignets and chicory coffee. But for a true taste of Mardi Gras, you can't beat a King Cake. If you aren't traveling to New Orleans soon, you can even order one today to have the celebration come to you before Fat Tuesday on March 8th.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on February 25, 2011 at 10:45:15 AM EST Tagged: New Orleans, Local Specialties, Mardi Gras, Food, Candy
  • Top Chef Travels: Momofuku's David Chang on NYC Restaurants

    Where does this chef-owner of some of Manhattan's most popular restaurants like to eat on his days off? That's what we wanted to know. Here, Chang shares his top restaurant picks (and dishes) in the city right now.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on October 21, 2009 at 3:59:07 PM EDT Tagged: Top Chef Travels, New York City
  • Top Chef Travels: Wolfgang Puck's Capri

    Although Wolfgang Puck's ever-expanding empire has taken him all over world, he recently sat down with Fodor's to discuss the Italian island of Capri, a destination that has special personal significance to him, as it is the place where he married Gelila Assefa in 2007. Puck reveals what he loves most about this island getaway, and lets us in on his favorite places to eat and stay when visiting.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on September 09, 2009 at 9:07:40 AM EDT Tagged: Top Chef Travels
  • New in NYC: Two Affordable Boutique Hotels Open Their Doors

    Top-tier hotels are popping up throughout the city, despite the current economic woes, and they're offering affordable rates so guests no longer have to trade style for savings. Two recent openings are especially trendy--and especially affordable.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on August 26, 2009 at 12:57:25 PM EDT Tagged: Hotels
  • New Haven Pizza 101

    New Haven, most commonly known for its Ivy League citizens, has been on pizza-lovers' radar for decades (if quietly so) as a destination rivaling the best of the big cities. Apizza (pronounced "ah-beetz" by locals) is defined by its thin, chewy crust, which makes for a unique—and some would argue, superior—pizza experience. From white clam pies to mashed potato-topped concoctions, here are our picks for the best pizzas in the area.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on July 13, 2009 at 8:37:31 AM EDT
  • Top Chef Travels: Donald Link

    New Orleans chef Donald Link talks with Fodor's about some of his favorite local spots in the Big Easy, the city where he spends his days and nights. He reveals where to go for the tastiest crawfish, the sloppiest po' boy sandwich, and of course, where to drink (other than on Bourbon Street).

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on June 01, 2009 at 4:23:13 PM EDT Tagged: Top Chef Travels
  • 4 Places to Eat Better for Less in NYC

    Restaurants around the country are reacting to the state of the economy by offering special deals and menus. Nowhere is this more relevant than in New York City, where high-end dining defines the city's culinary scene. Hoping that most people will still eat out if they don't have to worry about breaking the bank, some of the city's best upscale restaurants are offering great meals, but now at a discount price.

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on January 20, 2009 at 11:10:39 AM EST
  • New Non-Allergenic Hotel Rooms

    Ever wake up in a hotel room with swollen eyes and a stuffed-up nose? Whether dust mites or down comforters are the culprits, hotels are now responding to the need for "allergy friendly" rooms. Doubletree, Marriott, Sheraton, and Wyndham are among the major hotel brands to accommodate guests that suffer from allergies and asthma.... "Allergy friendly" rooms undergo a multistep cleaning and purifying process that's designed to improve the air quality and remove approximately 98% of allergens, according to the hotels. All surfaces including walls, carpeting, bedcovers, and fabrics are sanitized and treated with a microbial shield to make them resistant to bacteria and viruses. An advanced air purifying system is installed and air vents are deep cleaned and treated with a tea tree oil cartridge that serves as a disinfectant.... Although many hotel chains offer "allergy friendly" rooms in a selection of their hotels, Wyndham is the first national upscale lodging chain to ensure that at least 25 rooms...

    Posted by Carolyn Galgano on January 08, 2009 at 4:23:52 PM EST