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What Not to Do in New York City

Posted June 23, 2014 by SmarterTravel.com

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New Yorkers aren't exactly famous for being polite to tourists, but that's just because most tourists don't know how to act in the Big Apple. The good news: It's not so hard. Just follow these simple rules of conduct—from how to behave on the subway to when it's actually okay to ask for help—and you'll blend right in on your next trip! Here's the inside scoop on what you shouldn't do in New York City.

 

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Stop in the Middle of the Sidewalk

The majority of city residents don't drive, so the sidewalks are like streets, with the same type of "traffic" laws. Respect them and don't stop dead in the middle of the street to take a picture or to consult your map. Instead, "pull over" to the side so that pedestrian traffic won't run into you.

 

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Get on an Empty Subway Car

It's rush hour on a hot summer day, and a subway train pulls up to the station with every car packed, except for a single empty one. Score, right? Wrong—odds are, that train car is empty for a reason, be it broken air-conditioning or a spilled bodily fluid. Never go in the empty subway car … trust us on this one.

 

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Block the Subway Doors

New York City subways can get crowded! Respect the other travelers and move into the center of a subway car when you board a train. Don't cluster near the doors for 10 stops, making it hard for other people to get on and off the train. We promise that people will move and let you off when it's your stop.

 

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Walk in a Group That Takes up the Whole Sidewalk

New Yorkers are speed-walking pros—they have places to be, and walking is the best way to get there fast. It's understandable that tourists want to walk slowly and take in the scenery, but please don't block the entire sidewalk doing it. Walk on the right side in small groups—and don't hold hands doing so. You'll take up the entire sidewalk and slow everyone down behind you.

 

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Pay for a Statue of Liberty Cruise

Don't waste your money on an expensive boat cruise that goes past the Statue of Liberty. Instead, take the Staten Island ferry, which is totally free and goes past most of the same sights. The ride takes about 50 minutes round-trip, and you can even purchase food and beverages onboard. Snag a seat outside, buy a cheap beer, and get amazing city views!

 

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Neglect the Outer Boroughs

Sure, Manhattan is what most people think when they think of New York City, but it would be a shame to miss out on the other boroughs when you visit. The four other boroughs (Brooklyn, Queens, Staten Island, and the Bronx) have their own unique charms and are definitely worth a visit. Plus, they're all easily accessible on the subway (or aforementioned Staten Island ferry). Bonus: Restaurants and shopping are usually cheaper in the outer boroughs than in Manhattan!

 

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Eat at a Chain Restaurant

Most New Yorkers go out of their way to avoid Times Square—it's hectic, full of tourists, and teeming with chain restaurants. If you came to experience the city, why would you eat at the same Red Lobster that you can eat at back home? Live a little and patronize local restaurants instead of chains.

 

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Be Afraid to Ask for Help

New Yorkers may be rude to you if you get in their way, but they'll be nice if you politely ask them for help. Most locals pride themselves on their direction-giving skills (it's a sign that they really know the city), so don't be afraid to stop and ask them which direction is Fifth Avenue or how to get downtown. They really are friendly!

 

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Rent a Car

Real estate is pricey in New York City, and that goes for parking spaces as well. New York City has an amazing 24/7 public transportation system, so use it! Don't waste your time fighting traffic or searching for parking spaces. Take the bus or subway, or hail a taxi instead. You'll save time and money and prevent aggravation—plus you'll get a better feel for the city once you experience getting around like a local.

 

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Skip a Museum Because You Can't Afford It

It's not always advertised, but the admission price at many museums in New York City (even the big ones) is actually just a suggestion—meaning that you pay what you can afford, even if it's only a dollar. If your budget is tight, consult this list of New York museums where you can pay what you wish before deciding to skip a museum for money reasons.

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10 Unique City Tours Around the World

Posted May 5, 2014 by SmarterTravel.com

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See a completely different side of a city when you break away from the mob of tourists following the guide with the red umbrella. On these 10 unique city tours, you'll venture into the Bronx with an old-school rapper, see abandoned buildings in Portugal's second city, and go longboarding through Amsterdam's most famous park. You're sure to come home with a camera full of authentic experiences that most visitors miss.

