May

12

2010

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A favorite hotel room: The Kipling Suite

Tweet Kipling Suite, Brown’s Hotel, London Brown’s Hotel is one of London’s most grande dames. It’s been open since 1837, gradually expanding into 11 townhouses as it collected esteem and high custom, and there’s no way to underestimate the important role it has played through the ages. For one, it’s where the first successful telephone […]

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May

11

2010

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The (annotated) instructor*

Tweet Last fall, as Aol prepared to launch a new system for collecting stories from freelancers (Seed), I was asked by the site’s creators to make a boilerplate instructional post that would help new writers learn the ropes. I was given only a topic: “How to Conduct a Successful Interview.” I wrote it quickly and […]

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May

10

2010

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Last week in Philadelphia…

Tweet I was on TV. Ever had a conversation with someone you can’t see and who isn’t there? What sounds an awful lot like insanity is, in fact, the way a modern satellite interview works. I’m in New York City’s Fox News studio, talking to a camera about debt settlement rip-offs and Groupon while newsroom […]

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May

10

2010

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Corcoran and Cochran

Tweet Barbara Corcoran and I at Aol’s studios, about to record an episode of her coaching show, “Practical Magic.” The first segment premiered Friday at WalletPop.com. She makes everyone around her better. She has the kind of energy that can leave you in the dust. I like to say that having a conversation with Barbara […]

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May

9

2010

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About Jason

Tweet Jason Cochran is an award-winning travel journalist, pop historian, and consumer reporter. He was the first person in a quarter century to win Guidebook of the Year twice in the Lowell Thomas Awards by the Society of American Travel Writers. The Editor-in-Chief of Frommers.com, he has written extensively for the New York Post, Budget […]

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May

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May

5

2010

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Harpers Ferry

Tweet A few years ago, I was doing something mundane when the feeling hit me. I want to go to Harpers Ferry, I thought. Can’t explain why. I went through a John Brown period about 15 years ago (doesn’t every American history buff go through a John Brown period?), when my collaborator and I were […]

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Mar

21

2010

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Welcome to the culture gap

Tweet I will never understand why computer geeks can’t write interfaces and instructions in plain English. Did all that talk of nerf-herding melt their brains?

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