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Honeymoon: New York

As Juan and I have been planning our wedding, we’ve had several destinations as options for our honeymoon. We considered several places, including Spain which was our main choice for a while. We begun looking at ticket fares, hotel options, etc. and found that anything outside of the United States would be too expensive for us. Tickets for Spain were $1,200 per person. We’re usually very frugal when it comes to money so even though it’s our honeymoon we couldn’t justify such an exorbitant expense.

New York Aerial View

One of our other options was New York. Like I’ve said in many posts here, since I was little, I’ve always dreamed of visiting New York. We looked at prices and they’re pretty decent so we already made contact with a travel agent so we can get a good deal on everything (ticket fares, hotel, etc). I am definitely excited to visit NY for my honeymoon. We always say, as long as there’s good food and places to see, I know we’ll have a blast.

We already plan on purchasing the NY City Pass, which will give us an amazing deal on several must-see places (especially the museums). We’ll probably spend 12-13 days in New York so I want to make the best of it. We also want to take advantage of their public transportation system to get around.

I am super excited for this trip! A honeymoon in New York sounds so perfect to me. I need to start purchasing winter clothing, I’ve never experienced real cold before so I need to be prepared.

If anyone has been to New York and has any suggestions, restaurant/place recommendations, etc.. Please let me know! I would greatly appreciate any help.

Picture Source: Reddit

Geekiness

Pinterest Traveling

Recently, Pinterest added a new feature: Interactive Boards. These are meant to be used for travel related boards. If you enable this feature, you will see a world map where you can tag places from your pins using the Foursquare API. I spent some time doing this on Wednesday and it was very fun. You can add a place on the map by mentioning the specific place (For example: Colosseum in Rome) or you can search by city.

Pinterest Travel Interactive Board

The picture above is a screenshot of my travel board. There are some pins that I still need to add on the map, while there are some that are related to travel but don’t talk about a place/city in particular. I will be adding more pins soon so I can keep testing the “pins” on the map. When you click on one, it shows you a tooltip with useful information about the place, like telephone numbers and address.

This is definitely a nice feature and I’m sure a lot of people will take advantage of it, especially when you can see those places presented on a World Map. Travel websites or magazines must be ecstatic about this new feature.

I’m planning on making a new board of places I’ve visited and add my own pictures. It will be nice to see how more “pins” get added to the map as I travel more.