As the experts in travelling around Australia and around the world, Getaway
crews are often asked for advice on where to go, where to stay and how expensive it is.
Well, one website we always recommend is Sublet.com Jules Lund checked out one of their available places to stay in New York but they have spread their wings right around the world offering travellers some fantastic deals on houses, apartments and rooms.
Sublet.com reckons you needn't pay high dollars and stay in a shoe box. Its mission is to provide accommodation around the globe to suit all needs. You can stay in someone's furnished apartment in the same area as an expensive hotel for a fraction of the price. All you need to do is log on, enter your requirements and that's it. Live like a local and enjoy nearby restaurants, parks, shopping and entertainment.
Choose from countless locations, furnished, unfurnished, with or without pets and sign up for one day or 10 years.
Most Australians do not need a visa, providing they have a machine-readable passport with at least six months validity after the departure day, have a round-trip non-refundable ticket and do not intend to stay longer than 90 days. From January 2009 Australians need to complete a pre-travel authorisation at www.cbp.gov/esta
Electricity: Electric current is 110V-115V, 60Hz AC. Outlets take two-parallel, flat prongs. Australian visitors will need a US adapter and converter.
Time zone: The United States has nine standard time zones. New York is on Eastern Time which is GMT-5 hours.
Currency: The American dollar.
International dialling code: +1.
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