 

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Never Unpack Your Travel Items

Crowds gather from March through October on the Congress Avenue Bridge to see a natural spectacle that has earned the resident bat colony celebrity status in Austin. Each night at dusk, 1.5 million Mexican free-tailed bats emerge from beneath the bridge, swirling like a black ribbon into the sky. For a unique perspective on the mass exodus, watch it from the water on a Congress Avenue Kayaks bat tour. With a small group of 10, you'll paddle under the bridge in sit-on-top kayaks. After encountering the bats, you can venture out on your own to see other sights on the water.

Details: The 90-minute kayak bat tour departs at sunset in season and is $30 for a two-person kayak.

Insider Tip: You can also watch the bats from the Four Seasons Hotel Austin's lobby lounge, which serves a "Batini" cocktail. Plan an August visit to coincide with the city's annual bat festival.

 

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1960s Summer of Love Tour, San Francisco, California

It's all peace, love, and bubble-spewing on this psychedelic hippie bus that takes you on a trip back to San Francisco's 1960s counterculture. The Magic Bus Tour stops at landmarks of the city's hippie movement; you can even join in a drum circle (this time without the purple haze). On the bus, a groovy guide/actor will share interesting stories and rock out with you to the music of the era. It's a multimedia adventure that evokes the decade's politics and attitudes through live action and video projections on the bus's retractable window screens. The tour hits Chinatown and the North Beach spot where Jack Kerouac hung out. You'll see Golden Gate Park and the crossroads of Haight and Ashbury streets, home of the Summer of Love, in a whole new light.

Details: The two-hour tour is $55 and starts at Union Square.

Insider Tip: Bring a jacket or sweater. It can be chilly at Golden Gate Park even if it's warm downtown at the tour's start.

 

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Downtown Yoga Tour, Asheville, North Carolina

Take your downward dog downtown in Asheville, North Carolina. On this Travelling Yogini Tour, you'll strike a pose and connect with your breath in several of the city's iconic spots. A yoga guide will start with beginner-level stretches and, as you move from Pritchard Park to the Flat Iron Building to the artsy Chicken Alley district, the poses will become more challenging. By the time you finish with a cooldown and meditation, you'll have heard about Asheville's history and architecture. Between flowing in and out of poses, you'll meet street performers, artists, and others who are out exploring the city.

Details: The 90-minute downtown tour is $20.

Insider Tip: Along the way, the yoga guide will point out funky boutiques and specialty shops, giving you interesting tidbits on the history and products so you can plan your apres-yoga shopping route.

 

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Urban Home-Visit Tour, Berlin, Germany

Want an invitation to sit in a Berliner's flat and chat over coffee or beer? The Urban Living Tour, the ultimate insider's tour, will introduce you to three different Berliners in three different neighborhoods. You'll get to go inside their homes and spend an hour visiting and checking out their decor. The hosts you'll meet will depend on who is in town on the day you're visiting. It could be a set designer in an underground courtyard apartment or a photographer with an uber-luxe pad on a main thoroughfare built in the Stalin era. While you snoop around and see how they live, you'll hear about what drew them to the city and what they love about it.

Details: The 4.5-hour tour includes visits to three private apartments, drinks and sweets, sightseeing between the visits, transport, and a private guide. Prices vary based on how many people are taking the tour; see website for details.

Insider Tip: Keep an open mind and come with questions.

 

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City Tour Led by Homeless Guide, London, England

See London through the eyes of someone who lives on the city's streets. Unseen Tours hires and professionally trains homeless and formerly homeless people to lead its walking tours of London Bridge, Camden, Shoreditch, and Convent Garden. See the stark contrast between historical landmarks and sites where the guides have slept, hear riveting personal stories, and discover tucked-away places few others ever experience. The tour ends at either a pub or a cafe, so you can carry on with your guide or group in a discussion that ebbs between the politics of street begging and the effects of gentrification on the East End.

