New York City


The library at Hotel Chandler in New York City
Library at Hotel Chandler/Triumph Hotels

While New York City does have a reputation for being pricey, you can score some good deals if you’re really smart about it — which is one of the reasons why the Big Apple secured a spot on our list of 2016 Budget Destinations. For just one example, Triumph Hotels... Read More

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The Roxy Hotel, Formerly the TriBeCa Grand, in New York City
The Roxy Hotel/Francois Halard

New York City’s TriBeCa Grand Hotel walked an interesting line — it was both a trendy hotspot and a venerable landmark, a place to blend into a tony, residential neighborhood and a place to be seen. Now, this property is getting a whole new look and feel. The hotel has... Read More

Broadway's Hamilton
Broadway’s Hamilton

Broadway’s Hamilton the Musical has swept the nation, obliterating box office records at the Richard Rodgers Theater in New York. Charting the rise and fall of the “ten-dollar Founding Father without a father,” this musical is nearly sold out and virtually impossible to get into unless you can drop some... Read More

A view of the Eiffel Tower in Paris, France.
Paris/Flickr/Omarukai

What’s on your travel to-do list in 2016? Wherever you’re planning — whether it’s a far-flung island jaunt, or a weekend getaway to seek out a new brewery or restaurant — we’re all looking to stretch our budgets, find the best quality for our dollars, and follow exactly the itinerary we want. The list... Read More

A guestroom at The Ludlow in New York City
Guestroom/The Ludlow

It’s no secret that hotel rooms in New York City can get pricey — but for nearly two weeks, travelers can stay at some of the city’s best properties at a fraction of the regular prices, thanks to Hotel Week NYC. Running January 3-15, 2016, the promotion offers rates... Read More

Cookies from Amy's Bread
Amy’s Bread/Facebook

Emerging from an era when cupcakes reigned supreme in the dessert wars of New York City, the tried-and-true cookie now commands the spotlight. Here, five of the most outstanding varieties in Manhattan. ... Read More

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Admit it — you have a nerdy side. We all do. That’s why we compiled a list of the seven nerdiest places you can visit. Feel free to geek out. For Star Wars Obsessives: Rancho Obi-Wan The Force will definitely be with you when you enter Rancho Obi Wan, the world’s largest... Read More

Anthem of the Seas makes her New York debut
Anthem of the Seas in New York Harbor/Royal Caribbean International

Here’s a quick look at what’s new this week in cruising, and how it could impact your next trip… Superstar Pitbull christened Norwegian Cruise Line‘s Norwegian Escape in Miami by smashing a bottle of champagne and singing hits like Don’t Stop the Party. In doing so, he earns the title of coolest cruise ship godfather... Read More

The lobby of New York City's 70 Park Avenue
Lobby sitting area/70 Park Avenue

New York City’s 70 Park Avenue, A Kimpton Hotel is unveiling a newly renovated lobby — complete with sophisticated metallic surfaces, jewel tones, and fireplace. Even better, the Midtown Manhattan hotel is offering special rates from $170 per night for winter stays so that you can check out the new digs. ... Read More

One of our favorite NYC food tours: City Food Tours' Lower East Side Artisan Food Tour
City Food Tours’ Lower East Side Artisan Food Tour/Leon Cato Photography

In New York City, travelers can enjoy cuisines from nearly every country on the planet — so it’s no wonder that many are opting for food tours to get some guidance. Frequently themed by neighborhood or type of food, some tours can teach more than most New Yorkers themselves know, in a short period... Read More

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The Carlton Hotel
Room at The Carlton Hotel, New York City

On Manhattan’s buttoned-up East Side, The Carlton Hotel caters to visitors who want the feel of a classic New York City hotel stay without the chintz and creaky furniture that you’ll find in some of the city’s grand dames. Here’s a look at this hotel… ... Read More

A guestroom at Ink48 hotel in New York City
An Ink48 guestroom/Facebook.com/Ink48

Is it just us or did September fly by? Before you know it, the holidays will be upon us — and, luckily for those looking to spend a few days of the yuletide season in New York City, the four Kimpton hotels there are offering up to 40 percent... Read More

Oculus Rift Samsung Headset at the New York Marriott Marquis
Samsung virtual reality headset at the New York Marriott Marquis/Laura Motta

Last October, I wrote about Marriott’s efforts to use virtual reality technology in some of its hotels. At the time, it was somewhat unclear how the hotel brand was planning to find practical, day-to-day applications with this new toy — which admittedly, is pretty impressive and fun to use.... Read More

Candido Portinari's War & Peace Mural at the United Nations
Candido Portinari’s War mural at the UN/Laura Motta

There’s a strange joy that comes with going to Rome and stepping, for an instant, into a whole new country with a simple visit to the Vatican. Travelers to New York City can do the same, but they often don’t think of it, at United Nations Headquarters. Located technically not... Read More

Boro Hotel New York, Long Island City, New York City
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The Long Island City neighborhood of Queens has become much trendier in recent years, welcoming hip eateries along boutique hotels like Z NYC and the Paper Factory Hotel. Now there’s one more new kid on the block: Boro Hotel New York. ... Read More