Greater Than a Tourist- New York City New York USA

Greater Than a Tourist- New York City New York USA

50 Travel Tips from a Local

By Anthony Bevilacqua

BOOK DESCRIPTION

Are you excited about planning your next trip?

Do you want to try something new?

Would you like some guidance from a local?

If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this Greater
Than a Tourist book is for you.

Greater Than a Tourist - New York City, NY USA by Anthony
Bevilacqua offers the inside scoop on New York City. Most travel
books tell you how to travel like a tourist. Although there is
nothing wrong with that, as part of the Greater Than a Tourist
series, this book will give you travel tips from someone who has
lived at your next travel destination.

In these pages, you will discover advice that will help you
throughout your stay. This book will not tell you exact addresses
or store hours but instead will give you excitement and knowledge
from a local that you may not find in other smaller print travel
books.

Travel like a local. Slow down, stay in one place, and get to
know the people and the culture. By the time you finish this book,
you will be eager and prepared to travel to your next destination.

Inside this travel guide book you will find:

  • Insider tips from a local.
  • A bonus book 50 Things to Know About
    Packing Light for Travel by bestselling author
    Manidipa Bhattacharyya.
  • Packing and planning list.
  • List of travel questions to ask yourself or others
    while traveling.
  • A place to write your travel bucket list.

INTRODUCTION

What’s in store for me in the
direction I don’t take? - Jack Kerouac

There’s lots to say about New York City, as many have,
but the following should be taken as advice for a
wonderful experience issued by a local and seasoned
traveler. I try for the most part not to mention the
obvious and the already known travel tips you can read
about New York anywhere else so that this is genuine
and unique. Keep in mind also that people visit New
York for a million different reasons, this isn’t a one-
stop town, so whether you’re going to see the usual
sights or looking for the more down to earth places in
this city one can find authentic and helpful tips and
local travel philosophy.

1. MINDSET

When traveling to anywhere new most people do plenty
of research on what to do, what to see, where to go and
keep a general idea in their head. Although, possibly
more than any other city in the world New York City is
just so jam-packed to almost no end for opportunity and
exploration with so much to offer for any lifestyle it can
seem overwhelming. This was at least my first
impression, but as time went on I found my niche, and
whether you’re staying for a short or long trip try not to
turn your vacation into a must complete to-do list that
might wind up feeling like one big errand. Trust me,
you can’t see everything there is to see in one vacation,
especially in New York City.

2. THE LARGEST SUBWAY SYSTEM IN THE WORLD

New York City has the most extensive subway system
in the world. One thing I noticed while living there was
that no matter where it seemed I wanted to go there was
a subway stop within quick walking distance, and the
trains run 24 hours a day. Although, keep in mind that
while this true things can get pretty cramped during
normal rush hours, and occasionally on weekends.
While this is true the trains run extremely often, every
2-5 minutes. During the middle of the night, 1:00-5:00
AM Monday - Thursday and Sunday, the wait time for
a train can be a bit longer than average, 10-30 minutes.
Also, do look out for service notices which are very
frequent which can indicate a line or stop that is in
repair.

The Subway is definitely the most efficient, convenient
and fastest way to get around the city, and just about
everyone uses it. It isn’t too complicated to use, and
there are maps on each cart and at each station in
entirety with all the lines displayed over a realistic and
easy to read map. Even if you’re just staying for a
couple days, or a week, it’s cheapest and easiest to buy
the “Unlimited” cards which range from “Day - Weekly
- Monthly” as it’ll save you a ton of money instead of
buying individual fares each time. You can buy these
using automated machines located at the station or
through the teller. Just swipe, and go.

Read all 50 Tips in the book
Greater Than a Tourist- New York City New York USA
available at Amazon.

TOP REASONS TO BOOK THIS TRIP

Atmosphere: Good luck finding a more vibrant and
exciting city anywhere else in the world fit for just
about anyone’s niche.

Food: This city literally has some of the best in the
world and unique and local food that’s unmatched in
variety.

People: There’s characters of all kinds and really is “A
city with 9-million stories”.

ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Anthony is a writer who currently resides in Boston,
MA who studied English at Pace University in New
York City and subsequently spent six years there living
in various neighborhoods working odd jobs and
freelancing.

Previously Anthony has traveled for extended
periods of time in Canada, all throughout Europe
(especially Sweden) and along the east coast of the
United States and has a passion for unique experiences
through travel in the hopes to forge them into a worthy
novel.

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