13 Things You Shouldn’t Do On The New York City Subway

The little credibility I have pertaining to the New York City subway system is derived from my umpteen trips on these gritty trains, through these dark tunnels and into these humid stations. It doesn’t take a lot to master the metro, but there’s a few things you should avoid doing at all times- for the benefit of yourself and for other passengers (most of them, incidentally, impatient New Yorkers who will be reluctant to cut you any slack):

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5 Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Cruise

What could possibly be attractive about being stuck on a hunk of metal in the middle of the ocean with thousands of other people? Many things, actually. I consider myself somewhat of a cruise pro (relatively, of course), having been on over 12 cruises and keeping up to date with my favorite cruise lines. I have so much experience with cruising because it’s hands-down my favorite way to … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why Your Next Vacation Should Be A Cruise

Fall in Florida: Be Excited

Summer’s almost over, and soon it’ll be the best time to visit Orlando, Florida! “Huh? What’d he just say?” That’s right: in my opinion, summer is probably the worst time to take a trip to Central Florida. Throngs of visitors clog up all the area’s attractions, storms ravage the afternoons like clockwork every day, bugs (namely mosquitoes) swarm the bodies of their juicy victims, you’re basically swimming … Continue reading Fall in Florida: Be Excited

Your Guide to the Sky: Part 3

Onboard Zen Before you’ll have left for the airport, pack the following in your carryon or a small drawstring bag (which can count as your other personal item): A nice, thick eyemask Your trusty travel pillow Noise-cancelling headphones (or noticeable earbuds) A small iPod/mp3 player A soft blanket Compression socks Books, cards, games, a tablet with movies, anything to keep you occupied in the event … Continue reading Your Guide to the Sky: Part 3

Your Guide to the Sky: Part 2

Be An Airport Ace Make sure to arrive at the airport at least 1.5 hours prior to any domestic flights, 2.5 to 3 hours for international flights. If you are not checking baggage, you can arrive 1 hour before a domestic flight and 2 hours before an international flight. Arriving early will ensure that the long the line at the bag check, security, or the airport Chili’s … Continue reading Your Guide to the Sky: Part 2

Your Guide to the Sky: Part 1

“Enjoy” and “Flight” are two words you’ll scarcely find together in a sentence these days. But it wasn’t always like that. In the golden age of travel (the 1940s-70s), plane rides were always glamorous, exciting occurrences. But today, the romance has been maligned into tiny cramped seats, rude passengers, inedible food, long lines, and a whole lot of hassle. This once enchanting experience has turned into something that basically everybody … Continue reading Your Guide to the Sky: Part 1