New York City from above! Empire State Building tickets under $40

New York City from above! Empire State Building tickets under $40

Seeing New York City from the 86th-floor observatory deck of the Empire State Building is a must for many NYC visitors. With this deal, you can book before you go and save more than 20 percent off the regular price. Why we like this deal: The view from the Empire State Building is unforgettable. Booking…

Flight deal: Roundtrip NYC to Charleston from $138

Flight deal: Roundtrip NYC to Charleston from $138

Here’s a great deal for New Yorkers wanting to go south or for Carolinians craving the Big Apple! Fly from Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR) or LaGuardia Airport (LGA) to Charleston International Airport (CHS)—or vice versa!—for as little as $138. Flights to/from JFK are from $148. This roundtrip economy fare does not include taxes or…

Pizza, American Style

Pizza, American Style

Today, December 6, the Google Doodle is celebrating pizza. It was on this day in 2007 when the Neapolitan art of the pizzaiuolo was inscribed as an intangible heritage on Italy’s UNESCO list. What does that have to do with travel in the USA? Well, Ed Levine, author of Pizza: A Slice of Heaven, explains…

How to Think of Chicago

How to Think of Chicago

“Think of Chicago as a piece of music, perhaps,” he continued. “In it you can hear the thousands of years of people living here and fishing and hunting, and then bullets and axes, and the whine of machinery, and the bellowing of cattle, and the shriek of railroads, and the thud of fists and staves…

Ashley’s Sack

Ashley’s Sack

From 2016 until earlier this year, the artifact now known as Ashley’s sack had been on display at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture; it was on loan from Middleton Place in South Carolina, where so many viewers started weeping when they saw it that curators handed out tissues beside its…