Details: The tour runs $9 to $14 per hour and usually lasts about 90 minutes.

Insider Tip: On each tour, the company reserves two free spots for those who are either unable to pay or are accompanying someone as a caregiver. Wondering how much of the ticket sales goes back to the guide? About 80 percent. Unseen Tours was the winner for best tour operator for local experiences in the World Responsible Tourism Awards 2011.

 

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'Worst' Walking Tour, Porto, Portugal

This tour in Portugal's second-largest city is the antithesis of a tourist trap. Avoiding all of Porto's polished postcard-perfect sites, it takes visitors past decrepit homes and crumbling shops. Started by three out-of-work architects who stuck around after the country was hit hard by the recession, The Worst Tours will show you the not-for-tourists sites and guides will tell stories about the old markets and abandoned buildings, helping you understand what's behind Europe's economic crisis. Learn about Porto's architecture, history, politics, and urbanism from a few people who are "OK with not being popular or cool or the best in anything, least of all touring."

Details: Tours are two to three hours and are free.

Insider Tip: Let your guide know which parts of the city you've already visited and what your interests are, and he or she will create a route that shows you things you haven't seen.

 

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Gwana Music Tour, Essaouira, Morocco

New this spring, the Gnawa Music Experience tour gives you a unique encounter with one of Morocco's off-the-charts popular trends: trance-like Gnawa music and its acrobatic dance moves. You'll be introduced to the addictive music's Afro-Moroccan culture and customs in the medina, where musicians will be jamming. Then, you'll step inside hidden domains typically inaccessible to visitors: You'll go into the home of a dancer to see him perform, watch a troupe master play a traditional lute-like instrument in his private quarters, and visit a temple where sacred rituals drive out evil spirits.

Details: The evening tour costs around $100 and lasts two to three hours.

Insider Tip: Both men and women should dress with respect, covering everything from the shoulders to the knees. At the end of the tour, your guide can recommend places to go dancing where you'll hear Gnawa music fused with Western and Latin music.

 

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Hip-Hop Tour, New York, New York

With a legendary hip-hop artist as your guide, Hush Tours will give you a truly entertaining experience in the Bronx and Harlem, the birthplace of the culture. Here, people on the street might recognize and give shout-outs to the Hush Tours guides—Grandmaster Caz, Kurtis Blow, and others—as they delve into four aspects of hip-hop culture: DJing, MCing, B-boy and B-girl dancing, and graffiti artistry. You'll see the important landmarks and check out where Biggie, Nas, and Jay-Z grew up on this fun tour.

Details: Tours range from two hours ($32) to four hours ($75).

Insider Tip: Wear comfortable clothes and shoes. At one point on the tour, you'll learn hip-hop moves and try them out on the streets.

 

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Date-Night City Tour with a Photographer, Toronto, Canada

Nothing against snapping a selfie with your iPhone, but on LiveToronto's Date Night Tour, you'll get enviable pics (without your arm) for posting on Facebook or printing in a photo book. Depending on your interests (sports, architecture, music, etc.), your personal paparazzo will plan a walking route to hit Toronto's key sites and set up photo ops. As you explore downtown's icons and hidden gems, your photographer guide will share interesting details about each landmark while capturing everything from classic poses to silly shots. Choose your own adventure: You can include the Harbourfront, the base of the CN Tower, Osgoode Hall, Roundhouse Park, and others.

Details: The 60-minute private tour is $100 to $200 per couple and includes 50 fully edited digital photos, which will be delivered within 24 hours.

Insider Tip: Don't surprise your significant other with this date-night tour—there are too many things to consider beforehand (including hair, nails, and a second outfit or pair of shoes for another look). The company runs tours for families and corporate groups, too.

 

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Longboarding Tour, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

You won't find this longboard tour through Vondelpark in your guidebook or officially operated by any local tour company. But check Vayable.com and there it is: Vondelsurfing, offered by a "semi-professional amateur" longboarder named Milan V. In the new sharing economy, websites like Vayable.com connect you with a vetted local guide. Here, Milan V. puts you on a long skateboard in the middle of Amsterdam's most popular park, hands you a rope, and pulls you behind a fixie bicycle for a couple of hours. It's a chance to see the park like a true hipster Amsterdammer, says Milan V., who has hosted beginners as well as seasoned longboarders.

