Expedia Road Trip: Expedia Coast to Coast Team Takes New York City by Storm for The New York Times Travel […]
Expedia Road Trip: Expedia Coast to Coast Team Takes New York City by Storm for The New York Times Travel Show
The New York Times Travel Show with Captain and Clark and The Traveling Philosopher
March 6, 2012 4:00 PM EST
Where will travel take you in 2012? This is the question we set out to answer at the 2012 New York Times Travel Show. Travel has come under some hard times in the last few years as economies have fluctuated, making it challenging for many people to keep up the kind of travel schedule they would prefer. However, the spirit of travelers is resilient and this weekend's travel show was proof of that. We talked to everyone from beginner travelers to long-time travel lovers to experts from around the world to get their take about the effect of travel and where travel will take them in 2012.
While the habits and interests of travelers may vary significantly, what can't be argued is people's fascination with it. There's a certain romanticism to travel that could be seen with the droves of people who scoured the show floor of the Javits Center to see extraordinary animals, such as sloths, be inspired by travel personalities, like the Travel Channel's Samantha Brown, and find out what they needed to do to take that bucket list trip.
So where will travel take you in 2012? Travel is taking us to everywhere from our very own backyard to far-flung destinations abroad. But we want to hear from you! Tweet your responses of where travel will take you in 2012 with the hashtag #ExpediaC2C.
The New York Times Travel Show Pre-Day
March 2, 2012, 3:00 PM EST
This week's main attraction has finally arrived. No, not sunshine, as we've yet to catch even a glimpse of sun and clear skies, but rather the New York Times Travel Show. The New York Times Travel Show is not only one of the largest shows of its kind in the the U.S., but in the entire world. As Seth Rogin, Vice President of the New York Times, told us today, this is when the New York Times travel section really comes alive.
We were thrilled to get a behind the scenes look at the New York Times Travel Show today. There was such an excitement in the air from exhibitors, but also that of travelers of all types, including a pigeon that managed to make its way onto the show floor. We got a chance to talk with Pauline Frommer of Frommer's Travel Guides and representatives from the New York Times, Celebrity Cruises, and other exhibitors on hand this weekend. However, it was SeaWorld who we rolled out the red carpet for this morning when they brought out some of their animal ambassadors that included a bearded dragon and echidna.
The New York Times Travel Show kicks off for the public tomorrow, March 3, at the Jacob K. Javits Convention Center. The show is open to the public from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday.
New York City Food Tour
March 1, 2012, 7:00 PM EST
It's often been said that New York City is “the city that never sleeps”. However, a more appropriate term for New York City may be that of “the city that never stops eating” – not that people overeat, but just that there are so many food options from such a wide-range of cultures. If you have a hankering for something in New York City, you'll be able to find it. Poutine (NOT pronounced like pooting), check. Slice of New York City pizza at 3 a.m., check. Slow braised goat, check.
Just in the street food category alone, New York City has thousands of vendors, with everything from hot dog carts to belgian waffle trucks to a milk truck. While many people may think of street food as dingy markets or roadside stands grilling shish kebabs, a movement is sweeping across metros throughout America where pushcarts and food trucks are serving up gourmet food of the same caliber as some of your favorite sit-down restaurants.
However, it's the unorthodox foods of New York City that leave such an impression. It's not enough just to have a generic hot dog. New York City ups the ante with a deep-fried, bacon-wrapped hot dog from Crif Dogs. Or for a twist on traditional yogurt, Milk Bar has flavors like beet-lime and cereal milk. Yet where New York City excels is in its fusion of cuisine from cultures around the world. In a single day, travelers can eat their way around the world, from Italy to China to Central America to France.
To Crif Dogs
To Pommes Frites
To Russ & Daughters
Welcome to New York City
February 29, 2012 10:00 PM EST
There's something about New York City you can't just put your finger on. This is experienced by most first time travelers, as well as repeat visitors to New York City. Maybe it's the sprawling urban landscape or that the city indeed never seems to actually sleep. Or perhaps it is just the stench of the sewer. However, what can't be argued is that New York City is one of the most extraordinary cities in the world to visit. This week Expedia sent Spencer Spellman, of The Traveling Philosopher, and Chris and Tawny, of Captain and Clark, to New York City to uncover the allure behind one of the world's premiere destinations.
New York City isn't without its quirks and nuances that set it apart. Did you know that New York City has one of the highest populations of people who are foreign-born? However, there are a couple tests that can differentiate tourists from locals – and it has nothing to do with sporting fanny packs or wearing “I love NYC” t-shirts. Both of these tests have to do with the pronunciation of New York City landmarks. While many outsiders may refer to the famous commuter rail terminal station at 42nd Street and Park Avenue as “Grand Central Station”, the correct terminology is Grand Central Terminal. The second test is the pronunciation of Houston Street, which isn't pronounced like the Texas city of Houston, but rather pronounced by combining the words “house” and “ton”.
This week Spencer, Chris, and Tawny will continue to uncover what makes New York City such an extraordinary destination, including a food tour of Manhattan. This will all lead up to the New York Times Travel Show this weekend, March 2-4. Follow along with the #ExpediaC2C hashtag on Twitter and check back daily for updates.
Join travel bloggers Captain and Clark and the Traveling Philosopher (a.k.a. Captain Chris Staudinger, Tawny Clark, and Spencer Spellman respectively) as they take New York City by storm during the New York Times Travel Show 2012 for Expedia.
Follow all of their adventures on Twitter using #ExpediaC2C.
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