(Image Credit: Florian Lehmuth)

Commuting Essentials for the First Timer

(Image Credit: Florian Lehmuth)

(Image Credit: Florian Lehmuth)

Whether you’re traveling by bus, bike, or train, being a first-time commuter can feel a bit overwhelming. Not only do you need to make sure you don’t show up to work unprepared, but you also will want to bring along some travel essentials to make your commute more enjoyable. Here are a few items that you might want to add to your checklist. Continue reading

NYC Subway (Image Credit: Paul L)

Your First Time… Taking the Subway

NYC Subway (Image Credit: Paul L)

NYC Subway (Image Credit: Paul L)

If there were such a thing as a subway connoisseur, I would be one. Now that I’ve taken the subway or Tube or Metro in such cities as London, New York City, Chicago, Paris and Washington D.C., I can officially say that the subway is my favorite mode of public transportation.

The subway is an affordable and easy way to get around big cities. It may take a few trips to get a firm grasp on what you’re doing, but once you start using the subway, you’ll wonder how you ever got by without. Continue reading