Here are two chances to meet one of the most known travel-writers in the industry today: NY Times Frugal Traveler Matt Gross will be telling stories of his experience traveling around the world and writing.

1)What: A talk at Idlewild Books about the Grand Tour, literary travel, frugal travel and so on.
When: Thursday, September 18 at 7 p.m.
Where: Idlewild Books
12 W. 19th St., near 5th Ave
(212) 414-8888
Admission: Free (includes wine & cheese after the talk!)
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2)What:The evolution of the Grand Tour, at the New-York Historical Society.
When: Tuesday, September 23 at 6:30 p.m.
Where: The New-York Historical Society
170 Central Park West, at 77th Street
Admission: members, $10; non-members, $18 (includes wine & cheese after the talk!)
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Both are fantastic networking opportunities, so highly recommended if you can make it to any of them.

Matt Gross was born in Massachusetts and has lived everywhere from Brighton, England, to Williamsburg, Virginia, to Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. He now writes The Frugal Traveler column for The New York Times.

Rolf Potts recently did an interview about travel-writing with Matt Gross, you can check it out here.

Sometimes I really wish I lived in New York!

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