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10 Aug 2014 Spending a Great Time in New York

Brief overview: -

According to the recent survey made, the most attracted tourists cities are New York, New Orleans, and Charleston- now known as South Carolina and the Portland- the state of Oregon. Each city has its own places and tourist spots like New York is famous for its theaters, boutiques, boutiques, classical music and the stylish people, New Orleans is known for its music and nightlife, Portland is known as the ecological city and also is famous for parks and public transport. Charleston is called as the place of harmony and is known for is flea markets, architecture and the curiosity shops.

Beauty of the New York City: -

When it comes to spend a good time in the break or vacation then most of the people travel to the New York. It is not only for the beautiful nature, weather conditions and the architectures but also because of the cheerfulness among the citizens of the New York. New York City comprises of diverse people. But at the same time the people are known as the trend setters. It is believed that the people of the New York spend their life to full of their extent and spending the vacations time in such kind of environment is the dream of every individual.

Architecture and Structures in New York: -

i.Extreme lavishness can be felt when a visit is made at the hot spot of the Midtown. It is known as the Russian Tea Room which is 4-level restaurant. After the magnificent makeover of the Russian restaurant, it had become even more glamorous. It was opened in the year 1927 and some of the extravagant features are: -

a. Beppe in New York
b. B.B. King Blues Club & Grill at New York
c. Pebbles Restaurant at Orlando

ii. Waldorf Towers, New York- A Conrad Hotel: – it is the separate tower that is rising above the Waldorf-Astoria hotel and is giving the most elegant look to the people and hence attracting many people. Some of the features associated with it are: -

a. The Waldorf-Astoria in New York City
b. Disney’s Grand Floridian Resort & Spa at Orlando
c. Embassy Suites at Fort Lauderdale

iii.Lincoln Square 13: an 8 story IMAX theatre which is centerpiece and the most posh place in New York. Really such places are making the people attracted to spend their break time in New York.

11 Jul 2014 The Typical New York Tour: Upgraded

Sightseeing throughout New York City is a thrilling experience. Seeing the lights, the buildings, the people, and its history – all of it will fill you with excitement and wonder. There are many different ways to see this great city, but one way is to explore it by limo.

Seeing all the typical New York City sights but by limo adds extra elements to your New York City experience. It adds class, sophistication, and comfort. But what shall you see? Here are just some of the sights you can visit and explore while you get around the city via limousine.

The Empire State Building is the ultimate New York City destination. Once the tallest building in the world, the building’s construction was completed in 1931. The building was the tallest until 1970. This building is 102 stories high and is designed in the style of art deco. Named one of the seven wonders of the modern world by the American Society of Civil Engineers, many of the spaces in the building were originally not rented out. Now, the building is filled to the brim with business offices and has observation decks on the 86th and 102nd floors.

When sightseeing in a limo, it is absolutely necessary to see the sights along Broadway Avenue. More commonly known as simply Broadway, the most famous attractions along this route are the Broadway theatres. Some of the world’s best plays and musicals originate in the theatres that reside in this theatre district.

Macy’s Department store, Times Square (named for the New York Times’ former offices that were headquartered there), Greenwich Village, and Central Park can all be found along the path of Broadway, as well.

Central Park, open since 1859, is a beautiful place to explore while visiting in a limo. You can explore the park by either walking some trails or taking a carriage ride, or exploring it in the limo. But just make sure to do this before seven in the evening because automobile traffic is not allowed on the six miles of drives circling the park after that time.

Greenwich Village was once the center of bohemians, artists and their lifestyles. The rent there is now too expensive for the same crowd to currently reside. The Village is now inhabited by many celebrities and many artists that have already been established. A drive through this area will expose you to beautiful old houses, buildings, off-Broadway theatre troupes, many cute designer shops, smaller parks, and a sprinkling of some of the best universities in New York City.

The major intersection in New York City, Times Square, is second only Tokyo for its lighted advertising. Site of the now famous New Year’s Eve ball drop, Times Square is a sight to be seen if only for the visual stimulation it provides.

24 Jun 2014 New York Holiday Property Rentals

New York is a great destination for a holiday property rental! This amazing American state has a good selection of self catering accommodation to suit all tastes and budgets, so you can plan an enjoyable vacation for all the family.

