Travel Tip of the Day: Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can)

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Avoid Newark Airport This Summer (If You Can) If you’ll be traveling this summer, I’d suggest avoiding Newark Liberty International Airport if you can as they’ll be closing their Air Train (which connects the airport to the city) between May 1-July 15. That’s during summer’s peak travel season! What were they thinking? Even Amtrak won’t […]

How New York City Taxi Drivers Are Ripping Off Riders

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I like to think of myself as a generous tipper as I usually give waiters and taxi drivers 20% if they provide decent service. But I don’t like it when restaurants automatically add generous tips. I really despise the new New York City taxi tip options when you pay by credit card. See the image […]

Travel News: Week of February 12, 2014

Travel news February 12, 2014

Top Travel News DHS issues toothpaste advisory to airlines flying to Sochi Turkey Will No Longer Issue Visas on Arrival After April 10, 2014 Biden: LaGuardia like a ‘third world country’ Hawaiian Airlines to debut premium economy seats in August Virgin Atlantic staff shocked over flight axe Child drowns in cruise ship pool Alaska to […]

7 reasons to stay at Hotel Chandler in New York City

Hotel Chandler NYC bed

Although I’ve been to New York more times than any other city in the world, I still don’t have a good grasp on the city’s hotel scene. That’s because for many years, my family had a studio apartment on the Upper East Side and I stayed there the majority of the time. Unfortunately, we sold […]

Travel News: Week of January 24, 2014

Giants-Pats Super Bowl

Top Travel News Airlines Adding More Flights to New York for Super Bowl 48 Las Vegas: 2 casinos become first in Sin City to accept bitcoin United to debut upgraded boarding area in San Francisco Dingy LaGuardia Airport undergoing $3.6B makeover United States issues a travel alert for all its citizens in Thailand Southwest Air […]

Airlines Adding More Flights to New York for Super Bowl 48

Giants-Pats Super Bowl

United Airlines has increased service between its hub at Newark Liberty International Airport and Denver and Seattle for the big game. Newark Liberty is the airport most convenient to MetLife Stadium, where the Denver Broncos take on the Seattle Seahawks on Feb. 2, 2014. For those traveling to the title game, United has added two flights […]

The Magic of Santa: A Ride on the Polar Express

Frank and the kids on the Polar Express

For me, driving from Connecticut with four kids the weekend before Christmas to experience the Polar Express in Saratoga, New York was akin to driving to the real North Pole. Children, ages 1.5 to 11, packed with anticipation on a 3.5-hour drive from Westport, CT—it ain’t easy. But our accommodations at the Inn at Saratoga were […]

Christmas Eggnog at New York’s Omni Berkshire Place

GeorgieJet at the Omni Berkshire Place

You really can’t go wrong spending Christmas in Manhattan. But the best way to experience New York during the holidays is to stay in the heart of it all at The Omni Berkshire Place—my New York home away from home—at 52nd and Madison. There’s just so much to see and do within a few block radius that […]