How to Get Around New York City

New York City offers a lot of different types of public transport. You can rent a Citi Bike, take an uber, ride the subway, hail down a taxi, or walk. This article breaks down the cost and efficiency of each mode of transportation. Citi Bike This method is cheaper than getting a taxi or Uber,Continue reading “How to Get Around New York City”

3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting NYC for the First Time

1. There is a Lack of Public Restrooms Do yourself a favor and go to the restroom after dining in a restaurant even if you don’t have to. 2. You Need to Plan your Trip around Meals Most places require a reservation or have a long wait if there’s no reservation. In the midst ofContinue reading “3 Things I Wish I Knew Before Visiting NYC for the First Time”

Visiting New York City in the Spring vs the Fall

I have visited New York City twice now. The first time was in May pre-Covid, and the second time was in September 2021 during the pandemic. Read through this article to find details on the weather, Covid restrictions, and how the tourism season is during these months. Weather May was a bit chilly and rainy.Continue reading “Visiting New York City in the Spring vs the Fall”

Tips for Visiting The Empire State Building

Best Time to Go If you want to take the best pictures and not wait forever in line, go when the building first opens! Weather Make sure it’s not foggy when you go! My first visit to the city was in mid-May and it was very rainy and foggy in the mornings. I got luckyContinue reading “Tips for Visiting The Empire State Building”

Everything You Need to Know About the NYC Metro

Cost It costs $2.75 each time you use the subway, and there are metrocard stations located in every subway next to the entrance which makes it very convenient to get your card and re-load it. How to Navigate the Lines There is an abundance of maps online, and Google Maps is up to date onContinue reading “Everything You Need to Know About the NYC Metro”

What is it like Traveling in 2021?

Booking Flights Flights are cheap right, so now is a good time to travel if you’re on a budget. However, there are a higher quantity of flights with layovers and departure times change frequently. Almost every flight I have had this year has had the departing times change. The round trip I went on inContinue reading “What is it like Traveling in 2021?”

What Can You Do with Your Cellphone in Turks and Caicos?

As an American traveling to Providenciales, Turks and Caicos, I was unsure what to do with my cellphone. I wanted to be able to send text messages, use instagram, and take underwater photos and videos. I researched AT&T’s international daily data roaming rates, checked what the official TCI website had to say on cellular dataContinue reading “What Can You Do with Your Cellphone in Turks and Caicos?”

Traveling to Turks and Caicos from the U.S. During the Pandemic

Before Boarding the Plane to Turks and Caicos Get a negative COVID PCR test result within 5 days before arriving on the island. After receiving the negative result, fill out the Travel Authorization form. Once the travel authorization form is approved – which must happen before boarding the plane – print out the results. ThisContinue reading “Traveling to Turks and Caicos from the U.S. During the Pandemic”

General Travel Tips

How To Conduct Good Pre-Travel Research I use Pinterest, Rick Steves books, Google, and I talk to people who have been to my destination of choice to do my research. Pinterest is great because of the abundance of blogs dedicated to multiple aspects of travel – such as what to pack, activities, airbnbs, food, culture.Continue reading “General Travel Tips”