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Planning group visits to New York

Planning group visits to New York
If you want to travel to New York with a group of people (more than 6), you will need to anticipate almost everything. I will try to give you the best  detailed tips for your “before & during’’ trip. The most important thing; define what you want to do, where you want to stay, what you want to visit… Then do your reservations. Summary : How to visit New York (for groups) ├... 


Going for a week to visit New York: 4 different types of plans

Going for a week to visit New York: 4 different types of plans
Going to New York for a week? Then, I advise  you to plan ahead and organize yourself wisely. You don’t have to follow the plans step by step, but this will come in handy in case you forget something and allow you to discover 3 museums and 5 neighborhoods. On top of it, I’m not only suggesting one plan but 4 different ones: A “Cultural” plan, a “Street” plan an “Enjoy” plan and a... 


Rent a limousine and arrive in New York with style!!

Rent a limousine and arrive in New York with style!!
Contrary to the idea, a limousine is not only reserved for the rich and famous!!! If are traveling as a group (at least 3 people), then this might be a cool thing to do 🙂 Before praising this mean of transportation, let’s be clear: “No, it’s not cheaper than taking the subway, the shuttle or any public transportation”. On the other hand, it might be less expensive than taking a yellow cab. Let... 


All New York Tours to do as a couple or family

All New York Tours to do as a couple or family
During a trip, each of us have preferences. Some of us like to go on an "adventure" with a backpack on, others want to take it easy and ask for "comfort" and "piece of mind". My strongest advice is to plan ahead when you're going to New York City! You'll get the best rates for you flight and hotel, you'll have time to compare the different activities and choose the ones you want to do... There's a... 


Visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible!!!

Visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible!!!
When I say “visit New York in 1 day: it’s possible”, of course you won’t be able to see as much as if you were staying for 1 or 2 weeks or even a month. And yes, I agree, I must admit, it’s a bit presumptuous. Nonetheless, I can guaranty you it’s possible to see the majority of the attractions in New York. This is going to be a very busy and exhausting day, but trust me you’ll be amazed!!! So... 


Best tips to cool down in New York

Best tips to cool down in New York
 If you visit New York in the summer time, you will need to hide from the heat. Remember visiting New York means long walks under the sun.  First thing you have to do before going out and discover NYC is to bring water with you. It will be a shame loosing a couple of days of you trip due to heatstroke.  So, stay hydrated!  In this article, I will give you several tips to stay cool in the BIG APPLE. Summary : Best... 


Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York

Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York
If you are traveling to NYC, and you are looking to buy an outfit, leave Manhattan for a while and go to Woodbury Common Premium Outlets.You will find more than 220 outlet stores. Summary Woodbury Common Premium Outlets, another outlet option in New York ├ Some of the stores in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets ├ What kind of deals can you find in Woodbury Common Premium Outlets? ├... 


The Roosevelt Island Tramway

The Roosevelt Island Tramway
There are many ways to get around New York: metro, bus, taxi, CitiBike, and perhaps you never heard about this one, but there is also a cable car! It goes from Manhattan to Roosevelt Island. I’ll tell you all you need know about it, its history, where to find it, how much does it cost and more 😉 Summary : The Roosevelt Island Tramway ├ The history of the Roosevelt Island tramway ├ What... 


How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan?

How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan?
If you’re landing at Newark Airport (NJ) and just like an arrival at JFK, you have many transportation options to get to Manhattan including:  cab, taxi shuttle, bus and subway system. Summary : How to transfer from Newark airport to Manhattan? ├ Cab transfer between Newark airport and Manhattan ├ Book a private transportation to Manhattan ├ Taxi shuttle transfer between Newark airport... 


Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York

Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York
If you want to feel like you are in Italy but in New York, Go to Eataly! You will find 49,500sqf of pure Italian gastronomy close to the Flatiron Building. Summary : Eataly, the Italian gastronomy in New York ├ What is Eataly? ├ What kind of products can you find at Eataly? ├ All the different areas in Eataly, New York └ Where is Eataly in New York? What is Eataly? Created in 2004, by... 


Summary of your bookings not to forget before your trip

Summary of your bookings not to forget before your trip
A number of you have been asking me to do a little « recap » on booking you must do before your trip to New York. First of all, I must say that anything besides your flight tickets and hotel room, nothing is mandatory in terms of booking. My little website’s attempt is to give you a maximum of good tips, but there’s no obligation whatsoever to buy anything. My thinking is simply to give you... 


What weather forecast to expect for your next trip to New York?

What weather forecast to expect for your next trip to New York?
If you’re planning on going to New York, you probably want to know what kind of weather to expect in New York. What type of climate does New York have? New York has a humid continental climate, meaning that the winters are cold and humid with some snow precipitations and icy conditions. Now, you need to know that the Appalachians Mountains offers a protection for New York against cold winds from... 


Where to stay in New York? Find an apartment, a hotel or a hostel

Where to stay in New York? Find an apartment, a hotel or a hostel
You plan to travel to New York, but still do not know what type of accommodation you might need regarding your budget and the number of people who will be going with you. It is important to know who will accompany you NYC, services that you want, where to stay in New York and of course your budget. I would propose certain rules to choose your accommodation in NY, but you need to take into account... 


