Megabus Holiday Deals and Giveaway Holiday Getaways

Flight tickets during the holiday season are pricey and it can be a hassle getting around in the airports during the holidays. Reports have been all over the news about the staggering airline ticket costs this year. The New York Times had one article in particular that came out early this fall about the sharp jump in holiday ticket prices that seems to grow exponentially as the winter holidays near. Fortunately for those of us traveling along the northeast, midwest and Canada, Megabus offers a much cheaper travel alternative. As part of their “Winter Getaway” they are giving away 100,000 seats, FREE! Just enter the promotion code GETAWAY, check out megabus.com for more details.

Megabus is a low-cost bus service that has been in buisness since 2006. It started in the UK. For quite a while I had heard about it by word of mouth and I decided to try it a few months ago on a trip to from Syracuse, NY to New York City. I snagged a ticket for $5 one-way, a round-trip flight would have cost me around $200 and thats $31 less than I would have paid for another coach service like Greyhound and it was actually more comfortable. I enjoyed the fact that it was a double -decker coach bus because I was able to enjoy the view from the upper level. The only problem I found was that most of the deals were offered  for bus schedules with odd hours, there are no outlets like Boltbus and the free wi-fi they advertise does not offer that strong a connection.

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Gingerbread University: A Center for Edible Education Located in Riverhead, New York

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Gingerbread University: A Decorating Fantasyland for All Ages

The sweet aroma of gingerbread, colorful bins filled with candy, whimsical decorations and holiday jingles create a fantasyland for all ages year round.

Gingerbread University, located in eastern Long Island on Sound Avenue in Riverhead, is a center for edible education and expertise in the subject of “Gingerbreadology.” It’s a place where individuals come for a hands-on experience, decorating gingerbread houses and pieces. Continue reading

Harlem For The Holidays

The winter holidays are right around the corner and there are plenty of events going on in NYC that are fun, affordable and available for everyone to engage in. If you are looking for holiday festivities with a cultural twist, Harlem For The Holidays might be something you may be interested in. Harlem for the Holidays is a series of events taking place now thru January 3 of the coming year.
The events are being promoted through nycgo.com. This Saturday December 12th from 2 p.m. at The Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture, there will be singing by youth choir Songs of Solomon, a part of the Carnegie Hall “Community Sing” concert series.
If your interested in other musical events, head to the Harlem Stage Gatehouse on Convent Ave. Saturday evening at 6 p.m. A performance by the group  MILK & JADE  will be taking place. MILK & JADE, a group put together by musician Dana Leong, are an urban music group that fuse jazz, hip-hop, rock and classical music , their sound is a unique feast for the ears.

There is also an event scheduled for every Sunday. For More Information on Harlem For the Holidays visit: www.nycgo.com/harlemfortheholidays.

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