We immediately took a train to Florence so we could spend the first 3 days of our Italian trip in this glorious Tuscan city!
Perhaps an ordinary person would not have attempted to go to work on a day when she has a 5:45 pm international flight, but I’m always looking to conserve my annual leave time (after all, there’s always another trip on the horizon). So, I lugged my packed carry-on bag to work with me, and left … Read More
The fog was so thick that my American Airlines flight was landed in autoland mode. How amazing is that?
Hurry! Megabus just announced one of those crazy $1 sales!
After what seemed like an eternity of nightmarish construction on Manhattan’s Upper East Side, the Second Avenue Subway has finally opened! There are four subway stations (the latter three being brand new stations): 63rd Street and Lexington Avenue, 72nd Street and Second Avenue, 86th Street and Second Avenue and 96th Street and Second Avenue. I … Read More
Approximately two years ago, I wrote about transportation from New York City to LaGuardia Airport. There was the M60 Bus from upper Manhattan, and the then new Q70 bus (see blog post: The M60 SBS and Q70 Buses from LGA to NYC). As I wrote: The Q70 bus is a limited bus that essentially makes only … Read More
Yes, I’m crazy, but not as crazy as others. I did an out-and-back trip to Hong Kong from New York on American Airlines over Labor Day Weekend. How much did it cost? In total, including airfare, the weekend cost $302 plus 38,922 Citibank Thank You points plus 15,000 Hyatt Gold Passport points. It all began with … Read More
There’s a good Megabus Sale right now for travel in the US. The schedule is now open to November 15th, and there are many $1 rides available, even on weekends. Do I really use Megabus, you ask? The answer is yes. Sometimes. I’ve been to Washington, DC, Philadelphia and Providence on Megabus and all of … Read More
There is a new special on Gilt City New York: Get 2, 4, or 8 weeks of unlimited UberPOOL rides for $49 (valued at $100), $79 (valued at $200) or $159 (valued at $400) respectively. The basics: – 2, 4 or 8 weeks of unlimited uberPOOL commuting trips in Manhattan: – Trips must begin and … Read More
I got a nice little e-mail from Uber yesterday. A little gift from us to you: $25 in Uber credit! Enjoy $5 off each of your next 5 rides. We’ve already added the credit to your account, so all you need to do is start riding. Don’t delay—your credit expires March 27th The small print goes … Read More