New York Travel Tips
This section is to help you slip into New York culture. No one wants to look like a tourist, because tourists are annoying and get in the way. You can always spot one, camera in hand, wearing sneakers to avoid blisters after a long day sight- seeing, and dining in franchise restaurants out of fear of trying more local and unfamiliar cuisine.
Our list here will help you, give you the true NYC experience, and keep you out of the clutches of rip off merchants.
Leave your guide books at home
Sounds strange and stupid, right? Well only a little bit. First off, everyone hates those people who stand in the middle of side walks, head down engrossed in a map or guide book- oblivious of the pedestrians around them that want to get past. Don’t be one of those people. Even other tourists get annoyed by those people, and more than likely, you will be verbally abused.
Read your guidebooks before you leave the house, over breakfast or before you go to sleep the night before. Know where you’re going before you step onto the busy sidewalk! If you need to double check, pull over to the side so you’re not in the way, or better yet- pull out the books and maps over a coffee break so you can concentrate more.
Secondly, by leaving the guidebooks out, your bags/ backpacks will be much lighter and less likely to hurt your back later! If you …