Not surprisingly, there is so much to see and do in New York! But one place you should visit is New York City, the largest city in New York State and also the largest city in the United States!

With so many sights, attractions and places to visit in New York City, which is also known as the Big Apple, you won’t know where to begin!

There are five boroughs in the city, The Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan, Queens and Staten Island, and all are well worth a visit.

The Bronx is a great place to check out during your stay. Here you will find a wealth of attractions, such as Bronx Zoo, New York Botanical Garden and more!

Brooklyn, meanwhile, is home to Brooklyn Botanic Garden, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn Children’s Museum, New York Aquarium and so much more. While you are in the area, why not take a walk across Brooklyn Bridge and take in the fantastic views?

Manhattan also boasts numerous visitor attractions and sights. You can see the famous Empire State Building (also admire the breathtaking views of the city from the building’s 86th Floor Observatory), the Chrysler Building, Times Square, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Rockefeller Center, Central Park etc.

The borough of Queens also has some interesting places to visit, such as The Museum of the Moving Image. And Staten Island, also one of New York City’s five boroughs, includes Staten Island Zoo, Staten Island Botanical Garden and Staten Island Children’s Museum among its attractions.

If you want to make the most of your visit to New York City, you should take one of the many sightseeing tours in the city that never sleeps! For example, there are hop-on, hop-off bus tours, harbour cruises and even helicopter tours available!

You can easily get around New York City, whether it’s by bus, taxi, subway, bicycle or foot! In fact, you will get to see so much more when you walk around the city, as you will be able to stop off where and when you want, take a look around you and explore the areas you might have missed if you’d travelled by bus or taxi.

If time allows during your stay, try to sample some of the fantastic entertainment in the city. There’s a huge variety of productions to choose from, with something for everyone. Why not head to Broadway and enjoy one of the many shows on offer?

New York City is also a perfect destination to go shopping! Here in the Big Apple you will be able to shop until you drop! But shopaholics beware! Here you will find the famous Macy’s Herald Square, Bloomingdales’s and Saks Fifth Avenue, as well as numerous other stores and shops for everyone.

During your stay in New York City, you will definitely want to sample some of the food available. You will be spoilt for choice by the number of cuisines on offer here. And you should be able to find a restaurant which suits your taste, whether it’s French, Thai, Italian, Chinese, Vegetarian etc! Also, don’t forget to try some of the tasty pizza and bagels that New York City has to offer!

New York City is perfect for a long weekend break to go shopping or a longer sightseeing holiday. But whatever your reason for visiting this exciting and vibrant city the first time around, you will probably want to make another visit to the amazing Big Apple before too long.

20 Jun 2014 Best New York City tours for kids

When you are first considering a visit to New York city, it might seem like more of a holiday destination for adults. Hoever, nothing could be further from the truth. There are many opportunities for kids to enjoy sights, sounds, and tastes of the Big Apple that would be fun and educational.

For instance, Onboard New York Tours has something to offer everyone in the family. Geared towards both adults and children alike, Onboard tours is one of the best ways to see the best New York has to offer the next time you come to visit The Big Apple.

They have combined their tours to include, buses, a ferry cruise, and even short-up close and personal-walking tours that enable you to enjoy a more personal and inter-active view of the attraction. Customers love the Onboard Tour company service because they use the much smaller shuttle buses as opposed to the much bigger tour buses and Double-Decker’s. It tends to give the whole tour more of a personal feel.

Best of all, the intimate environment encourages interaction with your tour guide. If you happen to get thirsty, then have a courtesy bottled water on ice and sip it as you view the sights of New York City in the comfort of your climate controlled shuttle.

Kids will find lots to interest them at the American Museum of Natural History. The building is on Central Park West and covers several city blocks. Special features that kids would enjoy include the Rose Center for Earth and Space and the Discovery Room. The Discovery Room is specifically designed for kids and has “hands on exhibits” for children ages 5-12. The museum if free, but donations of $10 per adult and $6 per child is recommended and appreciated. Of course if you have a large family, you can simply alter the amount.

