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 […]

Fare of the Day: Seattle to New York for $48

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I’m researching airfares for an interview and just stumbled across a $48 one-way JetBlue fare from Seattle to New York on February 3! Not sure how long it would last but if you’ve never been to NY nows the time! Here’s the link to our booking tool.  

Travel News: Week of January 24, 2014

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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

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

A Saxony Surprise in New York

The St. Thomas Boys Choir cheering up New York

*This is a sponsored post This is how many lucky passers-by seemed to feel back on November 12, the night featured in the video above, when the St. Thomas Boys Choir—the 800-year-old musical legends from Leipzig, in Saxony—put on a surprise “pop up” concert in the middle of Times Square. For ten minutes, the 42 […]

Travel App of the Week: For Less Guides

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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 […]

My Top Travel Destinations for 2014

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This past week I spoke at the Cruise Planners conference in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, and part of my talk included my picks for the top travel destinations of 2014. The audience of 500-plus travel agents seemed to like it so I thought I should share them with you—plus a little background on each place. Below […]