See NYC by Boat

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See NYC by Boat

Take a ferry boat in New York City on the East River from Manhattan to Williamsburg, Brooklyn or the Rockaways for the price of a metro ride!

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New York City East River Ferry boats are a wonderful way to see the spectacular city skyline and visit different neighborhoods. The ferry service has 6 routes!

To see the routes and map click here for the official NYC Ferry website – click here.

You can go from Astoria to Wall Street, Roosevelt Island to Wall Street and on to Dumbo, Williamsburg to Governors Island, and Wall Street to the Rockaways. BUT those are just a few options – you can transfer to another route within 90 minutes of activating your ticket.

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Suggested ferry route:

1 – Take the tram to Roosevelt Island (also the price of a metro ride, just $2.75 as of June 2018). The tram offers wonderful views of the city from above and runs parallel to the Queensborough Bridge

*You can go on an audio walking tour of the neighborhood and learn more about the Queensborough Bridge and Roosevelt Island by clicking here.

 

2 – Take the ferry to Long Island City. After you get off of the tram, the ferry stop is a 5-minute walk away. Once in Long Island City, walk through the park, admire the views, look at the Pepsi Cola sign and make your way to the Southern end of the park to Hunters Point South.

3 – Take the ferry from Hunters Point South (This is a different ferry route, and remember transfers are free within 90 minutes!) and get off at Dumbo. This route takes you along the East side of the river where you will see Williamsburg.

4 – Dumbo – get off at Dumbo and explore Brooklyn. Start at Brooklyn Bridge Park and make your way to the Squibb Park and Bridge which leads up to Brooklyn Heights. OR as an alternative route you can go under the Brooklyn Bridge and visit Dumbo!

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Ferry Tickets can be purchased for a single-ride, round-trip or a 30-day pass (For commuters! What a fun way to get to work!). For all ticket info, click here.

And the easiest way to purchase tickets is via the app – easy to use, activate and it’s fast if you are running to catch a ferry! For all of the info about the NYC Ferry app, click here for the official website: https://www.ferry.nyc/appguide/

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Since the ferry routes opened up in the summer of 2017, I have taken many boat rides. Click here to see travel photos of NYC from the East River Ferry and elsewhere in the city!

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Travel Prints on Etsy

 

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My love of travel, art, and photography have led me to write this blog – sharing travel insights, photos, and tips. And now you can find more photos on my etsy store!

Visit PrintShopByMonica on etsy to find bold, colorful travel prints (like above) for home decor, great gifts, or inspiration!

The above image shows how you can pick one photo from each category in the store and create a wonderful photo collection of your own! Visit my etsy store today to see more photos!

Visit my etsy store today and get great gift ideas for the holidays!

 

Look Back at 2014 – travel blog!

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Happy New Year!

A look back at 2014…take a look below at what was covered in 2014 and sign up so you don’t miss any new posts in 2015!

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Visit Tirano, Italy where the Bernina Express train starts it’s magnificent ascent into the Swiss Alps and on to St. Moritz, Switzerland – click to read the travel post

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Read about the famous Bernina Express Swiss train ride, and get insider tips!

* I had an article and photos on the Bernina Express train published in the British Photography Monthly October 2014 magazine issue!

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If you are a classic car enthusiast, read this post about the annual British Classic Car Meeting in St. Mortiz, Switzerland

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Learn about the classic Swiss Valley towns in a six part travel blog series, starting with the Swiss/Italian border town and ending with an exciting Swiss cable car ride!

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Find out about the Easter Parade in New York City

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FASHION – click to visit my newest blog with chic travel outfits and fashion collages on travelchicbythemonica

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– And finally, a new place to buy great travel photography prints, on my Print Shop by Monica via esty – click to learn about the print shop!

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*Enjoy! And keep an eye on the blog for new posts or sign up so you don’t miss a new trip and fun facts about new destinations!

Photography Monthly October 2014 Issue

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Photography Monthly October 2014 Issue

I am very excited about the UK magazine Photography Monthly October 2014 issue because there is an article and photos in there by me! I was asked to write up a story about my experience taking photos on the famous Swiss red train! It was great fun to write and now amazing to see in print! The magazine formatted the article beautifully and I couldn’t be happier!

– Check out my travel post about the Bernina Express train ride with insider tips.

** See more photos of the Swiss red train here on Monica Goslin Photography website where you can buy prints too!

And see the magazine and story by clicking here for Photography Monthly UK magazine website. The October issue is on sale now!

Print Shop – Travel Prints and Illustrations

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I just opened my first Etsy store – Print Shop by Monica – and I am very excited about it!

On the Etsy store you will find travel photo prints with text – these are inspired by vintage travel posters and postcards and meant to feature a main travel location with bold text.

Plus I am also starting a small illustration print section – first up are fun watercolors of animals with bright colors and the perfect whimsical feel to add to a room.

So check it out, visit the shop at PrintShopByMonica, leave a message, and hopefully you see something you want to add to your wall!

 

Look Back at 2012

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A re-cap of what happened on The Monica Store Blog in 2012!

The blog covered four countries in 2012 with extensive travel tips and information from how to get to Bergamo, Italy to what to see and do in Krakow, Poland. See below for a review of what was covered in 2012 on the monicastoreblog!

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Bergamo, Italy – a three part travel series on what to see in Bergamo including a special insider tip on where to eat in this famous Italian city for the best gelato!

Plus for the new photographs of Bergamo, Italy that are available as prints click here for Monica Goslin Photography.

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Krakow, Poland – a seven part travel series on this fascinating Eastern European location with in-depth information on what to see from the main sites to the Jewish Quarter and more.

For travel photography of Krakow, Poland click here to see more of this amazing city at the Monica Goslin Photography website

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Florida Tampa Bay – This was an extensive six part series covered the new Dali Museum, what to see and do in Tampa, where to eat in Ybor City, why you should visit Tarpon Springs, and an insider view at Heritage Village.

See the colorful photographs of Florida by clicking here for prints and more available at Monica Goslin Photography

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The Lake District – This series covered both Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore.

The Lake Lugano series included not just what to see and do but also a special feature on the Old Fish Jazz Band which happened to be playing in Lugano.

The Lake Maggiore four part series covers areas all up and down the lake, including an insider travel tip on the best location to see the greatest view of Lake Maggiore (click to find out where!).

* For photographs of Lake Lugano and Lake Maggiore that are available as canvas prints, framed photos and more… click here for The Monica Store.

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Bellinzona, Switzerland – this post covers a beautiful town with three castles that makes for a lovely day trip

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And finally 2012 included two surprise posts:

Trish’s Treats – I had the opportunity to take photographs for this new cookie company that makes the most delicious home-made and old-world cookies (click to find out more).

Sheep in Bryant Park – to read about why sheep were in Manhattan in 2012 click here.

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Click on the above links to read more and check back later in 2013 for new posts, new adventures, and more travel information to come!

Welcome to The Monica Store Blog

This blog is meant to accompany my store site, yes The Monica Store, which has travel photo books, photo cards, posters, canvas prints, framed prints, and photography collections all from my own photography. Curious about who it taking these photos? Visit the About section for more information. AND visit The Monica Store site for information as well.

Plus check back soon for store updates, travel stories, and more.

This is my first blog so don’t mind the slow start – an onslaught of information, links, and more is soon to come (once I figure all of this out!).