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One of my favourite trips ever was going to New York with my son.  It was our first trip to NYC and quite likely to be a last holiday together for a while.  I spent a lot of time planning that trip and I think it’s safe to say we had a pretty awesome time.  I’ve been thinking about our visit a lot recently, so it seemed like a great time to write these top 10 things to do in New York with teens.  If you are planning a trip

I’ve been thinking a lot about New York, which is almost certainly a sign that I’m keen to go back and explore more of this amazing city.  You might remember that I went a couple of years ago with my son, and the impression that trip made on both of us is still pretty strong today. It got me thinking about what I would love to see if I had just one day in New York.  Because I already know the city, I’ve got a really clear idea of how

I would go back to New York in a heartbeat, as it is such an awesome city, and it’s only 7 hours by plane from the UK. Compared to some parts of the USA that isn’t bad at all.  As first time visitors in NYC last year, we were literally blown away by it.  There are very few cities in the world that are on the same scale as New York, and it leaves you aghast from the minute you arrive to the minute you leave.  It’s not called the ‘city

New York and I have some unfinished business.  If you are a regular reader of my blog you will know that my teen son and I visited New York back in February.  It was amazing, we had such a great time together and created some amazing memories in the Big Apple.  It was particularly special for us as it could well be the last holiday I take with my son.  I hope it isn’t, but as an adult he is very clear what he wants from a holiday and it’s

Attraction Tickets Direct is simply great if you are planning a trip to New York.  Before teen and I visited the Big Apple I spent a lot of time on their website looking up travel tips and deciding which places would be good for us to visit while we were in the city.  It’s packed full of New York tourist information as well as a good selection of tickets and tourist passes.

We woke up to another beautiful morning in the city of New York and the temperature was definitely on the rise.  We walked through the Chelsea District to catch the hop on and off ferry that was included in our New York Freestyle Pass that would take us to the 9/11 Memorial Site.  We were being a different kind of tourist today.

We arrived at the Holiday Inn 6th Avenue at around 10.30pm and were feeling a little frazzled to say the least.  You can catch up with our story about getting to New York here to find out why.  We were greeted by Carlos, the hotel concierge, who could see we were affected by our day of travelling.  A friendly face was just what we needed after a very long day and Carlos made us feel very welcome and got us a drink while we waited a few minutes for the hotel

If you’ve been following my blog and social media, you might have noticed that I have just been to the amazing city of New York.  Welcome to the first of many posts about our trip to the ‘city that never sleeps’.  If you are planning a trip to New York City, I really help you find the hints and tips you’ll find in this mini series helpful and inspiring.  The first post is about getting to New York, which was an experience in itself!

Did you hear that we are about to visit New York?  I’m sure the news has caught up with you by now.  In a rather timely fashion, I have been asked to review the Independent Guide To New York City 2016.  When it comes to planning for a city break, I think a guide book is invaluable when it comes to making the most of a short visit.  I had not heard of the Independent Guide Books before, so I was really interested in how they would help me with

If you have been keeping up with the blog recently you’ll know that teen and I are heading off to New York next month.  To say we are a bit excited about all the things we are going to do is an understatement.  Packing for teen will of course come down to me, as he is just not getting how cold it is going to be when we get there!

Going travelling is a perfect excuse to go shopping, update your wardrobe and planning takes all the stress out of what to pack.  With my visit to New York just over a month away I’m thinking about what to pack for my city break.  I need some practical, comfortable clothes to travel with that will look great.  Here’s some great finds I thought you’d love too, no matter where you are travelling to this year.

New York is at the very top of my travel bucket list at the moment and I have become more than a little obsessed with the things I would like to see and do there.  It’s one of those cities that I feel I already know, even though I have never been.  We have all seen the iconic skyline, the yellow cabs and and famous Statue Of Liberty in films and on TV.  I think it’s difficult for anyone not to feel a sense of familiarity with famous city.

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