New York: Gotham city. The big apple. The concrete jungle. The city that never sleeps. The capital of... well you get my point. Whether you're an NYC virgin or a seasoned New York regular, the city can be an immensely daunting place with its never ending array of skyscrapers, shops, and restaurants. To further compound this confusion, the hundreds of different travel guides available online either compile lists with very touristy attractions, provide unrealistically packed itineraries, or are simply outdated. With all this, one can easily find himself/herself overwhelmed in the chaos, not knowing where to concentrate their energy, what to see, and where to eat, especially if their time in this city of 8 million people is only limited to a day. Thankfully, we, at Dapper New York, are here to help (our name maybe a hint, but we're based in New York City).Read More
For my second trip to Paris, partly as a birthday celebration, partly because you can never go wrong with flying to Europe, I decided to use my Starwood Preferred Guest points to stay at the Westin Vencome. At 20,000 SPG points a night for rooms that start at $550, it was a no-brainer.
Westin is a brand normally associated with conferences and uninspiring decor, but, like much else in this city, Paris seems to bring out the best in things. This Westin, was grand, luxurious, and beautiful, evoking a sense of timelessness as you stroll through the grand marble hallway on your way to the lobby.Read More