While you are in the area, it would be a good opportunity to take the kids to Central Park. The more commonly visited Southern area of the park is where you will find the Zoo, Metro Museum, and Gardens. However, don’t forget the North-side. That’s where you will find a swimming pool where the kids can cool off and also the children’s Museum of New York.

If it happens to be a rainy day, then the Children’s Museum would be a perfect attraction. It features a water play area, lots of playing space, and even interactive exhibits for babies. Another great choice for a rainy day is The children’s Museum of the Arts on Lafayette Street. This is a smaller museum and their main purpose is to give kids a special place where they can experience making their own art. The entire museum is hands-on and is must-see for kids. Activities are structured for children 2-10 years old and include painting, collage, performing arts, and even sculpture.

Hechscher Playground is on Seventh Avenue and Central Park South and features 3 acres of playground that has been recently refurbished. It’s the biggest playground in Central Park and features, sprinklers(for those muggy days)a wooden suspension bridge, a rock mountain for climbing, and all the usual slides and swings you would expect to find in a playground.

Many people have the misconception that New York City is mainly a city for adults and does not have a lot to offer kids, but nothing could be further from the truth. There are many attractions for kids of all ages and they will enjoy a visit to The Big Apple just as much as mom and dad.

18 Jun 2014 Spring break destinations: New York City

Spring Break is a rite of passage for college students around the US. Just as easily that Florida tops the list of spring-breakers, New York City is an equally popular choice. Springtime in New York City is the onsight of warmer weather and hosts a variety of outdoor activities for an amazing spring break destination.

First, the Tribeca Film Festival, an annual festival that takes place in late April/early May and screens over 200 movies and tons of stars (not the ones in the sky, necessarily). Make sure you buy your tickets in advance, arrive early and head over to the Regal during breaks to catch a glimpse of your favorite actors/actresses and directors.

If Easter happens to fall on a date during your spring break experience, check out the Easter Parade, a unique New York City experience. Head to the area surrounding St. Patrick’s Cathedral for the best viewing spot. The parade doesn’t feature any floats or bands, but people from around the world stop by to participate.

Learn about Chelsea Market and the meat packing district. Stop by Greenwich Village and taste your way around the neighborhood’s many delicious stores and restaurants. If you’re an avid movie watcher, check out a tour of the hot spots of filming in Central Park. Want to see where the scenes from your favorite New York City movies were filmed? Since 1908 over 200 films have shot scenes in Central Park, making it the most filmed public park in the world. Movies such as Home Alone II, Brewster’s Millions, The Producers, It Could Happen to You and Ghostbusters are just a few of the movies with locations filmed in Central Park.

A little too tame for your spring break taste? Check out some of the New York City nightlife. Careening from sophisticated to mega-decibal raunchy. Big named clubs are focused in Chelsea and Hell’s Kitchen.

New York City is the hub of the jazz world. All of the greats made their names here. For some blues and jazz, head over to Greenwich Village for some grown-up entertainment. Lower East Side holds some of the city’s more edgy entertainment venues.

For your daily journey, grab a hop on hop off tour on one of the big red double-decker and explore every corner of this fabulous city. From Central Park to Museum Mile, the Empire State Building to Radio City Music Hall and Times Square to Little Italy, this tour will give you the insider track on all of the hot spots, venues and tourist attractions the Big Apple has to offer.

A spring break experience can be planned or spontaneous; it is just a matter of doing some research and early planning. Have fun and try not to get yourself into too much trouble!

17 Jun 2014 Budget Travel In New York City – 5 Tips On New York Travel

The New York area is one of the largest in the world. With approximately 8 million people being in New York City alone and with less than 900 thousand kilometers squared radius, it is the densest city in all of North America! After a long anticipated debut we finally made our way to the Big Apple, and we were so excited we could barely contain ourselves. Going there has been a childhood dream for us ever since we decided to be world travelers and see everything this globe has to offer!

The people, lights, Times Square, Rockefeller, everything seems so exciting! This poised a big question though… What to do? What New York City event to pick? Well, I want to share with you some tips on New York travel that won’t break the bank! These are all an incredible experience and I would suggest doing them all if you can. Keep in mind there is no shortage of things to do in New York City. You’ll never get the chance to do everything, so do what you can, relax and enjoy what this wonderful city has to offer!

