How I traveled to New York on a shoestring How I traveled to New York on a shoestring
When I went to New York City for the first time, I was still in college. I didn’t have a lot of money to... How I traveled to New York on a shoestring

When I went to New York City for the first time, I was still in college. I didn’t have a lot of money to spend, and I had most of my meals at a food court in the basement of the Rockefeller Center. I personally love food courts, so I didn’t have much of an issue with eating there at all, and I still don’t today.

Sell Art OnlineOn a later trip, funded by a corporate expense account, I had a little more money to spend. I decided to have dinner at the restaurant that’s right at Battery Park. In summer they have a lovely patio, and I watched the sun set behind the Statue of Liberty, while having a great meal and a true New York Cheesecake for dessert.

Needless to say my bill for that night was slightly different from my usual food court bill. I loved both experiences equally and even today I don’t prefer one to the other. I simply enjoyed being able to have dinner in New York, regardless of whether I had a little or a lot to spend on that meal. It’s all about the Experience Value I get out of it – read more about my definition of Experience Value (and how to maximize it) here.

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WILKO VAN DE KAMP is the author of #1 international best seller The Freedom Project and several other books and e-books. He’s also an award-winning photographic artist, and professional world traveler. His inspiration comes from traveling all over the world. He calls the Canadian Rocky Mountains his home, and the rest of the world his office. He has been capturing our wonderful planet, and it’s beautiful inhabitants, for more than half his life. Wilko has spent his life traveling the world to capture awe-inspiring images for those who wouldn’t see them otherwise, and to inspire others to embark on their journey of a lifetime. Through his art, writing and appearances as a keynote speaker he enjoys sharing his colorful experiences with the world.