Pesky Penny and Change on a MetroCard Rescued – App Review

With the fares for the MTA trains and buses increasing, and the bonus for refilling the MetroCards changing as well, more often than not you will be stuck with a few pennies or a few dollars left on the MetroCard. Most of us will not want to open Excel and figure out the formula to…

New MTA train and bus fare $27.25 is the new $19.05.

As of this morning, the MTA has again raised tolls on bridges as well as the bus and subway fare.  If you aren’t using the monthly unlimited cards. which have gone up to $31 for the 7 day unlimited and $116.50 for the 30 day unlimited, they you will be paying $2.75 per ride and…

Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall Dining Options

Hyatt Ziva and Zilara Rose Hall is an all-inclusive property in Montego Bay, Jamaica, offering a family-friendly option at Ziva, and an adults-only option at Zilara. Three restaurants (Horizons, Petit Pariz, and Flavorz) are exclusive to the guests staying at Zilara and do not allow Ziva guests, which also means that no children will be…

Hotel Review: Hyatt Ziva/Zilara Rose Hall, Montego Bay, Jamaica

Hyatt Ziva/Zilara is Hyatt’s somewhat recent venture into the all-inclusive market, with three hotels in Mexico and a new property which opened in Montego Bay, Jamaica on December 10, 2014. The property was built in 2000 and operated by the Ritz Carlton until 2013, when it was purchased, and reopened as Hyatt Ziva/Zilara the following…

Slacker Radio [Internet Radio Review Series]

Slacker Radio was an app that came preinstalled on my T-Mobile Samsung S3; since I didn’t know what it was, the first thing I did was remove the shortcut from the home screen.  One month when I had used up my 40 hours of music on Pandora I decided to give Slacker Radio a try,…

Free NYC Summer Events

The summer in New York is a great time to be outside and New York has many events to offer to everyone to enjoy.  With the economy being down, rent prices and general cost of living going up, the events that New York is able to offer free of charge are even better.  For many…