One of the things from The Happiness Project that really resonated with me was asking what you liked to do as a kid: I loved riding my bike as a kid, and I love riding my bike now–even though the chaotic streets of New York City are a far cry from the American River bike path. Biking in New York CityWhen it comes to transportation in New York City, most people opt for the iconic yellow cab or the affordable subway system. But over the past two years, I’ve realized that biking is one of the best ways to see the city: it can be a workout, but it can also be such a great way to discover new places and really enjoy the journey throughout the city. I commute regularly on bike, often use CitiBike for errands, and will take my bike on long rides on the weekends–for both work and play, essentially. It’s one of my favorite things to do in New York City, and I wish more people experienced it–so here are a few of my favorite routes, tips and tricks.

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Of the moment // 6.26.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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Postcard from Willemstad

If it’s not clear enough by now that the colorful buildings of Curacao were a BIG reason why I decided to go–in addition to all of those beautiful beaches–they were. I was genuinely excited to wander around the city in search of brightly-hued facades, cool street art and colonial architecture details.And while I found all […]

June 25, 2015 Continue reading…

Notes on making travel videos

Full disclosure: I work at Vimeo, and Cameo is part of the Vimeo family of products. That said, no one here asked me to write this post and I’m not being compensated for it. All opinions, as always, are my own.  So! To be honest, I’ve never been much of a video person. When it comes […]

June 24, 2015 Continue reading…

Of the moment // 6.19.15

One of the reasons why I blog is simply to have the space to write: getting things “on paper” helps me to process my feelings and organize my thoughts. I also love having a record of my life over the past few years: a place that holds all of my stories, my photos, the ups […]

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Postcard from Pietermaai

Curacao is well-known for the colorful buildings that line the waterfront in Willemstad: as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the historic downtown and harbor has been carefully renovated and restored. And although Willemstad is fantastic, I think that Pieteramaai might be my favorite vibrant urban neighborhood in Curacao. Mostly because those colors! The neighborhood of […]

June 18, 2015 Continue reading…

The best beaches in Curacao

I didn’t go to Curacao for the beaches: although I knew it was in the Caribbean and that the island has miraculously good weather year-round, I was more enamored with the Insta-dream of colorful buildings. But as soon as I arrived, I was blown away: the water was crystal clear, and it was such a stunning […]

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