See the best of New York in 3 days

See the best of New York in 3 days
The bet of visiting New York in 3 days is something doable, even if obviously you won’t be able to see and visit everything. I’m not only suggesting one plan for 3 days but 4 different plans. But, in order to spend 3 days in New York, you’ll have to think strategically and make choices!!! Therefore, you’ll have to choose what type of plan works for you the best. Before anything, I’ll have... 


CitiBike The Individual Transportation System of New York

CitiBike The Individual Transportation System of New York
CitiBike The Individual Transportation System of New York Madrid, Mexico city, Paris… and many cities have joined and propose the bicycle as a reliable transportation for the big city. Now, New York has its own system named Citi Bike. Since May 27th 2013, you can rent a bike to ride NYC. All you need to know before riding a CitiBike is in here. Summary : CitiBike The Individual Transportation... 


The New York City Explorer Pass, another option to visit New York for less

The New York City Explorer Pass, another option to visit New York for less
The New York City Explorer Pass isn’t as famous as the New York Pass and the New York City Pass but it’s still a great deal. It really depends on what you’re planning to visit, how long are staying in New York and whether it’s your first trip to New York or not. Summary: The New York City Explorer Pass, another option to visit New York for less ├ What’s included in the New York City... 


The best tips to visit Niagara Falls from New York

The best tips to visit Niagara Falls from New York
If you’re visiting New York for more than a week then you might want to take a trip to the famous Niagara Falls. Niagara Falls are located right at the border of United States and Canada, approximately 650 km (400 miles) away from New York City. For the most adventurous ones who wish to discover these amazing waterfalls, you have many ways to get there. Your options includes renting a car or go... 


Great Tips to travel to Washington DC from New York

Great Tips to travel to Washington DC from New York
If your trip to New York lasts more than one week, I highly recommend you to visit Washington DC, the United-States’ Capital. Even if Washington DC is 223 miles (or 360 km) from New York, I truly think that it’s one of those cities you must visit in USA. You have many options to get there: Either by your own means including: a rental car, a tour operator specialized in organizing trips from A... 


PXCom the company proposing innovative multimedia applications onboard

PXCom the company proposing innovative multimedia applications onboard
Who has been on a plane lately, playing with the screen located on the seats? You should have realized that the programs are quite old and outdated. Apart from the films, some radios and games, there is not much to do... I mean, if we compare it with our Smartphone or Tablet. Well I have some good news because I've just found an alternative proposed by PXCom. This company is developing a new concept... 


The best tips to visit Philadelphia and Lancaster from New York

The best tips to visit Philadelphia and Lancaster from New York
If you’re going to stay more than a week in New York, I guess you will look forward to visiting Philadelphia, and perhaps the city of Lancaster, where an Amish community settles. Philadelphia is located about 100 miles from New York, that is less than 2 hours by car and less than 3 hours by bus. To go to the city of the Liberty Bell, there are several options described below. Let me give you some... 


Packing tips for your trip to New York City

Packing tips for your trip to New York City
I want to share a reminder with you, useful when packing you luggage to make sure you do not forget anything before heading to the airport. First of all, I recommend that you review the baggage allowance on the weight, size and number of bags. It may vary from one airline company to another. Now let me tell you what you can’t forget! Ready? Summary : Packing tips for your trip to New York City ├... 


Where to buy sneakers and Converse in New York?

Where to buy sneakers and Converse in New York?
You want to buy Converse or sneakers in a shop in New York but you don’t know where. Don’t worry, I got you covered 😉 There are several options in NYC. Obviously there is a lot of stores like Adidas Store, Nike Store, Footlocker, Champs, Foot Action ... but I recommend going to most hidden shops. Summary : Where to buy sneakers and Converse in New York? ├ Which are the best sneakers stores... 


Discover The Ides, the rooftop bar of the Whyte Hotel in Williamsburg (Brooklyn)

Discover The Ides, the rooftop bar of the Whyte Hotel in Williamsburg (Brooklyn)
Not all the rooftop bars are in Manhattan. In Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you can visit The Ides. It is the place to be seen, located in the Whyte Hotel, where you can have a drink with an amazing panoramic view over New York. Summary : Discover The Ides, the rooftop bar of the Whyte Hotel in Williamsburg (Brooklyn) ├ Whyte Hotel’s description ├ How’s the Whyte Hotel and The Ides interior? ├... 


Whole Foods Market: a good place to eat organic food in New York

Whole Foods Market: a good place to eat organic food in New York
If you are looking for a supermarket for groceries shopping or for food to take home, you will find what you need in Whole Foods Market. It is a store that I like! There are 8 Whole Food Markets in New York. All the pictures in this article were taken in the Bowery WFM, between Lower East Side, Soho and East Village. Summary : Whole Foods Market: The great plan to eat bio in New York ├ Where... 


Renting apartments in New York: Watch out for frauds!

Renting apartments in New York: Watch out for frauds!
Day by day, scams and frauds become more recurrent in New York while renting an apartment. Summary : Renting apartments in New York: Watch out for frauds! ├ How do they work? ├ What to do if you are a victim of fraud? └ What else can you do? How do they work? They publish apartments for rent in websites like Craigslist (craigslist.com) or Gabinohome (gabinohome.com) they ask $300 per night...