1) New York City comedy clubs: This is maybe the best thing I can suggest if you enjoy any sort of comedy at all. It works out really well because they have salesperson on the streets in the middle of Times Square, you don’t even have to look or try to find tickets. They will literally just flag you down and give you a very good price (We only paid $20 for both of us) on the condition that you buy 2 beverages at the club. The nice thing about their special, for those who don’t drink alcohol you can buy any drink of choice. Soft drinks and water were accepted as well so it really can appeal to everyone who enjoys this sort of thing and the cost is very low for the reward. It really was such a great time, the comedians were fantastic and we were very glad we decided to go. Highly Recommended!

2) Times Square: I realize this must be on everyone’s “top of the list” but it really is an amazing sight to see. This experience is something that you will never forget. The lights, people, banners, you don’t even realize how crazy it is until you are there. I must have seen Times Square on television a million times but honestly it really just is not the same. Spend a little time there to take in the atmosphere. There are plenty of very nice places to eat but the prices on their novelty restaurants (Hard Rock Café, ESPN Zone, etc) are very expensive. If you want something for a very good price, check out the side streets and look for the local pubs. I would really recommend going at night to see it lit up. A note to those who absolutely hate crowds of people, if you go to Times Square don’t go on a Friday or Saturday evening when it is the most busiest. We went on both a Saturday and Sunday night… the Saturday was chaos, and the Sunday was very nice and calm in comparison :) All the same, I really enjoyed both of them in different ways.

3) Rockefeller Center: We had the pleasure of going during December month, so we got to experience the Christmas tree and Skating Rink all done up at Rockefeller center. This is also home of the famous NBC Studios (Costs $18.50 for the tour).

4) Central Park: One of the most famous parks in the world and the most visited park in the United States, Central Park is a wonderful place to go on a nice day. Central Park is actually bigger than 2 of the world’s smallest nations; Monaco and Vatican City.

5) See a local New York City Event: Take in a ball game, a musical, or something at the theatre! New York really has everything to offer no matter what your hobbies or interests are! You can usually find something very reasonably priced as well, depending on what you are after.

I realize as most people do, New York tends to be quite expensive but with these travel ideas you can go out and have a really great time and still not spend too much money. There is plenty to see, even just going to see the landmarks and places like Rockefeller, Central Park and Times Square are well worthwhile! I really enjoyed my time just walking the streets and taking in the atmosphere.

If you are planning to stay in Manhattan for a week or so, I would really suggest picking up a copy of “The New York Pass”, spend your week and do everything you can. These passes are actually very reasonably priced (Starting at $55.00 daily and only $139.99 for a 7 day period, per person) and you get FREE access to literally almost EVERYTHING you could want in New York City. Here is just a glimpse of what is here. Keep in mind these are only about a quarter of the free things you get, not even including the other discounted items and special offers.

* Central Park Zoo
* CNN Studio Tour
* Empire State Building
* Madison Square Garden All Access Tour
* NBC Studio Tour
* New York Aquarium
* New York Botanical Garden
* Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour
* Rockefeller Center Tour
* Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferry
* Suede Lounge (VIP nightclub access)
* The United Nations Tour

Well worth the money if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing, Museums and Tours.

Here’s a link to the page directly for those who are interested:
http://www.tropicalbeachdestinations.com/NewYorkPass.php

I absolutely loved my time in New York! I found it really offers you so much, no matter what month, or what day, there is always something for you to do that is interesting. How can you not like that about a city? It has everything and it is a great place to visit. I hope these tips on New York travel were helpful! I know I can’t wait for our next adventure, here in the Big Apple!

Until next time,
Best Wishes and Happy Travels!

13 Jun 2014 New York Travel Nursing Jobs

Looking for a well-paying and trustable job opportunity in New York? Travel nursing can be the dream job of your choice if you pay enough attention. This much hyped opportunity can give you a good nursing environment and the best earning prepositions.

