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 […]

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 […]

Travel Video of the Week: Amazing Landing at LaGuardia Airport

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All you need to watch is the first 48 seconds of this video, which was shot by a passenger on a US Airways Shuttle flight from Boston to New York. The rest is booooring but if you’ve ever wondered what it looks like to fly over the island of Manhattan on a clear night, you […]

Travel App of the Week: For Less Guides

For Less Guides

The For Less Guides have been around since 1994, but their apps are brand new—and they allow tourists access to hundreds of discounts at attractions and restaurants. There are currently versions for six cities: London, San Francisco, New York, Amsterdam, Edinburgh and Paris. Each city’s app is specifically designed for tourists as an easy-to-use, downloadable […]