HAPPY NEW YEAR!!!
Working on New Years Eve and immediately again on Januray 2nd was a great way to start the year! I had a crazy time getting through the baracades and crowds, leading my group from Australia, but I managed to party a bit, sleep through my birthday on January 1st and do a full NYC tour on January 2nd; the first official woring day of 2012. We watched the ball drop from the viewing window at Madame Tussauds. I’m waiting for the Aussies to get back home (you know they vay-cay for weeks) and hope I get some pix from them!
On Friday, January 6th I really kicked into gear and went to the City of Brotherly Love, Capital of the U.S. for 10 years time and downright dirty when it comes to a cheesesteak sandwich. I had the great opportunity of traveling to Phialdelphia, Pa. for Great Escapes Tours out of Brooklyn, New York with students from Automotive HS.
We had a very extensive walking tour, on what turned out to be the best weather EVER in January, 52 degrees. Of course we did the top sightseeing parts and made our way to South Street for lunch. We wound up having to scramble to get a group of 67 to eat in an hour and NOONE accepts credit cards… But I was on point, super smart phone in hand,I got on my game calling around til I got the right price and we shut down STEAKS ON SOUTH for our group’s lunch. THEY ROCKED IT!
The Ben Franklin Institute was awesome. I love the great statue of the inventor and marveled at the number of inventions; including the walk through version of the human heart for young ones. We even got students to run up the museum stairs next to the Rocky statue. I played Eye of the Tiger when they got back!
I hope to return to the great city, a dear friend will be going to school there and perhaps I can do some of the off the beaten path walks when the weather get warm again!
End of the year!!!
It has been an interesting year ladies and gents! I became a tour guide in March of 2011 and have gained invaluable experience from many sources; and not just in NYC. Trips to Washington DC, Niagara Falls, Boston and upcoming tours in Philadelphia prove that being a guide is not limited to just the Big Apple!
Levy’s Unique NY has been my learning ground and truly the first family of guides and a family to me. I trained trial by fire and was thrown into the real world very quickly to learn the ropes as a, Step-On, Private and Lead Tour Guide all in one season. I look forward to working as much as possible again next year, Italian tours and all!
I am loving my position as guide and narrator on the Hudson with NY Water Taxi. After a great Thanksgiving weekend in DC, I was crossing the Manhattan Bridge by car and as I looked out at the river I laughed and said, Ahhhh there’s my office! A great way to stay tan during the summer, I hope I make through the winter!
Thank you to all the students, teachers and private tour guests I’ve had this year. I only hope to become better, more organized (for sure!) and offer the best tours possible in the new year!
Happy Holidays to all and To all a great 2012
Hey everyone! Today marks many things… My website is up, THANK YOU www.WriterChick.com I booked a great school tour this morning and am ready for a little training tour in Washington DC over the 4th of July weekend.
Kristin’s NY Tours is all about NY, but is very willing to spread it’s wings… Thank you for joining me on this incredible journey!