Top 10 in Travel News: Week of July 16, 2014

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THE TOP 10 IN TRAVEL NEWS THIS WEEK: TSA sees surge in credit card knives at airports Rocket Debris Falls on Cruise Ship in Israeli Port Kenya issues terror alert over travel to UK airports Carnival Bans Smoking on Balconies Pilot Orders Pizza for Passengers on Delayed Flight ‘Amelia Earhart’ Completes Around-the-World Flight Boeing re-engineers […]

Travel Tip of the Day: JFK Transportation Tip

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JFK Transportation Tip Last Thursday’s tip was about taking the bus between LGA airport and Manhattan. If you’re flying in or out of New York City’s largest airport, you can take public transportation as well. When I land at JFK, I jump on the AirTrain to Jamaica Station and then take the E train to 53rd Street […]

Travel Tip of the Day: LGA Transportation Tip

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LGA Transportation Tip When I’m flying in or out of New York’s LaGuardia Airport and I want to save money or if the taxi line is ridiculously long, I jump on the M60 bus to 125th Street and then use my MetroCard (you need to buy one before getting on; machines are available at the […]

Travel App of the Week: Tunnel Vision

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Everyone I know is fascinated by New York (I am too), which is why I just updated my Top Five New York City Travel Tips story. One of the updates was the addition of Tunnel Vision, a new app that was created as a NYU graduate thesis project. To activate Tunnel Vision, all you have to do is […]

10 Reasons to Stay at the Dream Downtown in New York City

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I was recently in New York City and while there, I decided to check out a hotel that was new to me. I’d surprisingly never heard of the Dream Downtown (there’s also a location in midtown) until their PR department contacted me and invited me to come check it out. And so I did. I brought my […]

Johnny Jet’s Top Five New York City Travel Tips

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I once did an interview for Boingo.com (I use their wireless internet access plan all over the world) about my top five tips on traveling in the Big Apple and since I was just there I thought I would update them. 1. Pack light Pack light so you can take public transportation. When I land […]

A sailing escape in NYC…and Florida, and the BVI, and…

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Today, on a dreary Thursday, on the Hudson River beside Tribeca, I joined the Offshore Sailing School for a quick two-hour sail. And it was great. The views were insane—with the top of the Freedom Tower lost to the clouds—and the air was salty and fresh(er). The school’s special edition 50th-anniversary sails snapped blue and red and white […]

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 […]