Visiting The September 11 Memorial in New York City

National September 11 Memorial & Museum

Visiting the September 11 Memorial, which is located in lower Manhattan. The Memorial is a national tribute of remembrance and honor to the 2,983 people killed in the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, and February 26, 1993. It’s free to visit but you need to make advance reservations—you can do it online and occasionally even […]

Website of the Week: Smart Destinations

Smart Destinations

Everyone wants to save money when they travel—including me! If you plan on traveling to a U.S. city and doing a lot of sightseeing (alone or with the family), then you should seriously consider getting a Smart Destinations Go Card, because it’ll save you up to 55% on top attractions. For example, those traveling to […]

Hudson Hotel in New York City

My room and bathroom

I was in New York as a guest of Nokia to check out their new Lumia 1020 phone, and while I was there, Nokia put me up at the Hudson Hotel. I had only been there once previously for a party (they have an incredible scene and a popular outdoor patio that’s a mix between […]

Kitano New York Hotel: You’re Going to the Love the Toilets

Kitano Hotel front desk

Have you ever chosen to stay at a hotel because of their toilets? That’s right, toilets. The Kitano New York Hotel is a relaxing boutique hotel located on Park Avenue and 38th Street. It’s the city’s only Japanese-owned hotel and has an authentic, award-winning Japanese restaurant (they serve Kaiseki cuisine), museum quality artwork and nightly […]

St. Patrick’s Day Sightseeing in NYC

New York

Looking to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day in the City That Never Sleeps? CitySights NY tours has some Irish-themed locales to help you take part in the festivities. While atop a CitySights NY double decker bus, passengers will pass by (and have the option to stop and check out): St Patrick’s Cathedral – St. Patrick’s Day […]

Bowery House’s Inexpensive Rates for V-Day in NYC

The Roof Deck at the Bowery House

What could be more romantic than an whirlwind trip to New York City to celebrate Valentine’s Day with your sweetheart? Here’s a last minute travel deal that can fit almost anyone’s budget. The Bowery House, located at 220 Bowery, is a stylish, boutique hotel that provides all V-Day travelers accommodation essentials without blowing the budget.  […]

NY’s ONE UN and the United Nations

Georgie Jet outside of UN

The newly renovated ONE UN  at One UN Plaza New York, located at East 44th Street between First and Second Avenues, close to the East River and across from the UN building, is a modern respite from the hustle bustle of downtown NYC. In September, the Millennium property is exclusively booked for UN delegates, but […]

App of the Week: New York Subway Gets an App to Track Trains

New York Subway Gets an App to Track Trains

Good news for riders of America’s largest subway system! New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) recently released a Subway Time app for passengers with iPhones and iPod Touch devices. The app reveals train-arrival times on seven of the city’s 24 lines (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, and 6 lines, along with the 42nd Street Shuttle). […]