Friday 22 November 2019

Need to know

Getting there

Aer Lingus (0818 365 000; aerlingus.com) flies from Dublin and Shannon to New York JFK from €478 return. From there, Thomas took the 90-minute Megabus ride to Philadelphia (from €1; megabus.com)

Staying there

Rates at funkily appointed, downtown Hotel Palomar start from €77pps – goldfish: no charge. (001 215 563 5006; hotelpalomar-philadelphia.com)

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