The Big Apple

New York City, also known as the Big Apple, is one of my favorite cities in the world. I don't want to live there, but I wouldn't mind visiting it once a year.

Since 2001, we've been visiting my sister-in-law and her family in New York at least once or twice a year. From Toronto to New York, it’s an average of 10-12 hours drive. And by now, you should all know that we love road trips! Since we've relocated to Calgary late last year, we can't afford to visit them anymore. Driving is definitely out of the question, and flying is going to be too expensive.

Anyway, if you ever plan to see New York, or if you are a New Yorker who is expecting visitors this holiday season, get the New York CityPass. This pass includes 6 of New York's famous attractions and allows you to skip most of main entrance ticket lines. You can't say you've seen New York if you don't visit the Empire State Building and take a cruise around Statue of Liberty and Ellis Island. This pass gives you big savings of up to 50%. And its special winter run gives you up to three months to use your citypass. It is really such a great value for a big city.