• We’ve been everywhere: New York City

    Whether you get to your happy place via the open highway, the train, airplane or boat, share your destinations with CWT Savvy Traveler! (Getty Images)

    Whether you get to your happy place via the open highway, the train, airplane or boat, share your destinations with CWT Savvy Traveler! (Getty Images)

    Have you heard Johnny Cash croon about his traveling adventures in his song “I’ve Been Everywhere?”

    I’ve been everywhere, man
    I’ve been everywhere, man
    Crossed the deserts bare, man
    I’ve breathed the mountain air, man
    Travel, I’ve had my share, man
    I’ve been everywhere

    While I have not personally been to Barranquilla, Tallapoosa, or Chicopee, we do have a wealth of seasoned travelers at CWT who can relate to Johnny’s song and offer tried and true tips, tricks, and recommendations for cities big and small.

    This new series will focus on the destinations some of our road warriors frequent. Krista Skjold-Robbins kicks off the series, focusing on the Big Apple.

    New York, N.Y.

    How to get there: When I travel to NYC, I generally prefer to fly into LaGuardia, where I can hop onto the M60 bus for a relatively quick, easy, and inexpensive ride into Manhattan.  Check out the transit maps before arriving—if you’re planning to navigate the vast public transit offerings, the MTA website has a trip planner to help you find your way around town.  Just make sure you have correct change for the bus (or buy a metro card) for quick and easy boarding.

    KMS NYC Cycle Battery Park

    Biking the Hudson River Greenway down to Battery Park. (Photo courtesy Krista Skjold-Robbins)

    Places to visit: One of my favorite experiences in NYC was renting a bike and cycling the Hudson River Greenway along the West Side of Manhattan down to the Brooklyn Bridge and into Brooklyn.  Along the way, we passed through Battery Park to get a few pictures of the Statue of Liberty, and ventured off the path from time-to-time to catch a few sites as we passed along Manhattan.

    Or if you’re looking for a faster way to check out the city and get a glimpse of the Statue of Liberty, visit the High Line.  The High Line is a public park built on an old elevated freight rail line that runs along the west side of lower Manhattan. From the south end of the park, there are great views of the Statue of Liberty.

    High Line Park in the Fall

    High Line Park in the Fall. (Photo courtesy Krista Skjold-Robbins)

    Where to eat:  If you have a bit of time for breakfast, head up to Amy Ruth’s in Harlem.  On the menu, the Rev. Al Sharpton (Chicken and Waffles) can’t be beat.


    A Summer Saturday Afternoon at Smorgasburg. (Photo courtesy Krista Skjold-Robbins)

    If your travels have you in NYC over the weekend (and during the warmer months), head over to Brooklyn to check out Smorgasburg, where you’ll find dozens of delicious food vendors offering delectable options along the Williamsburg waterfront.

    Or if you’re a sports fan, sit down with some fantastic chicken wings and catch your team on one of the many TVs lining the walls at Blondies Sports on West 79th. You never know — you may run into a fellow fan to celebrate or commiserate with.