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One Secret Trick to Pay Half Price for the JFK AirTrain

Like most New Yorkers, I absolutely hate paying for the AirTrain when I need to go to JFK airport. I pay quite enough each month on my MetroCard as is so knowing I need to take a $10 hit just for making a round-trip to the airport is never any fun. Amazingly, there is a […]

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Jumping Around the World

It’s no secret, we love to travel. Somewhere around 2006 or so we started to express our love of travel by literally jumping for joy in our photos. It all began in Egypt actually with a group jumping shot in front of the Great Pyramid. Since then, we’ve been jumping around the world. Sometimes it […]

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Chandra navigates us along midtown New York City

Exploring NYC by Speedboat

We wanted to do something really special to celebrate my Dad’s 60th birthday last summer. My Dad can be tough to impress. Museums and shows aren’t his thing and even a nice dinner out in the city wasn’t going to cut it to celebrate this milestone.  But he does love being out on the water. […]

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Pork Bun at Ippudo NYC

Vacation Where You Live: New York City Food

Now that our baby girl is five weeks old, it was time for her first vacation: New York City!  It wasn’t a real vacation, since we live in NY, but rather it was a test for other trips we have planned this year.  Vacationing where you live is a nice excuse to eat only in […]

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View of Rio from Corcovado Christ the Redeemer

Is Rio de Janeiro Dangerous for Tourists?

Aside from the cost and hassle associated with obtaining a tourist visa to visit Brazil, another barrier for tourism is the perception that Brazil (and Rio de Janeiro in particular) is very dangerous.  Over 700 favelas, a.k.a. “slums” or “ghettos”, exist in Rio and the majority of these are run by gangsters.  But is Rio […]

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NYC buildings in sunglasses on the High Line

Playing Tourist in Your Own City

Living in a city is very different from visiting as a tourist.  Tourists see the famous and crowded sites, they do as much as possible in a day and they have the luxury of avoiding their day-to-day life while traveling.  I’ve spent the majority of my life living in two cities that are often tourist […]

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Nielsen Office New York City

Travel for Appreciation

San Francisco is by no means geographically far from New York, but that doesn’t change the fact that the city is just different – the landscape, the vibe, the people – all different. Lately I’ve been down on NY and thinking there had to be something better than being cooped up in an office building […]

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