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Manhattan highlights – The Hotel Lucerne

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Lucerne HotelManhattan is a lively part of New York City, famous for its chic, sophisticated urban lifestyle and makes an excellent base from which to explore the rest of this amazing city.

The Hotel Lucerne offers luxurious accommodation in the heart of one of Manhattan’s most sought after areas, the Upper West Side, and has a wonderful European style that offers spacious and modern rooms all housed in a historic building that dates back to 1904. The Lucerne offers the ideal base for both tourists and business travelers, and the luxurious rooms feature full size desks, high speed WiFi access, printing services and 24 hour room service. The hotel also has a renowned restaurant ‘Nice Matin’, which offers breakfast, lunch  and dinner, and is popular with both locals and tourists for its relaxing, sophisticated atmosphere and high class food and wine menus.


5 New York City Rooftop Bars perfect for the summer

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If you will be in NYC this summer, there are some interesting bars you can hop to from one hotel rooftop to another. Here are some of the best where you can enjoy a round of drinks, the view, some fresh air, and a good company of friends:

Above 6

The people at Six Columbus has made a great stride in terms of what you can see at Above 6. Before, you will be staring at a drain pipe but right now, you will be able to get a glimpse of the Central Park. This rooftop getaway is inspired by the 60s and gives you that arty and minimalist vibe. Sip some Hummingbird while enjoying the panorama.

Empire Hotel


Travel Time Map Applicaton for New York

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Now heres something really useful for all the New Yorkers or travelers visiting New York. TriptropNYC is a free web-based service that allows you find out how long it takes to get from one place to another. Even though the service is limited to New York only but it may turn out to be a real helpful tool for many travelers out there.

It is considered more of an easy to use travel time map application. To get started all you have to do is enter an address and click “Map it” button on the website. As soon as it is done processing you will be able to see color coded layer on the map along with the time it takes to get anywhere else. You can then easily compare 2 different addresses on separate maps presented side by side.


Get lost! Top seven cities to visit without a map

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For a traveler who’s in search of an interesting adventure in a foreign city, it’s not always good to stick to a detailed itinerary. Sometimes, the best part of your vacation may be that unplanned detour you take down a small alley, or a little mishap that took you miles away from your supposed destination. For avid travelers, getting lost in an unfamiliar city is just the thing you need to turn a normal day into a fun filled adventure. Whether or not it’s a big city or a small town, getting lost is the perfect way to immerse yourself in the local setting. Not knowing what to expect, you’re more observant of your surroundings, you’re more inclined to approach local residents and ask them for directions, and you’re also more likely to chance upon a city’s well kept secret that hasn’t quite made it yet into travel brochures.


The Best US Shopping Destinations

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Whether you enjoy shopping normally or not, shopping at some of the legendary destinations in the US can be quite exciting and fun. Of course in order to properly shop you have to have a fair amount of money to spend, but window shopping can be fun as well. If you’re looking for a fresh new kind of vacation, consider the destinations below:

1. Mall of America, Minneapolis

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Almost everyone has heard of the Mall of America, but many people have yet to experience it. This 520+ store behemoth is the grand-daddy of all shopping malls. Literally everything you could possibly think of is available for sale at the Mall of America. Obviously due to the massive tourism industry surrounding the Mall, prices are fairly high. However, for most people, the experience is well worth the price. If you can’t afford to drop much money, visiting the Mall of America can still be very fun, even if you only go for a day. There are so many activities and things to see that you will find it hard to get bored.


Visiting the Statue of Liberty – A Survival Guide

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The Statue of Liberty is easily one of the most recognizable symbols of America. A gift from France, the Statue is now 123 years old and made it’s mark welcoming immigrants to America. However, the Statue is only half the equation. Immigrants would pass by the Statue on the way to Ellis Island, where they were processed by immigration officials. It is at Ellis Island where millions of people entered the country, looking for a fresh start and a piece of everything America had to offer.

So, now that we’ve got that history lesson out of the way, what do you need to know when visiting the statue?


Planning a Cheap Vacation on an Expensive Destination

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A lot of people thought that visiting Aspen, Paris, New York, Napa, and Hawaii meant that you’d have to bring a lot of money. Most of them spend their whole lives saving up for that one trip. Spending too much on a single trip, though, isn’t very practical. Neither is it a smart choice, because you can save as much as half of the peak season cost if you only know when to book your trip.

Sometimes, you don’t even have to time it during the off-season. A lot of people wait for the rates to take a dip during the high season (airplane companies do hold promos) before they purchase their tickets. These discounts range from 20% to a spectacular 50%, so you should definitely keep your eyes peeled.


10 of the Most Fascinating Staircases around the World

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For many people, there is something fascinating about staircases. Whether it’s because of their shape, their architectural design, or the uniqueness of their construction, staircases prove to be a wonder for young and old alike. All over the world, designers, artists and engineers create staircases that either have elaborate or classic designs, placing them in different kinds of places—from bookstores to museums, these staircases’ uniqueness and grandness have held many people captivated. Here are some of the most beautiful staircases around the world:

Spiral Stair in Sydney, Australia

At the Garvan Institute in Sydney, Australia, one can find a beautiful spiral staircase that spans five stories, and has 6.5 revolutions—enough to make you spinning with wonder and delight as you climb up this fascinating staircase. Classic in design, it serves as a beautiful centerpiece inside, drawing one’s attention upon entering.