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Discover NYC Like a Local

Your Personal Guide to the Big Apple

Are you feeling overwhelmed planning your trip to NYC and want a personalized itinerary?

Do you want secret local recommendations to help make your NYC trip extra special?

Do you have questions about NYC that you can’t find the  answers to?

Do you have an itinerary planned that you want a 30+ year local to take a look at?

Meet Your Local NYC Guru

Tailored Solutions Await

So, Who am I?

        My name is Kelly and I was born and raised in NYC. I have lived here my entire life and want to help you quickly and easily plan the trip of a lifetime. 

So, in addition to the information in my Facebook group and on this website, I also offer private travel consultations to help you plan the perfect vacation. 

These meetings enable you to get personal, local advice tailored that is specifically tailored to meet your personal needs. So, it is a great option for anyone visiting NYC for the first time. 

Here’s What’s Included

Personalized Itinerary Design

Craft a tailor-made NYC experience with a detailed itinerary curated just for you, ensuring you make the most of your visit.

Exclusive Local Recommendations

Gain access to secret gems and local hotspots, providing an authentic and unique perspective on the city beyond the typical tourist spots.

09 am to 05 pm Availability

Enjoy peace of mind, within these hours ready to assist with any queries or unexpected situations during your stay in the Big Apple.

Insider Access to Events and Shows

 Information of exclusive events, Broadway shows, and must-see attractions, ensuring you don’t miss out on the best entertainment the city has to offer.

Dining Delights and Culinary Tours

Indulge in a gastronomic adventure with curated dining recommendations and the option to explore NYC’s diverse culinary scene through guided food tours.

Transportation Simplified

Navigate the city effortlessly with personalized transportation tips, including the best routes, transportation passes, and insider insights for a seamless travel experience.

Best Photo Spots in NYC

Receive insider information on the most picturesque locations in the city, ensuring you capture stunning moments at the best photo spots.

Customized Local Experiences

Immerse yourself in the culture of NYC with personalized experiences, such as art gallery tours, neighborhood explorations, and off-the-beaten-path adventures, creating memories that last a lifetime.


Book A NYC Travel Consultation Now

How It Will Work


Choose A Time

 Request a time using the calendar above.



 Request will be confirmed via email.



 Pay via custom link sent through email.



 Get consultation through zoom link.

What My Clients

Are Saying

Kelly is an exceptional local guide. Her deep knowledge, combined with a genuine passion for the city, ensures an unforgettable experience for everyone who is craving an amazing trip to the city that never sleeps. From hidden gems to expert tips, kelly has helped me a lot to have really a wonderful time and navigate in the city like a local. Without her I actually could not have done it. Kelly’s tips capture the essence of the Big Apple. If you’re seeking an authentic and enriching NYC journey, book a session with Kelly

Rida Tadighi

I reached out to Kelly, Girl with the Passport,  for travel guidance and ideas for my New York trip in April 2022 with my sixteen year old daughter.  Wow!  Kelly created a two day itinerary with specific sites to see in New York City, and she was spot on for us.  She also highlighted Pod51 as a great hotel to stay(as long as I would be ok with a small space).  I loved Pod 51, and I would  never have spotted this hotel if left to my own search methods.  She also recommended getting a Metro Card upon arrival, since the subway is a great way to move around the city.  We took the subway everywhere.  I can’t speak highly enough of Kelly’s expertise in touring and traveling in New York City.  We even took her suggestion around thrift stores (fantastic finds), and eateries like Eataly and Tea & Sympathy.  I highly recommend Girl with a Passport to anyone who is traveling and just needs some structure and recommendations.  My daughter and I had a spectacular time and this is due to the information and tips from Kelly!   We knew what to go see, what to avoid and how to make the most of our time and money!  Thank You Kelly, Girl with the  Passport!!  I am a big fan and will be a repeat customer!



How Long Should I Book For?

Generally, people have a bunch of questions that they would like answered. So, I usually recommend an hour since the time typically flies by. 

But generally, the length of your consultation will depend on:

  • The length of your trip to NYC.
  • How thorough your itinerary is.
  • Number and type of questions you have.
  • How detailed you want your trip planning to be.
What Can I Ask?

You can ask me anything, whether you want a custom itinerary or you want secret local restaurant recommendations. 

However, some things you might want to know about are:

  • The best observation deck in NYC
  • Best places to eat
  • NYC safety advice
  • How to Score Cheap Broadway Tickets
  • The Best Broadway Shows to See
  • Unique Things to do in NYC if you’ve been before
  • How to See NYC on a Budget
  • How to get from Manhattan to JFK/LaGuardia/Newark
  • Tourist traps to avoid and must-see activities
  • Best hotels in the City
  • Best way to get around
  • Best time to visit NYC
  • What to Wear in NYC
  • How Far in Advance to Book Activities

Please note that while I know A LOT about the city, I don’t know everything and I can’t guarantee that I’ll have the answers to all of your questions. 

However, what I can do is give you resources to answer your questions or get answers to your questions and share them with you at a later date.

What Do I Need to Make the Most of My Travel Consultation?

Definitely write down a few questions you have so that we can get the conversation started. 

If you have a rough itinerary, even better! Just send it to me in advance (at least a week) and I will try to come to the session with notes and suggestions on how to make it better. 

Please note, I cannot guarantee that I will read it prior to our meeting if the itinerary is not mailed to me at least a week in advance. 

Essentially, if you are prepared and know what you want to get out of this session then things will run a lot more smoothly.