Details: The two-hour tour is $24 and includes all gear, a drink, and photo/video of your ride.

Insider Tip: Vondelsurfing is fun in pairs of two, so you can switch and watch how the other is doing.

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Holiday Cheer for Less in New York City

Posted December 16, 2009 by Jamie Moore

Nyc-manhattanxmas-def Take a huge bite of holiday fun in the Big Apple this winter. Exhilarating during any season, New York City revs things up during the holidays with fantastical window shopping and seasonal libations. You can even check out classic holiday performances without putting a damper on your holiday resources.

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Macy's: After the world tunes into Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade, New Yorkers head to the flagship store for another free don't-miss spectacle. Each year Macy's installs two series of magical window displays: whimsical scenes from Miracle on 34th Street and a surprise theme; one year it was a wonderland of trees decorated to reflect harmony, joy, and friendship. There are always interactive features, too. In the past, visitors have lined up to measure holiday cheer on the "spirit-o-meter" and checked Santa's list to see if they'd been naughty or nice.

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Please Don't Tell (PDT): Need a secret hideaway from holiday crowds? The entrance to PDT's snug lounge is through a phone booth tucked inside Crif's—a legendary hot dog joint. Inside PDT you'll find hunting lodge decor (complete with stuffed and mounted animals) and an eclectic seasonal cocktail list, sure to get you in the holiday spirit. Be sure to make a reservation.

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Symphony Space: Steer clear of on-Broadway prices at one of Symphony Space's high-caliber performances. Check out one of the daily literature, music, dance, and film events or take the kids to a family-themed show. During the holidays, the schedule lights up with seasonal favorites including The Nutcracker ($30), The Christmas Revels ($45), or Holidays From Around the World ($20).

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Capture the Holiday Spirit in New York City's Bryant Park

Posted December 4, 2009 by Kate Hamman

NY-NYC-BryantPArkWinter-DEF Far beneath the towering skyscrapers, you'll find an oasis of open space called Bryant Park. When it snows, the park becomes a winter playground, with a holiday market of unique designs, a free skating rink, and a plethora of tasty treats.

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The Holiday Shops at Bryant Park: You don't have to go to Europe to experience the joy of a Christmas market. Surrounding the park, you'll find more than 100 festive stalls filled to the brim with handcrafted goods. You can browse the art, garments, and foods created by each artisan. The shops are open from November 17 through December 30. Even if you don't buy anything, it's magical to see the holiday spirit embodied.

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The Pond at Bryant Park: It's rare that anything in the heart of Manhattan is free, but the Pond at Bryant Park invites you to skate in the open air under the city lights without paying a dime through mid-January. Sponsored by Citi and celebrating its third year, the pond has become a popular gathering place for families, sweethearts, and friends. Skates cost $10 to rent, and you can skate until midnight on Friday and Saturday nights.

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'wichcraft NYC: Located at four kiosks around the park, 'wichcraft has the park cornered with sweet and savory treats. And anyway you slice it, Tom Colicchio of Top Chef fame, has created a winning combination of cheap snacks and sandwiches. Each kiosk offers something different, from the creamery stand serving peanut butter or bay leaf hot chocolate, to the sandwich stand selling signature specialties such as the grilled cheddar, smoked ham, and pear on cranberry-pecan bread.

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Lifestyles of the Rich and Famous

Posted August 7, 2009 by Katie Blais

Paparazzi compete_formatted I’ll admit it: I am a celebrity gossip junkie.  I sometimes (OK, always) care more about what the cast of Gossip Girl is wearing rather than the dismal economy or foreign policy changes.  When my brother lived in New York City, I was on total star lookout whenever I visited, scanning the streets of Soho and the West Village for glimpses of the rich and famous. My brother would roll his eyes at me when I screamed with glee when I saw such minor celebs as "jazz man" from Sex and the City walking down Hudson St.

