The Big Apple! We’re pretty sure every vacationer has made a solemn vow to visit New York at least once before hanging up their hiking boots. This is one of the smartest choices you can make as a traveler because New York City is a place unlike no other.  There’s just one thing you’ll have to be wary of: the cost of the vacation and time you will spend, and we don’t mean how much it will take you to get there. Cost covers all your expenses: how much you intend to spend on accommodation, how much you’ll budget for shopping, miscellaneous expenses, etc.

Money and time are necessary and important factors for any vacation you’re going on, and we’re here to advise you on how best to go about saving your hard-earned cash and valuable time.

Explore One Neighborhood After Another – In the city that never sleeps, this is the best way to go exploring. This saves you the money you would have spent on taxis and subways that carry you from one part of Manhattan to another.

The Season Matters– New York during Christmas is not the same as New York during Thanksgiving. If you want to save up on your cash, then its best you visit New York during the slower tourist months. i.e. between July and August, then January and March.

Early Bird Catches the Worm – No, you’re not getting up early to catch worms, but it helps a lot of you want to get the jump on fun activities. New York is a bustling city. When you get up early, you get to experience it before the streets get filled to the brim with busy workers and tourists such as yourself. Trust us, trying to navigate around the Big Apple while it’s crowded is more frustrating than fun.

The Locals Save You Money – New Yorkers are friendlier than most other city folks. There are free walking tours held by locals than you can join, saving you money while giving you the same experience paid tours have. Two of the most popular of these tours are ‘Free Tours by Foot’ and ‘Big Apple Greeters’. Fitting names, wouldn’t you say?

You can start off your vacation with these 4 tips but there’s a bunch more you should know about. Journeys of a Lifetime Travel in Greenville, SC, keeps updating the list of things for you to be mindful of though so reach out to us and we’ll enlighten you on the rest. New York is a big place, so you best believe the list we have for you is a big one. A really big one!