Travel to New York, USA with Dani Collins

Dani Central Park

My husband and I live in a very rural corner of BC Canada, and love it, but my husband has always had some city-mouse in him. So when we got the chance to go to New York for a writer’s conference, I had to take him.

What can I say? I am not a city-mouse. I love my scenery and long walks on quiet country roads, but I can definitely say I Heart New York. What an amazing place!

Statue of Liberty

We were there in July, arriving with a heat wave that nearly smothered us with humidity, but we had a little booklet of coupons and were determined to use it as our guide. That put us on a cruise around Manhattan which was probably the most temperate place we could have found for sight-seeing and was the most delightful way to introduce us to the city. We saw the skyline, the Statue of Liberty, all the bridges and the place where Sully landed on the Hudson.

Our little coupon book also sent us up the Empire State Building, which I think is one of those things you have to do at least once, but we’d heard the view was nicer from 30 Rock and that was definitely a less crowded experience, but I wouldn’t say better or worse, just a different perspective.

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