Finally the day was here - time to have our trip to the other side of the world. I had spent months and months researching and reading so many trip reports (thanks to everyone who has done a trip report or answered one of my many questions in the last 6 months), adding and adjusting our itinerary on Tripit (great itinerary builder!) I had each day broken down, and had added directions and maps. I can happily say it all paid off, we didn’t waste any time, we made only a few adjustments during our trip and managed to fit in an amazing amount. I downloaded several apps, some I found great and some we didn’t use. I would definitely recommend Tripit,, NYC Way and NYC City Guide. We used google maps on our phones, but also carried a wee pop up map, which was useful.
My sister, my son and I left New Zealand and flew into LA – we spent a night in Santa Monica and did a full day tour of LA before flying out to NYC (I’ve put this in as it was a great option as a layover instead of flying straight in and out of a city and not seeing any of it).