The 2017 New York Times Travel Show

The New York Times Travel Show is the most prestigious travel show in the United States. It’s held annually at the Javits Center on the west side of Manhattan in New York City. I have been fortunate to speak there for the last 4 years. The crowds are always big and the attendees are always […]

FOX 5 New York Segment on Cruise Ship Safety

Yesterday I did a FOX 5 New York segment on cruise ship safety with New York legend, Ernie Anastos. The segment came about after a few high profile cruise incidents in recent years. I am a big fan of cruising and gave some examples and advice based on my own experiences with cruises.

Win a Trip to the New York Times Travel Show

Leading travel insurer and one of my favorite partners, Allianz Global Assistance, has launched a contest giving consumers and bloggers an opportunity to win a trip to The New York Times Travel Show and meet some of the country’s top travel personalities-that’s an all expenses paid trip! The VIP Allianz Global Assistance “Concierge” experience will […]

Staycation at The Plaza Hotel

Growing up outside of New York City and being a frequent visitor as a child, I’ve always known of The Plaza Hotel. Then after seeing Home Alone 2 as a kid, I always knew I wanted to stay there at some point. But having lived in Manhattan for 16 years now, you generally don’t stay […]

The 2015 US Open Experience, with the SPG Amex Card

I am not Lee Abbamonte. Let that be clear. Like Lee, I am a New Yorker by way of Connecticut, a traveler keen on places less-traveled—but I am not Lee, youngest American to visit every country on Earth. And yet on at least a few occasions, travel has afforded me the same returns and privileges it has afforded one of the […]

FOX 5 New York Summer Travel Segment

In this FOX 5 New York Summer Travel Segment, I talk about places to travel in Europe to take advantage of the good Euro/Dollar exchange rate and also about the importance of travel insurance with FOX reporter Alison Morris. New York News To read the article and view it on the FOX New York site […]

My US Open Experience

The US Open tennis tournament in New York City is one of my favorite sporting events to attend in the world. I have been several times but it had actually been about 5 years since I was last there. The last 5 years I have been traveling or at business school during the time period […]

How To Use Citi Bike in New York City

Citi Bike has arrived in New York City. Well at least in parts of Manhattan and Brooklyn. However, the question that both New Yorkers and tourists alike have is: how to use Citi Bike? There are a lot of questions and there have been a lot of negative reports about a variety of topics. After […]

An Iconic New York Hotel

There are few cities as iconic as New York City. It has everything-it is the best city in the world and I’m not just saying that because I live here. Within the two great rivers that encapsulate Manhattan are a few iconic hotels. Most are old world, traditional hotels like the Plaza, the Pierre, the […]

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