The letters have been pouring in to the Sky magazine editors, asking for travel tips and recommendations. It isn’t fair to keep all of the secrets to ourselves, so we thought we’d share one with you.
Here’s a question from a blogista in Des Moines, Iowa, who is planning a trip to the Big City and is somewhat transportation-ally challenged.
Q: I am headed to New York City, and I’d like to get around via the subway but have no idea how it all works.
A: Subway—and bus—fare is $2, so purchase a MetroCard at a subway kiosk or vending machine (you can use exact change on the bus). A one-day Fun Pass ($7.50) includes 24 hours of unlimited rides on the bus and subway, or buy a seven-day unlimited ride MetroCard for $25. But how to navigate the subway and bus system? It’s easy: Go online to hopstop.com, and plug in where you are and where you want to go. Hopstop will guide you from point A to B without running you around in circles.
For time-saving tips on navigating New York’s airports, check out the NYC airport services page at delta.com.
What is your favorite form of transportation in NYC? Do you toss a coin and go with the Subway, choose to walk, or leave your travel fate to the taxi system?
Jason Oliver Nixon