2015 March Lonely Planet Traveller

March 2015 Lonely Planet Traveller – 15 Fun Things To Do in New York by Orla Thomas/photos by Sivan Askayo

Each block brings new adventures in America’s standout city – from a diner to a hip-hop dance class, a waterside picnic to a street art bike tour, make your next bite of the Big Apple your sweetest yet.


March 2015 cover of Lonely Planet Traveller

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Make It Happen map of NYC

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Three Ways to See New York

Three Ways to See New York:

“Abode New York in Williamsburg is the heartland of hipster homewares, and looks like it could be the home of a stylish local.  Our top pick to take home is a charcuterie board carved with an accurate subway map.”


NYC Subway Charcuterie Board

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A beat-up old car, a few dollars in the pocket, and a sense of adventure.  That’s all Tony and Maureen Wheeler needed for the trip of a lifetime. They met on a park bench in Regent’s Park and married a year later. For their honeymoon, they decided to attempt what few people thought possible – crossing Europe and Asia overland, all the way to Australia. It took them several months and all the money they could earn, beg or borrow, but they made it. And at the end of it all, they were flat broke… and couldn’t have been happier.

It was too amazing an experience to keep to themselves. Urged on by their friends, they stayed up nights at their kitchen table writing, typing and stapling together their very first travel guide, Across Asia on the Cheap.

Within a week they’d sold 1500 copies and Lonely Planet was born. Two years later, their second journey led to South-East Asia on a shoestring, which led to books on Nepal, Australia, Africa, and India, which led to… you get the picture.

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