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Halloween in New York

As the afterglow of summer fades and the heating begins to warm up, you know it’s not long until Halloween in New York. Here are the best experiences to try. Shopping for a Halloween Costume Half the fun of Halloween is dressing up and the other half is going shopping for what you’ll wear. In the month preceding Halloween, Spirit Halloween Shops pop up in formerly...

Your Essential Guide to Autumn in New York

Autumn in New York, why does it seem so inviting?
 Autumn in New York, it spells the thrill of first-nighting. Autumn in New York, as Ella Fitzgerald sung, is inviting. As the afterglow of summer fades, a chill descends over the city. It’s not an icy breeze, but is a cool change, ushering cozy nights in and crazy nights out. The next three months are abuzz with...

Tubing the Delaware River

The chance to go Tubing on the Delaware River has been on our American bucket list since first moving here. We finally had the chance on Labor Day weekend. Tubing is summer tradition for East Coast Americans. The chance to sit inside a large inner tube of air whilst floating with a beer in hand is an enticing idea for most people and with the added offer of a...

Smithsonian Air and Space Museum, Washington D.C.

The Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum is a collection of some of the most iconic inventions from the air and space age. As a child growing up in the Eighties, I was fascinated with space and flight. Pop culture was alive with movies like Top Gun, Air Wolf and the Right Stuff whilst computer games on my Amiga 500 had me piloting A10 Tank Killers, Dam Busting...

The Carlyle Hotel and Bemelmans Bar, NY

Old money and classic cocktails are the essence of what makes a night at The Carlyle Hotel and Bemelmans Bar feel so intoxicatingly romantic. The Carlyle Hotel is one of New York’s finest hotels. It has been the choice for British royals, the Beatles and Mick Jagger. Built in 1930, the 35 floor, art deco block was partially occupied by permanent well-to-do guests and...

The Standard Hotel, Highline, NYC

The Standard Hotel is one of New York’s hottest destinations for twenty to forty-something travelers. Beautiful people like beautiful places and ones where they’re seen or can tell the world that they’re there via Instagram. The Standard Hotel is one of those places. It’s earned its social accolades by delivering hundreds of thousands of hashtag-worthy photos of...

Brooklyn Crab, Red Hook, Brooklyn

The best way to make the most of summer day drinking in New York is to spend the afternoon partying at the Brooklyn Crab. New York in summer is exciting, vibrant, humid and overcrowded, so take any chance to escape the craziness and find a place outdoors with ice cold drinks, games and a little space to your self. To that end, we recommend the Brooklyn Crab. Situated...

Atlantic City, New Jersey

Atlantic City, the Vegas of the east, the Jersey Shore (with real life Jersey Shore ‘celebrities’, the Boardwalk Empire and yes, the promise of gambling within a couple of hours of Manhattan. A weekend at AC was always going to end in sleep deprivation and a much lighter wallet. Situated on the New Jersey coastline in the estuarine Absecon Island, the city’s earliest...

Steel Pier, Atlantic City

The Steel Pier is one of the most iconic and dominant attractions on the Atlantic City boardwalk. The 300 meter long Steel Pier is one of the many parts of Atlantic City that has seen better days. It’s a common theme observed at every point along the kitschy boardwalk. And it’s sad. Constructed in 1898, the pier was America’s favorite place to play up until the 1970s...

Our First Philly Cheese steak, Philadelphia

Philly cheese steaks are the current “IT” food at hip eateries around the globe. We go to the place where they’ve been the IT food for one hundred years – Philadelphia. If you could take everything that was once good for you and cook it to the point that it’s now completely bad for you, it would probably come out looking and tasting like a...