Planning Your Next Trip – Check the Travel Advisories

You need to make sure when planning your next trip that you check the Travel Advisories of your intended destination.
This information is located on the US Department of State website and lists just about every country in the world.
You can also review the world on a color-coded map. 

Because conditions can change quickly when your traveling, you can choose to stay connected and receive updated Travel Advisories and Alerts that work best for you.

A great place to for more information and FAQ’s is at the on the Travelers Checklist on the site. Also, here is a quick 90-second video to help with your planning.

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9 Fun Things to Do in Grand Cayman

Whatever you’re looking for, Grand Cayman has something for everyone. From adventure, relaxation, fine dining, scuba diving and the clearest water that I have ever seen, Grand Cayman has it all. We love the island and so do many people around the world who have a second home on the island. What a great place to escape the cold and spend your winters on this cosmopolitan island.

Here are 9 things to do on Grand Cayman

Scuba Diving

If you ever wanted to scuba dive, then Grand Cayman is the best place to do it. From beginners to advanced diving, the waters off Grand Cayman offers some of the best snorkeling and scuba diving in the Caribbean. Popular dive sites include the wreck of the USS Kittiwake, Devil’s Grotto, Sunset Point, and Babylon.

If you want to try scuba diving for the first time, make sure you try Living the Dream Divers.  They are excellent for first-time divers and we really enjoyed our dive with them. They have all the equipment you need. All you need is your swimsuit. We dove to 40 feet and saw lobster, stingrays, and colorful fish.

Stingray City

One of the most popular things to in Grand Cayman is a trip to Stingray City. This collection of shallow sandbars features southern stingrays that have been fed by local fishermen for decades. You can pet and interact with them in the shallow water. You can give them a kiss too!

It takes a few minutes to get used to them swimming around you, but it doesn’t take long to get comfortable in the water. Make sure you take a snorkel with you and swim with them under the water.

Starfish Point

When making your trip to Stingray City, make sure you include Starfish Point as part of your trip package. It is well worth the stop. This secluded beach with shallow, clear water is located on the north side of the island. It features plenty of starfish for you to view and pick up but don’t take them out of the water for more than a few seconds. Just enough time to take a great picture.

Seven Mile Beach

Seven Mile Beach was named one of the best beaches in the region by Caribbean Travel + Life, and the 4th best beach in the Caribbean by Trip Advisor.  The white sand, great restaurants, several fun beach bars, and many activities to choose from, Seven Mile Beach is one of the main reasons people come to Grand Cayman.

This was the view from our condo. It’s hard to beat this white sand and crystal clear, turquoise water.

Rum Point

You can either to a 45-minute drive to Rum Point or take the 20-minute ferry from Cabana Bay to Rum Point. The ferry ride is a great way to get out on the water. Located on the north side of the island, Rum Point features the Kaibo Restaurant and is the perfect sunset and dinner spot on the island.

Bioluminescence Tour

Before our Cayman’s trip, I had never heard of a bioluminescence tour. This is a phenomenon caused by single-celled planktons called donoflagellates that give off a bright light when they are disturbed in the water. Check out this short video clip from NatGeo showing this here: 

We lowered ourselves into the water and the plankton came alive. We waved our feet and hands around and the bright lights came to life in the water. This was truly a unique experience.

2 Great Places to Eat

Sunshine Grill

The Sunshine Grill was rated the #1 rated restaurant on Grand Cayman. On our last visit, we ate here 2 times. The food is excellent, great service and reasonable prices. We had the award-winning fish tacos, quesadillas, and Angus burgers. The Sunshine Grill serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Don’t forget to try one of their island specialty drinks.

Cimboco

We had breakfast at Cimboco and it was excellent. This Caribbean style restaurant features some of the best meals on the island. Our portions were very generous and the staff was wonderful. The Wacky Waffles were warm waffles served with house compote, syrup & whipped cream.

The Wacky Waffles were warm waffles served with fruit, syrup & whipped cream.

A Trip to Hell

No trip to Grand Cayman is complete without a trip to Hell. When the cruise ships dock in Grand Cayman, you will see many bus tours heading to the famous tourist stop. It’s a great photo stop and you can mail your postcards from the Hell Post Office. Make sure you check out the unique rock formations that are estimated to be 10-15 million years old. Once you visit, you can now say you’ve been to Hell and back.

We love Grand Cayman and look forward to our next trip there.

Planning a Trip to Grand Cayman

For even more tips and information when planning a trip to Grand Cayman, visit their website. You can also be added to their newsletter, get local tips, plan your trip, and explore the best Grand Cayman experiences.

