Run with the Big Dogs
We got to spend an afternoon with one of DogVacay’s hosts Mike and his amazing rescue Toby on a stroll around East Side River.
Mike is a NY host at DogVacay, a website and app that makes it easier for pet owners to search for sitters nearby and book experienced hosts that know what they’re doing. For dog owners out there, it’s a really convenient service while traveling because you can have your dog stay in a comfortable home environment. Best yet, you get photo and text updates from your host everyday so you can see that happy face and rest easy.
So next time you travel, make arrangements so your pet gets a vacation while you’re gone too. After all, they totally deserve it.
Use the promo code “MENSWEARDOG” for $10 off your first DogVacay use.
The Local Tourist
An Argument For “Staycations”
Summer’s here and it’s the season of travel, but who says you have to “travel” to be a tourist? Sometimes, the best vacations can happen when you stay local and experience your own city through new eyes. Sure it might not compare to that tropical getaway, but if you’re strapped for cash or lacking extra vacation days, a local weekend trip is something everyone can make time and scrounge up extra money for. Besides, it’s a great way to rediscover your home town and fall in love with it all over again.
As a busy New Yorker always on the go, it’s easy to take for granted that I’m living in one of the best cities in the world. Luckily, last weekend I had the wonderful opportunity to kick back and experience New York like a tourist again with Marriott Marquis. I stayed for a luxurious 2 nights in one of their Times Square-view double rooms and got to wine and dine at their on site restaurants including the super chic R-Lounge bar at the neighboring Renaissance New York Times Square hotel a block away. The food and service did not disappoint and to top if all of, I lived out my “tourist” dreams with their special Best Of NYC package which allows you to book 3 fun excursions in the city for an all inclusive price. My picks included the Top of The Rock obvservation deck for AMAZING sky-high views of Manhattan, a helicopter tour of the city for even more aerial awesomeness, and a leisurely sunset cruise around the island of Manhattan to literally round out the weekend. Above you can see just some of my snaps from the weekend but make sure to follow me on Instagram to see even more of my NYC adventures.
And there’s great news for you too! Marriott Hotels is giving you a chance to win a trip to NYC with hotel accommodations and the Best Of NYC explorer package. Enter the #WIN3NYC sweepstakes by July 31st for a shot at the prize: http://bit.ly/BestofNYCSweeps
Marriott Marquis New York City 1535 Broadway, New York, NY
Renaissance Times Square 2 Times Square, 714 7th Ave, New York, NY
Complimentary lodging and accommodations were kindly provided by Marriott Hotels. All views and opinions expressed here are my own.