Virgin America – Sale 9/4/2012 – LAX to JFK $247 RT

Virgin America has a great deal on airfare from LAX to JFK – $247 roundtrip for travel through October on Tuesday – Saturday. Limited availability, with the prices only available today 9/4/2012. There are also deals for LAX to SFO for $108 RT. These are the lowest prices of the year. http://www.virginamerica.com/vx/booking/fare-sale...

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Using Monopods or tripods in NYC

Having a tripod would be very convenient for steady night shots on your DSLR camera. However, with all the tightened security, finding a place to use the tripod/monopod is tricky.  I prefer taking a monopod for the convenience factor (fits in a backpack) espeically when you are travelling by subway. My current monopod setup is the Manfrotto 790B which I purchased for ~$30. Its very compact at 15″ folded....

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New York Trains

Introduction Subways are an excellent way to get around town in New York City. Some of the railcars (for instance the 4,5,6 line) are made by Kawasaki  which are  similar to the train cars in Japan. They have LED signs that tell you which stop you are heading toward, etc. One of the train cars we went on was completely covered with Boss cologne advertising, making the entire car a cool waterlike blue. The North/South trains go in two...

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Wolfgang’s Steakhouse

New York is known for great food. We decided to try out Wolfgang’s Steakhouse on Park Ave. from all the great reviews on Yelp. Its currently ranked in the top 5 in New York. Review: We got the “Steak for 2″ on the menu cooked medium rare. I wouldn’t say it is the best steak I’ve ever had, but it was up there. The meat was perfectly seared where the outside was crisp and the inside was really tender. I...

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Staten Island Ferry: See Statue of Liberty for free

We decided to do a quick tour of the Statue of Liberty as opposed to going through the Statue Cruise. Here’s the link for the Statue of Liberty National Monument. If you want to visit the Statue of Liberty monument (go up the pedestal area), you will need to make reservations via the website so make sure you do that before your trip. You can get a good view of the Statue of Liberty from the Staten Island Ferry for free of...

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New York City – Getting into Manhattan from JFK

Here are some tips on getting to Manhattan from JFK. Airplane Flight We took advantage of some great prices on flights to JFK Airport in New York. The airport is about ~1 hour drive into Manhattan depending on traffic. Note: In case you want to do the red-eye flight, many hotels in New York do not have early check-in around 7 a.m. Thats something to consider. Make sure you sleep well the night before if you decide to do the red eye...

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