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4 Great Places To Eat In New York City

There are hundreds if not thousands of great places to eat in New York City. Just thinking about all the delicious dining options in New York City brings a smile to my face. After 10 visits to the Big Apple, I’m constantly finding new restaurants to try and enjoy.

OpenTable lists 31,585 restaurants in the NYC area. From super high-end restaurants all the way to the hot dog vendor at the corner of Madison and 57th street, NYC offers a dizzying array of choices to satisfy just about everyone.

4 great places to eat in New York City: These 4 restaurants are some of the best restaurants in all of NYC. Bite into a pastrami sandwich on the Lower East side, order a great Italian meal before a show, sample a world famous ice cream drink, and enjoy the best cheesecake on earth. New York City is the perfect location to satisfy all your dining pleasures. | Blog by the Global Travel Boss #newyorkcity #usatravel #travel

Some are super touristy while others are off the beaten path. That’s what makes it so fun. I have listed a few of my favorites that tend to be more on the touristy side of things but well worth the visit.

Katz’s Delicatessen

Located on the Lower East side, Katz Deli has been an NYC institution since 1888 making Katz’s an inherent part of the city’s culture and history.

Meat is their pride and joy featuring pastrami, corned beef, Reuben, brisket, turkey, knish and of course matzo ball soup.

If you can’t wait until your next visit to NYC, you can order online and they ship nationwide.

Serendipity

Another tourist hot spot is Serendipity. Since 1954, this legendary NYC restaurant is one of the most unique dining experiences around.

The restaurant has been the setting of three major Hollywood productions, One Fine Day (1996) with George Clooney and Michelle Pfeiffer, Serendipity (2001) with John Cusack and Kate Beckinsale, and Trust The Man (2005) with Julianne Moore and David Duchovny.

While Serendipity has a full menu, the star of the show is the frozen hot chocolate drinks. Or as they like to say Frrrozen!

If you can’t wait to visit them in person and savor one of their frozen drinks, you can make them at home by ordering online.

Remember, no calories in this drink! Just sell yourself on the fact that you’re walking a lot while in NYC.

Carmine’s

Located in Times Square at the heart of the theatre district on 42nd street, this family-style restaurant features Southern Italian cuisine with large sized portions meant for sharing.

The service at Carmine’s is excellent with many dining options for the entire family. This place gets busy so make sure you make reservations well in advance of your visit.

Junior’s Cheesecake

No trip to New York City is complete without a piece of cheesecake. Home of the “Worlds Most Famous Cheesecake”, Junior’s Cheesecake has been serving up the best cheesecake in town since 1950.

After a Broadway show, I like to check out the lights of Times Square and then stop for a piece of Junior’s Cheesecake. It’s well worth the stop. If you can’t wait to get a piece of Junior’s, you can order it online.

If you’re really interested, you can read about 15 things you didn’t know about Junior’s Cheesecake.

Start your research on New York City restaurants on these helpful sites:

Tripadvisor

The 38 Essential Restaurants in New York City, Summer 2018

The Best Places To Eat In NYC Right Now

32 Best Restaurants in New York City

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4 great places to eat in New York City: These 4 restaurants are some of the best restaurants in all of NYC. Bite into a pastrami sandwich on the Lower East side, order a great Italian meal before a show, sample a world famous ice cream drink, and enjoy the best cheesecake on earth. New York City is the perfect location to satisfy all your dining pleasures. | Blog by the Global Travel Boss #newyorkcity #usatravel #travel

Where to eat in New York City: Your guide to some of the best restaurants in all of NYC. Bite into a pastrami sandwich on the Lower East side, order a great Italian meal before a show, sample a world famous ice cream drink, and enjoy the best cheesecake on earth. New York City is the perfect location to satisfy all your dining pleasures. | Blog by the Global Travel Boss #newyorkcity #usatravel #travel

Must visit places to eat in New York City: A great starters guide to some of the best restaurants in all of NYC. Bite into a pastrami sandwich on the Lower East side, order a great Italian meal before a show, sample a world famous ice cream drink, and enjoy the best cheesecake on earth. New York City is the perfect location to satisfy all your dining pleasures. | Blog by the Global Travel Boss #newyorkcity #usatravel #travel

Must Have Global Flight Tracking App

I have been hooked on a global flight tracking app called Flightradar24. I recently downloaded the app and I can’t stop playing with it.

Flightradar24 is a global flight tracking service that provides you with real-time information about thousands of aircraft around the world.

It is currently available online and as an app for your iOS (iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch) or Android device.

It tracks over 180,000 flights per day, there are over 2 million users per day, and the amount of useful flight information is staggering.

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