New York is one of the greatest sources of providing adequate nursing jobs for fresher and experienced nurses. These plentiful and profitable vacancies provide you best deals as a travel nurse. If you do not possess a lot of educational qualification, do not worry as New York has scope for everyone. Above all, you can set your schedules and working patterns to give out the best in you for your job requirements.

Getting a good vacancy requires good qualification degree and other certifications in support of your ability. Depending upon the extent of your education, vacancies can be applied. There are ample vacancies lying for you if you have just finished your nursing degree or just had simple nursing training on a short-term basis. However, it is so true that the nature of work differs with the education standard. If you have acquired a full-time degree, you are eligible for better salary and other allowances.

New York Nursing Jobs

Being one of the largest cities of the world, New York is the hub of providing the most fulfilling and profitable travel nursing jobs. If you are interesting in Per Diem assignments, New York is the right place for you.

By contacting many healthcare agencies and companies, you can approach to many growing medical facilities and grab good offers to fulfill your dreams. In fact, there are facilities which employees travel nurses on per diem assignments. Besides a handsome salary, you can get other interesting allowances that will surely help you to pick the offers.

Finding a nursing job in New York is not a difficult work, all you have to contact to good agencies with good contacts and offers as well.

11 Jun 2014 The life of a New York travel nurse

Taking a job as a New York travel nurse can be a very rewarding and financially beneficial choice for any RN, especially if you’ve always had a dream of working in the Empire State. Healthcare recruiter employment agencies are typically the most effective tools for placing nurses at medical positions across the state of New York, allowing nurses to fulfill short-term assignments at different locations. As a New York traveling nurse, you can avoid such problems as job burnout, which is a major contributor to the shortage of nursing in the first place. And the benefits go on.

After accepting a full time New York travel nurse job, you can enjoy the fact that it is a well-paid job compared to the standard full-time pay for a registered nurse. New York traveling nurse jobs also offer employee benefits such as medical coverage, dental insurance, workers compensation and good retirement plans. Healthcare recruiter employment also offers the excitement and challenges of working in new and different situations all the time. New York traveling nurse positions can help you to gain more stability and strength in your career, as well, since you will be able to rise to any challenge and face any obstacle with this kind of tough work experience.

A healthcare recruiter employment agency can provide you with great fun and excitement, and can create a beneficial situation in which a shortage of medical personnel is largely avoided, which is especially important during a crisis. You might find work as New York traveling nurse in hospitals and health clinics, which have more positions for travel nurses because they need additional help and are often understaffed. Above all, being a New York travel nurse is a well paid job, and it can be really thrilling. More nurses are continuing to come to New York, and are accepting travel nursing assignments instead of full-time positions in the same locations every day.

10 Jun 2014 Time to Think About a New York Vacation

Do you want to take a truly memorable vacation? Then it is time to think about a New York vacation which could be an exciting way to spend your free time this year. New York has so many fantastic sites and recreational activities that tourists will never forget the splendid time they had there! In fact, with only one visit to New York, tourists will find themselves longing to return again and again, and may even find themselves planning a vacation to New York each and every year!

There are a number of incredibly attractive regions that can be visited in New York. These are but a few: The Adirondacks region, Saratoga, the Capital Region, the Catskills, the Central New York region, the Chautauqua Region, the Allegheny Region, the Finger Lakes, the Greater Niagara Region, the Hudson Valley, New York City, the Thousand Island Region, and the Seaway Region. All of these areas are chockfull of activities.

Finally, fine dining is definitively a feature of New York. Steak houses, bars, grills, and indoor and outdoor eating facilities are scattered throughout the state. In fact, after a day filled with touring, shopping and exploring, there is absolutely no end to the places that the tourist can find a find meal to appease their appetite.

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Michael Russell
Your Independent guide to New York Vacations
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29 May 2014 Budget Travel In New York City – 5 Tips On New York Travel

The New York area is one of the largest in the world. With approximately 8 million people being in New York City alone and with less than 900 thousand kilometers squared radius, it is the densest city in all of North America! After a long anticipated debut we finally made our way to the Big Apple, and we were so excited we could barely contain ourselves. Going there has been a childhood dream for us ever since we decided to be world travelers and see everything this globe has to offer!