Thankfully there are others who, unlike my brother, share my passion for everything Hollywood.  For example, www.oyster.com gives hotel reviews, but with a twist.  Head to their celebrity hotel section to see where the stars sleep while in The Big Apple.  While other travelers might care about budget, amenities and proximity to major landmarks, celeb watchers can choose their hotel by seeing if Katie and Tom might rest their heads on the same pillows.  Some hot spots include the Bowery Hotel, where you might run into Sarah Silverman in the elevator, and the Soho Grand Hotel, where you can make a move on George Clooney, who reportedly parties in the lounge when he is in Manhattan.  

Now, I draw the line at hiding in bushes, looking through their trash, or asking if you can eat the rest of their meal, but why not have some fun searching for celebs on your next trip?!

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Caribbean Dreamin'

Posted June 8, 2009 by Katie Blais

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Starting July 13, Air Jamaica will add a red-eye flight from New York City to Grenada. Just think about it: you head home from your busy day, hit the airport, take a snooze, and wake up on a gorgeous Caribbean island … not too shabby if you ask me!

Flights leave Kennedy airport at 12:15 a.m. and arrive in Grenada the following morning at 6:30 a.m.  I think it’s a novel idea for a last-minute vacation, and I can imagine it would unfold something like this. You hit the bar after happy hour; enjoy some half-price appetizers and pitchers of margaritas when someone brings up how they didn’t think they would be working in a cube day in and day out. You chime in saying, "let’s go somewhere, let’s go somewhere tropical and warm and open up a smoothie shop and just live without the man infringing on our basic human rights to enjoy life."  You cab it back to your apartment, throw some mismatched (sort of) clean clothes in a bag, grab your passport, trek out to JFK, and hop on a last-minute flight to the islands to start your new life.

You wake up the next morning at the airport with a slight headache realizing it might be a little harder to open a smoothie shop in a place you have never been before. But you enjoy beaches, the laid-back vibe of the island (you might even get your hair braided and buy a crocheted beret a la Bob Marley) and return to NYC at 11:30 a few days later before heading to your stuffy office job relaxed and ready for the man to beat you down a little more.

Air Jamaica: Most Absurd Fee Ever?

Posted May 19, 2009 by Carl Unger

Air jamaica Air Jamaica announced a new $25 baggage fee for the second checked bag. Yawn, right? Little late to the party, Air Jamaica! Airlines have been adding these fees for over a year. And by keeping the first bag free, Air Jamaica actually joins the ranks of more lenient U.S. carriers like Southwest and JetBlue.

But it's not the $25 that has Air Jamaica in the running for Most Absurd Fee Ever. It's this, from the airline's press release announcing the new fee: "Passengers are guaranteed delivery of the free baggage allowance on the same flight on which they travel. All other bags will be transported within seven days, and must be collected from the airport. The status of these bags may be tracked online at www.AirJamaica.com/baggage to determine when they may be collected." The policy affects only two routes, New York-Grenada and New York-Barbados.

If you just did a spit take while reading that quote, well, that will teach you to drink while reading the BookingBuddy blog. But yes, you read correctly. Air Jamaica's new policy is that baggage you pay to check will arrive within seven days, while your free baggage arrives with you.

Let me try to make some sense out of this. The airline is clearly trying to discourage people from checking multiple bags, likely in the hope of simplifying its business and saving money. This is the driving force behind baggage fees in general. And to further unburden itself of the task of transporting baggage, Air Jamaica will now do so at its convenience, not that of its paying customers.

Alright, I tried—this makes zero sense. If anything, you would expect the bags you pay for to receive special attention. Instead, Air Jamaica is taking your money in exchange for a downgrade from the service you normally receive for free.

And that, my fellow travelers, is simply absurd.

