8 things to do for free in NYC!

8 things to do for free in NYC!

I've just come back from a few days spent in New York City! Super exciting, I know! It was my first time in the United States of America, and what better place to break the American ice, but to visit NYC. I will subsequently be publishing a few posts detailing various places that I visited and food that I would highly recommend. I was pleasantly surprised by the variety of places to go and things to see that are completely FREE - aka, ZERO pounds, pence, dollars, cents... Read on to undercover the gems of NYC! 1. Brooklyn Botanic Gardens - free all day Tuesdays Highly recommend! 5* - absolutely breathtaking and beautiful. A perfect place to get away from the buzz of Manhattan. Also, free WiFi throughout the park - a mega-bonus. 2. New York Botanic Garden - free all day Wednesdays 3. NYC Aquarium - free after 3pm on Fridays 4. Staten Island Ferry  This journey is about 25 minutes and is a beautiful alternative to...
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How to stay fit and healthy for free when travelling!

How to stay fit and healthy for free when travelling!

Fitness is of utmost importance for both the internal and external well-being of our bodies. Maintaining your fitness when travelling can be a challenge, escalated by the change in our routines and environment. Here are some tips as to how I have managed to maintain my fitness during times of travel, be it short- or long-term. Short-term traveller - Select routes predominated by walking instead of taking the bus/taxi/train - Visit parks and casually stroll whilst taking in the sights (maybe also plan for a small picnic) - Try to select healthy meal options (most likely be eating out for every meal) and be smart with snacking throughout the day Long-term traveller - Get accustomed to your area of residence and go for short runs in the morning - Partake in free outdoor classes (weather-permitting of course); as an example, many cities have free yoga classes held outdoors - Grab a friend, grab a ball - head to the beach for some volleyball or some swimming - Choose an apartment/...
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