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Get a Real Feel for the City on Your Next Trip

Have you ever visited a big city and wondered what it would be like to live there? Being a tourist is a blast, and sure, hotels can be nice, but they do lack some of the comforts of a home – your own gourmet kitchen, private patios, board games and books, toys for the kids, and unique neighborhoods, to name a few. On your next trip, whether it's a weekend getaway or an extended vacation, consider getting a real feel for your destination by staying in a vacation rental. read more »

Long Island Love: Interview with Author Jenny Hutt

Have you ever wondered what it would be like to visit Long Island, New York? Take it from someone who knows, it’s a pretty great place. Radio host, author, blogger and television host Jennifer Koppelman Hutt is a Long Island native and longtime resident. She LOVES Long Island, New York. And why not? Long Island is both the longest and largest island in the lower 48 states and extends 118 miles eastward from New York Harbor to Montauk Point. It is located just across the Brooklyn Bridge from Manhattan, which is home to all New York CityPASS attractions. The westernmost end of Long Island contains the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens. The central and eastern portions contain the more suburban counties of Nassau and Suffolk. read more »

Modern, Vintage, Trendy: New York's Shopping Gems

We just love our department stores. Some of them have been around for so long that they are like part of our extended family. There is some comfort in knowing exactly the kind of service and quality you are going to get by shopping at your favorite department store. Then there is the issue of convenience, as I can find everything I might be looking for in just one place. And the variety is simply formidable. read more »

Rooftop Views in New York City

Nothing can really take your breath away. But New York City comes pretty darn close. At the tippy-tippy top of Manhattan’s tallest buildings, you’ll find spectacular views of this brightly lit city and beyond. But, alas, most of these pinnacles aren’t open to the public. Thankfully there are a couple of well-known vantage points to take in all the Big Apple has to offer, as well as some nice boite spots that not only offer a spectacular view but also a comfy seat as well. read more »

Holiday Happenings in Big, Beautiful Cities

Holiday travel brings friends and family together to revel in the comfort of familiar surroundings. But it also provides an unmatched opportunity to explore traditions beyond your own family or hometown celebrations. If a CityPASS tour takes you on the road this Christmas season, look for your destination city’s signature holiday happenings and join the festivities. You just might turn some vacation memories into traditions of your own back home. read more »

One Fine Stay: The 'Un-hotel'

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 »

Top Destinations for the Holidays

Top Holiday DestinationsAre 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.

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Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree Shines Bright in NYC

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 »

New York City: Come For a Visit

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 »

Surfers Mobilize for Post-Hurricane Sandy Relief Effort

Humanitarian and former professional surfer Jon Rose is leading an effort to help rebuild post-Sandy devastation. As a first responder to the surf-community, Jon’s non-profit organization, Waves For Water, will lead a focused effort to remove storm debris and assist with other basic survival needs associated with the catastrophic storm. read more »

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