NYC Guides

Melissa and Neil have traveled the world over, from Italy to Incheon and Singapore to San Cristobal.  But they’re also New York natives, living just outside the City that Never Sleeps.  Below, find links to their travel guides and click on for GPS-based and visual travel guides.  Enjoy!

City Walk Tours are GPS-based guides of New York City.  For US$2.99, get an illustrated guide for your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad.  You’ll find some of the best-kept secrets of Manhattan and never lose your way!  Detailed directions lead you from sight to sight while narrated descriptions introduce newcomers to New York City.   No internet connection required, each guide functions offline.


 Museum Mile and More

Along the stretch of Fifth Avenue, a legion of museums houses some of the world’s greatest treasures.  With this guide, walk the main strip to visit the Guggenheim and El Museo del Barrio.  Then, discover some of the best boutique museums that are portals back in time.


NYC Westside


 Bar Tour of the Upper Westside

Manhattanites like their cocktails.  Sample a cross section from NYC’s great gamut of drinking establishments including a Belgian Brasserie, a wine bar, Irish pubs, and one dive—just for fun! These spots offer something a little extra like craft beers, inspirational artwork, a chance to play the house DJ and super-friendly faces.


NYC with kids


The Upper Westside with Kids

Traveling with kids is no issue in New York City.  With this guide, visit an interactive children’s museum, a wonderland tea shop, and the decorated ponies of Central Park.



Little Italy Chinatown


 Chinatown & Little Italy

The most popular guide on the roster, this tour threads up and down the narrow avenues of two iconically ethnic neighborhoods.  Begin with the day with dim sum and ice cream.  End it with a draft beer among some good fellas.



NYC museums


 Museums of Lower Manhattan Tour

With this guide, visit eight seminal museums of Manhattan.  Visit a tavern where George Washington delivered his farewell speech, pay homage to those who lost their lives on 9/11, and explore the myriad contributions given to the US by its Native Indian peoples.


Bars NYC


 Bar Tour of the Lower East Side

Thrumming with nightlife, the Lower East Side is the premiere spot for innovative cocktails, cafes, and shopping.  Here, cuisine, mixology, and ideology are questioned daily.



Metropolitan Museum


Highlights of the Metropolitan Museum

A top attraction for any New York City trip, the Metropolitan Museum offers over 2 million artifacts representing over 5000 years of human history.  This guide highlights some of the best pieces housed in the museum, as selected by museum director, Montebello. (US$9.99)

About the Author

Melissa is a social media coordinator, pro-blogger, and certified teacher. Her travel obsessions have brought her to 33 countries and 25 US States. Her work has been published by at DINK Life, International Living Magazine, Escape From America Magazine, Trazzler and On Holiday Magazine. Connect with Melissa on Google+ Twitter: @WorldWinder and