Tag Archives: New York

Empire State Building or Top of the Rock?

If there is a city where I would be happy pay to visit an observation deck to view the skyline, New York would be it. Arguably, the most famous observation deck in the city is also located near the top of arguably the world’s most famous skyscraper and icon of the New York skyline since 1931; the Empire State Building located on 33rd St. Needless to say however that by viewing New York from the Empire State, you will miss out on viewing the Empire State. Continue reading Empire State Building or Top of the Rock?

Only the Best Made…

One of the Christmas gifts my sister bought her husband last year was an axe named Grace from a shop called The Best Made Company located in New York.  Yep, an axe and yes it has a name but no, he’s not an axe murderer nor a lumberjack. They don’t even have an operational fireplace. However “…it does look cool and it will mean I’ll have one in case of a zombie apocalypse” or so the story goes… Continue reading Only the Best Made…

The East Coast: Starting with New York

Note: my Google Maps of NYC with various attractions, places to eat, transport hubs etc. can be found here.

So with the first 3 days of my USA trip over and done it, it was onwards to New York.  As the guy who I shared the airport shuttle bus said, “I’ve been here for 16 years and haven’t grown out of it.  There are so many different versions of New York depending on what you want.  There’s the old school New York, the young version, the trendy version, the family side of it, it can be whatever you want it to be.” Clichéd? Very. However after spending 6 days there, it is none-the-less true. Continue reading The East Coast: Starting with New York

Coming Soon: From Florida to freezing, my transcontinental journey across the USA

Over the past 5 weeks, I’ve been on an epic journey up and down, east to west across the United States of America.  With things almost wrapped up in Texas, stay tuned for my experience through the land of the free and the home of the brave.