If the idea of staying in a hotel room leaves you feeling a little uninspired then why not try something a little different on your next trip to New York and stay in someone’s home instead? Don’t worry- they won’t be there! London-based company onefinestay enables travelers to feel like a local by staying in a distinctive home while the owner is away. The company started in London in 2010 and expanded to New York in early 2012. Across the two cities there are over 700 homes to choose from, and the number is expanding every day. read more »
Are you the kind of person that likes to travel for the holidays? Well, you're not alone! Turns out that there are a lot of people that would rather spend the holidays away from home. So where do they go? In the graphic below we highlight some of the top destinations that people head to for the holidays and some of the things they do when they get there.
The 2012 Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree was the tree that almost wasn’t. Until recently, the approximately 80-year old Norway Spruce lived an unassuming life in the driveway of Joe Balku of Flanders, New Jersey. It was only by chance (and a missed turn) that the eagle-eyed team who, each year, choose the lucky twig to grace the Rockefeller Center space ended up spotting it on Balku’s property in the first place. read more »
I paid a mid-November visit to the bruised Big Apple and was surprised how quickly it had bounced back after the super storm, Hurricane Sandy, had battered the city just two weeks earlier. It must be that old-fashioned “can’t-keep-them-down” New York City spirit we often hear about because, by all signs, NYC was totally back in business and as bustling as ever. read more »
For the next two weeks I am on a Toronto Staycation. I decided earlier this year that I was going to scale back and do some off the beaten track walking tours, discovering of new neighbourhoods in my hometown, and most of all, visit Toronto’s finest museums, galleries and attractions at cheap and cheerful pricing. read more »