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Tip Your Hat to Lady Liberty's Crown

Posted May 8, 2009 by Katie Blais

Statue-of-liberty_formattedI cannot wait for summer. I need to get a tan and eat lobster up in Maine (a summer tradition like no other!) ASAP.  On the 4th of July, I typically want to be sitting on a beach with a rum punch in my hand, but New York City, with Lady Liberty as its siren, is calling my name on this patriotic holiday.

It was announced today that the Statue of Liberty’s crown will reopen to the public starting July 4th— the first time since 9/11. Ten people will be allowed to enter at a time to catch glimpses of New York Harbor and Ellis Island. 

The warmer months are the perfect time to break away from your regular schedule and relax with your friends and family.  And with the economy being (let’s be honest here) a bit depressing, there’s no better time to visit that first beacon of hope and freedom that so many of our ancestors encountered when they arrived in this country. Plus, many hotels are offering Lady Liberty specials and the Ritz-Carlton even has a “libertini” cocktail in honor of the reopening.

So whether you usually jet to St. Barts (I had to give up my private beach house this year to cut back, hee hee) or choose a cheap summer vacation like staying in your own backyard and BBQ with friends, you need to find some way to soak up the summer and enjoy yourself.

Sadly, I have never been to the Statue of Liberty since I missed the school field trip and my brother would never take me there when I visited him in New York. This year, however, I may have to skip the beach and make my way down to the Big Apple to fight the crowds myself.

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JetBlue Worker Caught Sleeping on the Job … in the Cargo Hold

Posted March 31, 2009 by Carl Unger

SleepingatdeskEveryone's been caught sleeping on the job, right? I mean, it's inevitable: Even if you don't take it to the George Costanza-level of building sleeping quarters under your desk, everyone, at some point, drifts off to Sleepytown while at work.

But what matters, one could argue, is not that you fall asleep, but how you wake up and whether or not your boss is staring at you when you do. (Note to my employers: I'm kidding, of course!)

Case in point: A JetBlue employee took a nap in the cargo hold of a plane that proceeded to fly between New York City and Boston. Yes, with the sleeping employee still in the cargo hold. Talk about a cheap flight, huh?

According to the AP, "The man was discovered by baggage handlers at Logan International Airport after the plane landed there Saturday. He told police he'd been accidentally locked inside the pressurized luggage compartment while taking a nap." Apparently the employee called JetBlue when he woke up and realized he was no longer on the ground.

Ladies and gentlemen, this is definitely not how you want to wake up when sleeping on the job. Fortunately the man was OK, but we'll see how he's doing after his supervisor has a word ...

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Recession-Friendly Travel

Posted March 27, 2009 by Katie Blais

Recession-hitting-usa_formatted Ah, the recession. No matter who you are or where you live, there seem to be reminders of it everywhere! My 401K statement is scary, magazines are thinner, the usual hot spots around town are strangely quieter, businesses are closing, and each week I seem to hear about someone else getting laid off … no fun at all.   But these rather gloomy times also seem to bring out ingenuity in folks. I mean we still need to have fun even if everyone is broke, right? For example, house parties and dinners are cheaper than going out and there is never a line or a cover to get in. I got invited to a clothing swap the other month, and biking to work is cheaper, better for the environment, and makes your gams look amazing. 

There are some ingenious people in the travel industry, too … especially owners of "micro-hotels." Such properties, which feature tiny rooms, have been in Europe for years, which instantly ups their “cool factor”  … if you can deal with a lot less space, and by sharing a bathroom with strangers you can save a bundle on your travel expenses. The Jane Hotel, in New York City, has all of the luxury of a regular Manhattan hotel and is located in Greenwich Village, but has rates going for less than $100 per night. How so you ask? Even though it features LCD TVs, 350-thread-count sheets, and free wireless Internet, it’s all contained in a room about the same size as a ship's cabin. Originally built in 1908 as a housing option for sailors who were passing through the Big Apple, the 50-square-foot cabins at one time even housed the surviving crew members of The Titanic!  

The Jane might not be the best option for claustrophobic travelers, but in these times when everyone is tightening their purse strings it’s a recession friendly but still pretty hip traveling option. After all, everyone might be broke, but we can still be cool!

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