Tag Archives: NYC

Making Plans for New Year's Eve in Times Square?


If you are planning to visit NYC during the holidays, check out all the links on the right side of the page under “Travel Links for Au Pairs.” There are lots of links with info on visiting NYC.

I just found out that Times Square has it’s own website with lots of great information. Check out the FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions) HERE.

Great Online Map of NYC

I just saw this website and thought it would be great if you are planning a trip to NYC. I don’t see a map of Washington, DC available. But, they do offer other cities such as Boston and San Francisco.

What I find interesting is that you can view the city like you would a mall directory. You can see what stores, restaurants and buildings are along the streets.

Check it out here: http://www.citymaps.com/


Au Pair Contest: First au pair in my cluster to email me (or send me a message on Facebook) with the name of their favorite U.S. city to visit will win a prize. Contest is closed – The winner is Tina!!!

Traveling to New York City on an Au Pair Budget

hostel map

From the Washington Post website, click image to read the article

I came across a great article in the Sunday Washington Post travel section about hostels in New York City. NYC is famous for a lot of things and expensive hotel rooms is one of them. Hostels have long been a popular lodging option for au pairs. This article reviews several of the hostels in NYC. Check it out here.

Check on the lower right side of my blog for travel links for au pairs. You will find links for some of the bus companies that travel between the DC area and NYC. With one of those and a youth hostel, you can put together an inexpensive weekend getaway to experience NYC.

If you are planning a trip to NYC or anywhere else, I recommend you sign up for Groupon and Living Social. You can receive daily deals for the cities of your choice. They also have Groupon & Living Social apps for your mobile phone and iPod.

Study & Travel Class – NY City Trip

Class Description
Participants are invited to explore the history, geography, landmarks, arts and customs that characterize North America. Learn about fascinating cultures and locales through classroom lectures, films, articles and discussions while improving your English comprehension skills.  As part of the course, you will participate in a weekend “I-Witness” tour to the destination you are studying!


There's no better time to visit NYC, than when it's all decked out for the holidays.

To see a detailed itinerary of the tour, please visit the Cultural Hi-ways website:  http://www.culturalhiways.net/newyorkdc2010.htm

Program Fee: $379 (includes tour). Who should enroll: Anyone living in the tri-state area.

How do I register? Sign up online here with payment of $379 (includes tour). We will process your registration and send you a receipt letter via e-mail.

Class location: George Mason University/ Arlington Campus 3401 Fairfax Drive Arlington Va. There is NO PARKING – must take Orange line subway to Virginia Square/GMU station.

Credits: When you have successfully completed the course, you will obtain a CERTIFICATE stating you have earned 45 HOURS or 4.5 CEUs CREDIT

Please read: Class dates: Saturday October 23, Saturday November 6 and SUNDAY November 21. Tour date: December 4-5, 2010
Saturday, Sunday 10:00 am – 4:00 pm; 3 sessions starting October 23, 2010, ending November 21, 2010