I travel for business and leisure, and I write about it over on The Suitcase Scholar.
Walk the High Line Park. I like doing it from north to south, stopping at Chelsea Market Baskets for a snack, and then ending up somewhere nearish to 10th and 10th and then walking east for one (or more) drinks in the East Village. ... See More
I absolutely agree that the answer to this question will vary GREATLY depending upon the traveler. Case and point: me. I have what I consider to be the absolute best backpack for me--a Timbuk2 Uptown Laptop Backpack (http://www.timbuk2.com/uptown-tsa-friendly-laptop-backpack/347.html#/dwvar_347-3-6061_size=7&dwvar_347-3-6061_color=2226... See More
Not a huge fan of midtown, but I loved my (budget, to me) stay at TRYP By Wyndham Times Square South. By Times Square South, they mean VERY south of Times Square. It is Hells Kitchen adjacent, and we walked to the northern entry to the High Line from... See More
I like culinary tours. I think my first one was in Charlottetown, but since then I've done them in as many cities as possible--San Francisco, New Orleans, Portland (Maine) (that one rocked) even Williamsburg... See More