How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

How to visit Katz’s Deli in NYC like a local

We asked Nikki, our local guide in New York City, how to visit the most famous deli in the city and order your sandwich without annoying all the locals in line. Katz’s Delicatessen is an institution in NYC. It’s not only been around for more than 100 years, but it’s...

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How to hail a cab in NYC

How to hail a cab in NYC

We asked Nikki, our local guide and expert in New York City, how to properly hail a cab so you don’t look like a silly tourist flapping your arms about on Broadway. 1. Get on a street that’s headed in the direction you want to go. Aim to be toward...

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The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

The 4th of July party that’s not on the 4th of July

Full disclosure: I rarely celebrate the 4th of July. In fact, despite living in New York City, this year was the first time I’d ever seen the official Macy’s 4th of July Fireworks Show (from a friend’s rooftop and yes, it was pretty awesome).   This symbolic long weekend (one...

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The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

The many faces of New York: Why revisiting a city is always a good idea

I once had a friend who told me she only travelled to a city or country once. “But, but, but…why? And HOW?” I sputtered. “Because you know, been there, done that — it’s the same each time. Plus, there are so many other places to see.” While I can’t argue...

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Where to get outdoors in NYC

Where to get outdoors in NYC

New Yorkers love being outdoors. It might have to do with the fact that we practically hibernate all winter long (not us Urban Adventure tour guides, though!). So when the sun comes out, we want to dine outside, walk instead of take the train, and head to our local parks....

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3 classic NYC hot spots worth revisiting

3 classic NYC hot spots worth revisiting

New York City is constantly in motion — coffee shops, corner cafés, and neighbourhood bars seem to be there one day and gone the next. It definitely hurts when your favourite spot shuts down, but in general, this competition means the long-term survivors tend to be the best food and...

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Top 5 craft beer bars in NYC

Top 5 craft beer bars in NYC

New York City has had a long relationship with good beer. From the earliest days of European settlement on the island of Manhattan to today’s craft scene, there’s been a tradition of brewing. New York State was home to one of the US’s largest brewing industries in the late 18th...

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24 Hours In: NYC

24 Hours In: NYC

Trying to pack in the must-see sights of New York City in just 24 hours is a seriously difficult task – there’s just so much to do. However, if you plan your time strategically, you can pack in some of the necessities and get a good flavour of the city in...

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