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Is New York the Best Meat City in America?

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Peter Luger Steahouse

Whenever we tell people that we meet when traveling that we’re from NYC or Brooklyn, more often then not they mention how they love the city and would love to visit again some day.

Why do people love New York so much? It could be due to the shopping, Broadway shows, Central Park or maybe even the since it is the home of the NY Mets. (OK, I’m willing to bet that it isn’t for my last reason!)

I just came across another reason why people might want to visit New York. Continue reading Is New York the Best Meat City in America?

Book A $1,000,000+ World Drinking Tour

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When I think of expensive tours, trips like visiting Antarctica, the Galapagos and luxury African safaris come to mind.

Last month I read about a different kind of tour on CNN Travel that could definitely take the prize for most expensive trip in the world.

How would you like to sip a £12,000 cocktail laden with diamonds?

Holidaysplease, a UK based travel company offers the luxury world drinking tour called the Ultimate Drink Connoisseurs’ Holiday. Continue reading Book A $1,000,000+ World Drinking Tour

Stop Getting Naked At Machu Picchu

a stone ruins on a mountain I saw the headline- Peru to tourists: “Stop getting naked at Machu Picchu” from CNN Travel a couple of weeks back and had to find out more about the article.

Machu Picchu is one of Kim and my favorite sites that we’ve visited (from just about anywhere in the world that we’ve been). There is something  magical about the place, from the train ride there to the bus ride up the switch back road, until finally setting sight on Machu Picchu itself. If you haven’t been there, it should be at the top of your list of places to visit! Some day I hope to revisit Machu Picchu with Lucas.

According to CNN, incidents of naked tourism are on the rise and Peruvian official aren’t happy about it.

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CNN: 10 Places To Spend Christmas

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Although Kim, Lucas and I don’t celebrate Christmas, we still enjoy seeing decorations and the elaborate displays set up for the holiday season.

It isn’t hard to find great Christmas decorations close to home. In Brooklyn, three neighborhoods stand out for their elaborate displays- Bay Ridge, Dyker Heights and Mill Basin. There is even a Brooklyn Christmas Lights Tour which costs $55 and runs every night from November 30 until December 31 at 7 PM. The tours are ran by A Slice of Brooklyn.

From there you could always head into Manhattan to see the Rockefeller Center Christmas tree, check out the amazingly decorated store windows and visit holiday markets.

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CNN Travel: 20 Most Annoying Things People Do On Planes

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CNN Travel has an article featuring the 20 Most Annoying Things People Do On Planes.

To come up with their list, CNN created an “unofficial survey of the most rude and irritating things you… sorry, other people, do on planes“.

Flying on a plane puts us in tight quarters, surrounded predominately by strangers. Once we are onboard there is pretty much nowhere to go so it’s best to try to be courteous to those around you.

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