New York City Survival Kit

As a NYC tour guide, I’ve heard/seen it all when it comes to the most common travelers’ fears. Yet most travelers often discover that there are easy fixes to some of the most common stressors in the city. They also find that there were factors they...
10 Items to Pack in Your Day Bag in New York City

10 Items to Pack in Your Day Bag in New York City

Oh hay! This post contains affiliate links. We may receive a little somethin’ when you click on links to those products.   As a tour guide, I’m always asked what I pack in my bag before I head out for tours all day. Most people are surprised that I don’t cart...
Cheap Drinks, Wine, Booze, and Beer in NYC

Cheap Drinks, Wine, Booze, and Beer in NYC

Sipping your drink slowly in the Big Apple might seem like a necessity. With drink prices rising over $15 in Times Square, it’s easy to stay sober here. But how does the city that seemingly never sleeps get its second wind without a little liquid courage? Discover a...

Hotels in NYC in a Day

Check back soon for hotel recommendations and tips on finding the right place to call home in New York City! For now, check out my tips on finding the right hostel or Airbnb or short-term apartment. Or, check out my list of neighborhoods to discover the right area of...
Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses

Hop-On, Hop-Off Buses

Hop-on, hop-off buses are a great way to get a lay of the land, learn some basic New York City history, and get off your feet for a few hours. Discover the best way to hack the ho-ho buses, so you don’t get stuck in traffic or find yourself waiting in lines to...
Statue of Liberty in a Day

Statue of Liberty in a Day

Few visitors make the trip to New York City without making an effort to see the Statue of Liberty in some shape or form. Whether you decide to make the journey out to Liberty Island, or you just want to snag some photos of Lady Liberty from ashore, find out who should...
Brooklyn Bridge in a Day

Brooklyn Bridge in a Day

One of the most understated icons in New York City, the Brooklyn Bridge is also considered the eighth wonder of the world. It’s beloved by both New Yorkers and tourists alike and offers stunning views of the New York City harbor, the Empire State Building, One...