Hiring a Gondola in Venice

by Mary Jo Manzanares on February 1, 2012

Gondola on canal in venice italy

Can there be a more iconic experience of Venice than a ride in a gondola? For centuries this flat-bottomed boat was the primary means of transportation and moving goods within the city Venice, but today they are primarily used for sightseeing by visitors, weddings and funerals, and the occasional regatta. So yes, riding on a […]


Howard Beach - JFK airport New York City

Located in Queens, New York’s JFK Airport is just 15 miles from midtown Manhattan on Jamaica Bay.  But depending on your mode of transportation and the time of day it can easily take over an hour to get to a Manhattan destination. There are a number of ways to get into the city, some cost […]