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New York is often mentioned as one of the top cities on everyone’s travel wishlist. National and international tourists flock to the city in the hopes of having the time of their lives, but these dreams are often postponed or shattered due to the high costs in the city.
Although New York is not one of the cheapest places in the world, it can be done reasonably cheap. Eating and having a good time in the city is not strictly connected to high prices. If you avoid the touristic Midtown, you can have a variety of fun and pocket friendly alternatives, which can make your trip an unforgettable experience. Furthermore, embrace New York’s love for the alternative and read more
One of our primary motivations to travel is the chance to witness different cultures. If you’re more of a thrifty kind of traveler, you may delight in the chance to kill two birds with one stone. You don’t have to go to China to experience Chinese culture. Just follow our guide to the best Chinatowns around the world.
If you’re heading to New York and don’t fancy shelling out for an open-top tour bus, you could consider running around the city instead.
Not convinced? Check out this route:
New York Marathon kicks off from Fort Wadsworth on Staten Island before crossing the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge into Brooklyn. It then travels up to Queens and turns left to cross the East River on Queensboro Bridge. Upon reaching Manhattan the route goes through the Upper East Side to the Bronx, then down again through Central Park to finish near Central Park Lake.
Following this circuit, you pass through 4 of the 5 boroughs and also touch on Harlem as you pass down 5th Avenue. That’s some serious ground you’re covering. The length of this route, though; it’s massive…it must be at least 26 miles.
Welcome to our Ultimate guide to New York City Marathon.
This is a guest post by Alexandra Jackson, a blogger for SkyParkSecure. All photos are her own.
New York is a mesmerising city offering many a dream-come-true moment and countless once in a life time experiences. Like walking onto the set of your favourite Hollywood blockbuster, the visions before me as I exited the subway into Times Square seemed unimaginable, and on first glance I was paralysed. Neck craned, mouth open, I had arrived and this was certainly going to be a trip to remember!
Remember those fantastic time-lapse vids we posted? Maaan…what an an effective way to capture the ambience of a city.
Last time we had an inspiring look at some major cities including Paris, Rome, Berlin and Tokyo. This time we show you some more great images from the waterways of Venice, Barcelona’s Parc Guell, and stunning sights Down Under.
Grab yourself a Fair Trade coffee, slip your headphones on and slide out of Pomodoro mode for a few minutes to enjoy these impressive creations. We hope you like them as much as we do.
Airport dining sounds about as much fun as medieval surgery. Greasy, undercooked, carelessly composed and poorly presented ‘food’ is pretty much standard fare in far too many airports.
I’ll happily browse the duty free for deals on Absolut, Jim Beam and Bombay Sapphire, but my gastronomical expectations don’t dare venture beyond machine coffee and a factory muffin.
However, I’ve recently been forced to reconsider my stance; airport dining isn’t just a foreseeable possibility – it’s already here. These five top airport restaurants might make you think twice before settling for pretentious lattes in Starbucks or rubbery ‘burgers’ in McDonalds.
If you have the hunger, browse our tips for top airport restaurants…and if you know anybody who’s passing through these airports, make sure you give them a recommendation – they’ll thank you for it later!
The Big Apple is a massive city with a population of over 8 million people. It’s not too hard to get lost out here.
You might be something of an agoraphobic, or maybe you’re sick of hot dogs, or perhaps you’ve made one of those South-East Asian arrangements where you eat at the same place you sleep. Whatever your motivation, you want to discover some of New York’s recommended hotel restaurants. Fear not – that’s exactly what we’ve been thinking about. As the Roman saying goes, “ciao down.”
15th April this year marks the centenary of the Titanic’s maiden and only voyage. One hundred years ago the RMS Titanic set off from Southampton to New York. After only five days, disaster struck and the ‘Unsinkable’ ship hit an iceberg. 1,514 lives were lost, making it one of the deadliest peacetime marine disasters in history. It’s a story that most of us heard or read about, but there’s more below the surface…
That said, it’s totally true that we’re on the cusp of launching a fresh new design for our website, which will come around in May. Keep your eyes peeled for that one.
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Trying different dishes and snacks might just be one of the best parts of travelling. Street food is often cheap, very tasty and probably most true to the local cuisine. No matter where your travels take you, every country – or even city – has its own specialties and treats. Join us for a quick guide into the delicious world of street food!