Tag archives for New York

Trying Out the Finger Lakes

The weekend before Memorial Day, I successfully completed a triathlon that had me swimming, biking, and running in continual succession. Afterwards, my wife and two sons greeting me with enthusiastic acknowledgement, to which I responded that the whole family was going to do the Finger Lakes triathlon the following weekend. They seemed less than thrilled.…

The Radar: Things NOT to do in New York, Take a Trip in a Moving Sauna, Most Wanted Hotel Amenities

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The Radar: The top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the Web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the Web #ngtradar. Check back on the blog for our roundups.

24 Hours in Manhattan: Hotels with More Than Beds

Manhattan’s hyper-competitive luxury hotels are always trying to outdo each other. But they’ve been taking it to a new level lately. How else would you describe a museum-quality art collection, a 3D movie theater, or the finest indoor pool this side of Central Park? At the Peninsula New York, that’s what hotel guests find when…

I Heart My City: Annemarie’s Brooklyn

Welcome back city-lovers, to another Wednesday edition of I Heart My City. This week’s insider guide to Brooklyn, New York was submitted by Annemarie Dooling, Community Editor at Huffington Post Travel and travel writer behind the Frill Seeker Diary. Browse Annemarie’s favorite spots in her hometown, then tell us what you love about Brooklyn in…

Samantha Brown’s New York

Travel Channel’s Samantha Brown relates part of her travel philosophy to me over breakfast at Perch Café near her home in Park Slope, Brooklyn.  “People cultivate the soul of a city.  Spend time with them and the place comes to life in a different way than just checking off the top things to do,” she…

Walking in a Walker’s Wonderland, in Brooklyn

In the spirit of the hyper-local, Daisann McLane gives you a personal guided day tour of her super-walkable neighborhood. All the following sights, eats and activities are within a 15 minute walk of her nearest subway station, the Q/B stop at 7th Avenue, Brooklyn.

The Radar: Photographing San Diego, Lady Liberty’s Crown Closes, The Art of Getting Lost

The Radar: Top travel news, stories, trends, and ideas from across the web. Got Radar? Follow us on Twitter @NatGeoTraveler and tag your favorite travel stories from the web #ngtradar. Check back the next day for our daily roundup.

French New York

By Megan Snedden Some may say New York City lacks the necessary Francophile accoutrements to be considered Parisian. Instead of rues there are avenues, geometric high rises dominate the skyline, and there’s the constant hustle and bustle paired with the hum of subway trains rumbling below. Since Marie Delecourt—author of the blog Paris in New…

The Radar: Off Season Fireworks, Kids Go Free at NY’s Hall of Science, Great U.S. Hikes

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Miss the fireworks last night? Don’t fret, there are plenty of other spectacular light shows to catch later this year. Matador rounds up 10 “off season” firework shows including Japan’s Miyajima-on-the-Sea display that dazzles on August 14th. [Matador] At New York’s Hall of Science kids visit free for the month of July with the purchase…

The Radar: Chicago for Families, How to Score a Summer Cruise Deal, Top New York Beaches

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Nothing says “family travel” better than deep dish pizza. Chicago is the perfect summer destination for families: visit a museum, ride the Ferris wheel on Navy Pier, or take in a baseball game. Away.com has your complete family guide to the city including what to see and where to stay. [Away.com] Don’t let soaring summer…

We [Heart] NYC Songlines

In researching an upcoming project on the Big Apple, I stumbled upon editor and writer Jim Naureckas‘s New York City Songlines, a website packed with factual curiosities about Manhattan’s streets and sites. Naureckas has grafted his passion for NYC history onto the Australian Aboriginal concept of Songlines, songs used by Aborigines to navigate their homeland…

The Radar: Coney Island’s New Coaster, Egypt Travel Warning Dropped, LA Crochet Graffiti

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Coney Island will open this summer with four new attractions including The Soarin’ Eagle, the first new coaster to built in New York City since the historic Cyclone in 1927. The new rides are part of the Coney Island Revitilization Plan.  [Brooklyn Nomad] The U.S. State Department lifted its travel warning to Egypt last week,…