Travel Video of the Week: Empire State Building’s first-ever Christmas light show

Empire State Building light show

This Christmas season, New York City is really in the holiday spirit! For the first time ever, New Yorkers and holiday visitors have been given the gift of a Christmas light show on the iconic Empire State Building—not once but five different times. Beginning on Friday, December 20 and closing with the grand finale today—Christmas […]

Cheers to Emily at Measure Lounge at Langham Place, Fifth Avenue

Cheers to Emily

On September 28, the travel industry lost a dear friend, Emily Easter (1978-2013). Emily worked for Hawkins International Public Relations and I met her while on a Seabourn cruise in Turkey and she was a wonderful person, someone I was proud to call a friend. I am devastated by the loss of Emily – she was young, […]

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, and you no longer need advance reservations (which means lines can be long at peak […]

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.  […]