Next month Johnny’s  jetting over to the Big Apple for the U.S. Open. When he’s not cheering on the athletes at Arthur Ashe Stadium, you’ll find him out exploring one of his favorite cities. There’s always something new to discover in the “city that never sleeps”.

Send us your favorite travel tip and maybe Johnny will give it a try! The contestant with the most useful tip (specific to NYC re: accommodations, transportation, food) will win this week’s travel swag bag valued at nearly $100 USD.

How: Complete the following sentence in comment section below. My favorite travel tip for New York City is _____________. (Please limit to 50 words). Include your name and an email address. Contestants must either subscribe to Johnny’s newsletter or follow him on Facebook or TwitterAll official contest rules apply.

What You’ll Win: 

1. Travelon Anti-Theft Urban N/S Messenger Bag: This one-of-a-kind bag has a slash proof, locking compartment roomy enough for a laptop, iPad or tablet. Its organizer section includes a RFID blocking card slot and various zippered mesh pockets. The exterior has a pocket for a water bottle and an adjustable cut-proof shoulder strap. (Valued at $75 USD)

2. GoToob 1.25 fl.oz: This TSA approved bottle makes it so easy to travel with your favorite gels and lotions. The no-drip valve  easily dispenses and its large opening is easy to clean. It slips into pockets and purses and the silicone bottle and cap are 100% BPA free.

3. Black Leather Passport Holder

4. Navy Blue Journal (6.5×9”)

 When: The last day/time to enter will be on Monday, September 3rd at 6pm PTThe winner will be announced next Wednesday, September 5th and be contacted by a representative. Please email questions to
Why: There is free swag to be had!



Trishna Patel

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19 Comments On "Share Travel Tip For NYC And Win Swag Bag"
  1. FEV|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is … to use the transit system – take the subway and use the buses too! Buy a refillable MetroCard (can pay for up to 4 people at a time) and blend in with the locals. An easy way to traverse the city and the region, and experience NYC. Enjoy!

  2. Martin|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is to hang out with hot chicks around the city with a flower in one hand. :)

  3. Jessica|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is to walk the Brooklyn Bridge. You’ll enjoy amazing scenery including the skylines of Manhattan and Brooklyn, the Statue of Liberty, Governor’s Island, and the Manhattan and Williamsburg Bridges. If you’re a history buff, love architecture, or just enjoy the outdoors, the Bridge is a great and FREE activity. I recommend going from the Manhattan side to the Brooklyn side so the walk can be followed by pizza at Grimaldi’s or ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory!

  4. Alethea Smartt|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is to purchase a pay-per-ride MetroCard or unlimited ride Metrocard and explore the city & all the boroughs by public transit. It’s much cheaper and often faster than taking a taxi!

  5. Toby Cone|

    My favorite travel tip for NYC is the underground walking
    passageway from Grand Central station to 48th and Park Av or 47 and Madison.
    A quick, easy, clean and quiet way to go uptown in inclement weather!

  6. Heels05|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is syncing your AMEX to foursquare when visiting the open. $10 credit for a $20 purchase. This worked on each of my 6 AMEX cards last year!

  7. CaptLex|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is a visit to Chinatown and Little Italy (conveniently next to each other). Have dinner at Peking Duck House or Joe’s Shanghai (known for their specialties – the duck and soup dumplings, respectively) and then sample the world’s best pastries at Ferrara’s.

  8. jinfantinotrumble|

    Eat like a local and pick up a bagel and coffee for breakfast from a cart on virtually every street corner. You’ll save money and time (rather than going to a sit down restaurant), and can eat on foot or find a park bench to take in the view.

  9. Charles Reeves|

    I always book accommodation through Magellan Vacations — they have really great rates at the best hotels. [We’re going for a weekend in November and are getting a suite at the Plaza for much less than the “best available rate” for a standard room.] (BTW I dont qualify for your giveaway as I live in Canada…but I am a huge fan of Magellan]

  10. Justin Hamlin|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is to avoid chain restaurants! There are thousands upon thousands of restaurants in the city, do you really want to settle for McDonalds?

  11. Ashley Norman (@ashleynorman07)|

    Use NY Airport Service ( for cheap transportation into the city. $12 from JFK to Grand Central as opposed to a $40 taxi! ($10 from La Guardia.)

  12. Andre|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is don’t fear the outer boroughs, from the Bronx Zoo, Flushing Meadows in Queens to Coney Island in Brooklyn, there is so much more to see outside Manhattan

  13. Michael Moretsky|

    Though TKTS is usually an ok deal to see a Broadway/Off Broadway show, most nights most shows will have a few tickets left over for ‘day of’ at deeply discounted prices, even better than the discount brokers, if you go ask at the box office of the theater. I recently went to a show, 3rd row center, paid $25 for the ticket. The man next to me paid $150 for his.

  14. Jeff Bell (@jeffhbell)|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is admission to the American Museum of Natural History for $5.

    Unless it has changed admission is a suggested donation. When ever we went, we just gave the ticket person $5 each.

  15. Clara Bosonetto|

    Big Apple Greeter , a non-profit organization, matches visitors with friendly and enthusiastic New Yorkers who guide tourists on a walk (an average of four hours for up to six participants) to major sites, locals-only spots and to through the many diverse neighborhoods. The tours are free and there is a no tipping policy although donations are welcome. Big Apple Greeters can welcome visitors in over 20 languages. Participants must be staying within the 5 boroughs of New York City. Due to it’s popularity, it’s essential to request a tour at least 3 to 4 weeks before arriving in New York City.

  16. Kurt|

    My favorite NYC travel tip is the best ride in the city – rent bike at Southside Seaport, then pedal over the Brooklyn Bridge for a great view and to explore a great borough. Ride back over the Geo Washington Bridge to complete the circuit.

  17. Jen|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is bring a compass (or an app). Your natural sense of direction – relying on the sun – is not going to work in this tall building environment. Its a simple tip that has saved me so much time again and again especially when exiting the subway.

  18. Jill O.|

    NYC can demand a lot of walking and therefore, water intake. With a drug store on nearly every corner, I often swing in and buy a gallon of water. It saves me a ton of money on bottled water in the hotel and prompts me to drink more than usual.

  19. anne hill|

    My favorite travel tip for New York City is to check the local websites for free things to do – there’s a ton of free things to do in NYC.

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