Heather Cross

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Heather Cross has been About.com's New York City Travel Expert since 2002. Heather explores her hometown so she can give you the best first-hand advice possible. You might even spot her running around New York City -- she's always visiting museums, taking guided tours and eating at great restaurants so that she can point her readers toward the best the city has to offer.

In addition to sharing her advice on About.com, Heather offers customized travel planning services through Vacations By Heather.

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Heather's New York City expertise has been featured on Today in New York and ESPN 1050.


After college, Heather moved to New York City where she learned the ins and outs of life in New York City. She's lived in the city since then and has played tour guide to numerous family members and friends visiting from out of town, and made the "Big City" feel a whole lot less intimidating.

Whether she's riding the subway, taking a cab, or exploring on her own two feet, she's always thinking about what to share with her readers. Now that she has two kids to keep her company exploring, she also has a lot of insight to share about traveling with kids and making New York City fun and manageable for families.


Heather graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.A. in English.

Heather Cross

I love New York City, and I love showing other people all that there is to love about New York. From museums and guided tours to stores and restaurants, I'll try just about anything so that I can share my experience with you. I hope that my first-hand knowledge of New York City's attractions and experiences can make your time in New York City even better than you imagined.

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