The people, lights, Times Square, Rockefeller, everything seems so exciting! This poised a big question though… What to do? What New York City event to pick? Well, I want to share with you some tips on New York travel that won’t break the bank! These are all an incredible experience and I would suggest doing them all if you can. Keep in mind there is no shortage of things to do in New York City. You’ll never get the chance to do everything, so do what you can, relax and enjoy what this wonderful city has to offer!

1) New York City comedy clubs: This is maybe the best thing I can suggest if you enjoy any sort of comedy at all. It works out really well because they have salesperson on the streets in the middle of Times Square, you don’t even have to look or try to find tickets. They will literally just flag you down and give you a very good price (We only paid $20 for both of us) on the condition that you buy 2 beverages at the club. The nice thing about their special, for those who don’t drink alcohol you can buy any drink of choice. Soft drinks and water were accepted as well so it really can appeal to everyone who enjoys this sort of thing and the cost is very low for the reward. It really was such a great time, the comedians were fantastic and we were very glad we decided to go. Highly Recommended!

2) Times Square: I realize this must be on everyone’s “top of the list” but it really is an amazing sight to see. This experience is something that you will never forget. The lights, people, banners, you don’t even realize how crazy it is until you are there. I must have seen Times Square on television a million times but honestly it really just is not the same. Spend a little time there to take in the atmosphere. There are plenty of very nice places to eat but the prices on their novelty restaurants (Hard Rock Café, ESPN Zone, etc) are very expensive. If you want something for a very good price, check out the side streets and look for the local pubs. I would really recommend going at night to see it lit up. A note to those who absolutely hate crowds of people, if you go to Times Square don’t go on a Friday or Saturday evening when it is the most busiest. We went on both a Saturday and Sunday night… the Saturday was chaos, and the Sunday was very nice and calm in comparison :) All the same, I really enjoyed both of them in different ways.

3) Rockefeller Center: We had the pleasure of going during December month, so we got to experience the Christmas tree and Skating Rink all done up at Rockefeller center. This is also home of the famous NBC Studios (Costs $18.50 for the tour).

4) Central Park: One of the most famous parks in the world and the most visited park in the United States, Central Park is a wonderful place to go on a nice day. Central Park is actually bigger than 2 of the world’s smallest nations; Monaco and Vatican City.

5) See a local New York City Event: Take in a ball game, a musical, or something at the theatre! New York really has everything to offer no matter what your hobbies or interests are! You can usually find something very reasonably priced as well, depending on what you are after.

I realize as most people do, New York tends to be quite expensive but with these travel ideas you can go out and have a really great time and still not spend too much money. There is plenty to see, even just going to see the landmarks and places like Rockefeller, Central Park and Times Square are well worthwhile! I really enjoyed my time just walking the streets and taking in the atmosphere.

If you are planning to stay in Manhattan for a week or so, I would really suggest picking up a copy of “The New York Pass”, spend your week and do everything you can. These passes are actually very reasonably priced (Starting at $55.00 daily and only $139.99 for a 7 day period, per person) and you get FREE access to literally almost EVERYTHING you could want in New York City. Here is just a glimpse of what is here. Keep in mind these are only about a quarter of the free things you get, not even including the other discounted items and special offers.

* Central Park Zoo

* CNN Studio Tour

* Empire State Building

* Madison Square Garden All Access Tour

* NBC Studio Tour

* New York Aquarium

* New York Botanical Garden

* Radio City Music Hall Stage Door Tour

* Rockefeller Center Tour

* Statue of Liberty / Ellis Island Ferry

* Suede Lounge (VIP nightclub access)

* The United Nations Tour

Well worth the money if you plan to do a lot of sightseeing, Museums and Tours.

Here’s a link to the page directly for those who are interested:

http://www.tropicalbeachdestinations.com/NewYorkPass.php

I absolutely loved my time in New York! I found it really offers you so much, no matter what month, or what day, there is always something for you to do that is interesting. How can you not like that about a city? It has everything and it is a great place to visit. I hope these tips on New York travel were helpful! I know I can’t wait for our next adventure, here in the Big Apple!

Until next time,

Best Wishes and Happy Travels!