5 Reasons to Stay at The Carlton Hotel NYC

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There are so many hotels to choose from when you travel to New York City that trying to decide on which one fits the bill can be a real hit-or-miss situation. The Carlton Hotel NYC proved to be a hit for our three-night stay for reasons that include both the obvious and the unexpected. 1. […]

Travel Contests: Week of August 6, 2014

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This week’s travel contests include: Win a five-night trip for two to Greece Win a two-night stay at the brand-new Archer Hotel New York Win a 7-day Croatia vacation (on Instagram)

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: 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 […]

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

Dream Downtown room

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 […]