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Romantic Places to Stay in New York City
July 14, 2011
Romantic Places to Stay in New York City

New York City has so much to offer. Let the vibrancy of the city spark romance in your life. Accommodation options are seemingly endless, so we’ve chosen several romantic hotel options for you. The choices range from modern boutique Gothic to contemporary to classic luxury. Romantic Places to Stay in New York City Night Hotel […]

The Fastest Way From Southern Africa to New York
January 31, 2011
The Fastest Way From Southern Africa to New York

Last week, South African Airways announced that they will start operating non-stop flights from Johannesburg to New York. The move now makes them the fastest way to get from Southern Africa to The Big Apple. For years, the flight from Johannesburg to New York has made a 1 hour refueling stop in Dakar, Senegal. Having […]

Travel Photo – View from Top of the Rock
December 20, 2010
Travel Photo – View from Top of the Rock

The view of lower Manhattan from the Top of the Rock in New York City. Visit the Top of the Rock Observation Deck. Our New York City Luxury hotels page presents boutique and classic luxury hotels ranked by popularity – read verified traveler reviews and search multiple sites for the best deals on the best […]

Girls Guide to New York City
December 1, 2010
Girls Guide to New York City

Each year, thousands of female travelers flock to New York City in search of that famous Carrie Bradshaw lifestyle. We don’t blame them. After all, with it’s famous theater districts, streets of designer labels and Cosmo-serving cocktail bars, you’d be hard pressed to find a better locale for a sweet girly getaway than the Big […]

Five Places for Lovers of Art Deco to Visit
October 14, 2010
Five Places for Lovers of Art Deco to Visit

An eclectic design style with origins in early 20th century Paris, Art Deco was originally seen as glamorous, modern and functional. The popularity of Art Deco architecture peaked in the 1920s and early 1930s followed by a quick decline in popularity during the late 1930s and early 1940s. Surviving examples can still be seen in […]

New York City’s Curry Row
September 29, 2010
New York City’s Curry Row

Known as Curry Row, 6th street between 1st Avenue and 2nd Avenue in the East Village is home to a row of vibrant Indian restaurants and is one of my favorite New York City experiences. Curry Row is a whole city block (which spills over to 1st and 2nd Avenues) chock full of totally fabulous […]

Best Value Hotels in New York City
January 1, 2010
Best Value Hotels in New York City

Finding a good deal on a hotel room in New York City can be challenging, to say the least. Usually, the price of a hotel room in New York City will really set you back. To help ease the pain, BrilliantTrips.com has combed New York City to find the best hotel bargains available.

The Cloisters – A Hidden Gem in New York City
December 16, 2009
The Cloisters – A Hidden Gem in New York City

High atop a hill, overlooking the Hudson River in northern Manhattan’s Fort Tryon Park sits the Cloisters. The Cloisters is a branch of the Metropolitan Museum of Art dedicated to the art and architecture of medieval Europe. The Cloisters features a museum of art that houses over 5,000 works of art, including sculptures and stained glass as well as magnificent gardens. Be sure to grab your camera as you explore beautifully recreated flower and herb gardens of the Middle Ages.

Christmas and the Holiday Season in New York City
November 28, 2009
Christmas and the Holiday Season in New York City

New York City is a very special place to visit during Christmas and the holiday season. Each year, the city of New York puts on a special show that particularly comes alive at night as the whole city is illuminated in holiday lights. More than any other time of the year, the city comes alive […]

The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade
October 26, 2009
The Greenwich Village Halloween Parade

My first introduction to the Village Halloween Parade was listening to Lou Reed’s song “Halloween Parade” where he sings about a downtown fairy singing out Proud Mary while cruising Christopher Street. He sings on about Greta Garbo, Alfred Hitchcock and some black Jamaican stud who almost fell into his mug, concluding that “This Halloween there’s […]

10 Things to Do in New York City’s Greenwich Village & Vicinity
June 19, 2009
10 Things to Do in New York City’s Greenwich Village & Vicinity

In New York City, the small area below 14th Street and north of Houston Street, known as Greenwich Village, has been a Mecca to the creative, rebellious and Bohemian. Greenwich Village is where Jimi Hendrix built the Electric Lady sound studios and Andy Warhol and Lou Reed created the citadel of Hippiedom at the Electric […]

Hotels for a Birthday Weekend in New York City
October 23, 2008

As someone who travels to New York City frequently for leisure, and business, I would recommend the following three New York City hotels: The Gershwin Hotel is the preferred address for the creative traveler and a great two star hotel. Located in the trendy Flat Iron District of Manhattan just around the corner from the […]