Exciting NYC (New York) for Boomer Budgets

 

NYC View from the Empire State Building. www.gypsyat60.com

Birds eye view from the Empire State Building – for those who like heights.

“Have you been to NYC?”  This has been a frequent question over the years – usually followed by a look as if I had two heads, because apparently nearly everyone in the world had been except me!

Well this was fixed in October, when we added five nights in New York onto the end of a Canadian trip.

BEST decision ever!  Just loved every single thing about the “city that never sleeps” – especially people watching!

Thousands of people 24/7 filling the streets, shops, bars, cafes, subways, buses, trains etc.

Everyone so different – dreadlocks, hair braids, short, tall, dark, light, tourists, corporate – colourful clothes.   And…here I was worrying about what to wear – I could’ve walked around starkers and blended in!

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Skagway – Cycling from Klondike Summit to the Sea

Bike tours set up by Sockeye Bicycle Tours, White Pass Summit tour, Skagway, Alaska.

Bikes Ready and Waiting!

Skagway was a highly anticipated port of call when sailing the shores of Alaska.  Reason being, a “Summit to the Sea” cycling tour with Sockeye Cycle Company had been pre-booked to retrace the historic Klondike Gold Rush.

The bike ride literally flies down from the White Pass Summit – if you’re looking for an adrenalin rush, this one’s for you.  Cycling skills and concentration were definitely needed on this ride as compared to riding through Paris at Sunset, or cycling the Ancient Appian Way in Rome 

Note – there’s no time to look for gold nuggets on the way down the Pass!

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