Matt Gross

Matt Gross

I'm a journalist.

Most recently, I was the editorial director at realtor.com. A little while ago, I was the editor of Boston.com, and before that BonAppetit.com. Once upon a time I was the Frugal Traveler for the NYT.

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The New York Times

Three Things I've Learned About Frugal Travel (and the Things I Didn't Do)

After four years, Matt Gross is handing in his Frugal Traveler badge, but he forever remains an eager, untiring traveler — and, depending on your point of view, a frugal one....

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The New York Times

Matt Gross Answers Frequently Asked Questions

Jun 26, 2007 ... Frugal Traveler | American Road Trip. Matt Gross Answers Frequently Asked Questions. Matt Gross for The New York Times ......

The New York Times

Lost in Jerusalem

In streets filled with the faithful and in bars filled with the almost familiar, a nonbeliever finds his place in one of the world’s holiest places....

The New York Times

Lost in Paris

In a city so well known and loved, where does discovery lie? In the thrill of the new, yes, but also in the surprise of memories waiting at every corner....

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The New York Times

Sailing With Few Frills or Inhibitions

Feb 25, 2007 ... After an excursion, easyCruiseOne passengers relax in the hot tub before heading back out for dinner. By MATT GROSS. Published: February ......

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The New York Times

Frugal Traveler: American Road Trip - Travel

May 23, 2007 ... Finally, Exit From New York. Matt Gross for The New York Times. The Frugal Traveler's 1989 Volvo station wagon, on a country road outside ......

The New York Times

Lost in Las Vegas

Armed with wary disdain and little else, a visitor to Sin City makes it his own....

The New York Times

Lost in Ireland

Without a map to guide him, a traveler’s search for the green, garrulous country so familiar to the imagination led, in the end, to something else....

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Try Walking in My Shoes

I’ve been on a quest for years to find the perfect pair of travel shoes, rugged enough to handle the backcountry but stylish enough to pass muster in urbane settings....

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The New York Times

Great Architecture Finds a Home in Indiana

Jun 12, 2007 ... Great Architecture Finds a Home in Indiana. Matt Gross for The New York Times. A courtyard of the Commons, a mall designed by Cesar Pelli ......

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The New York Times

Lessons From the Frugal Grand Tour

The Frugal Traveler reinvents the classic European journey, making his way through 16 countries by plane, train, ferry and thumb....

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The New York Times

I'll Take a Manhattan (or Any Other Drink, if It's Free)

The Frugal Traveler goes on a quest to quench his thirst without spending a penny in New York City....

The New York Times

Three Places for Fish Tacos

As New York trudges into fall and winter, three restaurants are assembling fish tacos that evoke memories of warm sand....

The New York Times

The Aegean as Odysseus Knew It

Inspired by Odysseus, who took 10 years to get to Ithaca from the coast of Turkey, an 11-day journey of epic beauty, hospitality and frustrating ferry schedules....

The New York Times

Lost in Tangier

No guidebooks, no maps, no plan. In a new series, “Getting Lost,” Matt Gross will try to lose his way all over the globe....