January 2013

Postcard from the High Line

While I feel like I’m constantly walking in Manhattan–darting through crowded sidewalks, trudging up stairs, ambling along the streets lined with shops–I rarely feel like I have a chance to stroll. Everyone in New York City has a purpose, a place to be, a reason to be pounding the pavement in their sky-high heels or […]

January 31, 2013 Continue reading…

Six reasons to stay at the Surfcomber

I’m usually pretty low-key when it comes to accommodation while traveling: all I need is a bed to crash on, a place to keep my things and a location that’s convenient to touristy sites and public transportation. I tend to save on where I stay and spend it on what I eat or what I […]

January 29, 2013 Continue reading…

Happy Australia Day!

It’s Australia Day! Please commence eating Vegemite now. Whether you want to do a Working Holiday, volunteer abroad or simply take a long vacation: Australia is an incredible place to do it. I met some of the best people, created some fantastic memories and absolutely drank the best lattes of my life during the year I spent […]

January 25, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from the Brooklyn Bridge

The Brooklyn Bridge has quickly become one of my favorite “touristy” spots in New York City. It’s the perfect vantage point for a beautiful sunset, a relaxing walk on a sunny day or just a nice way to get from Brooklyn to downtown Manhattan. One of the oldest suspension bridges in the United States–and the […]

January 24, 2013 Continue reading…

The expat dilemma: saving for or spending on travel

As soon as I move somewhere, I start wrestling with the inevitable financial balancing act. A step beyond the work to live or live to work dilemma, it’s the struggle of living like a traveler or saving to travel. Should I be spending my weekends exploring the city, wandering the streets and watching the sunsets […]

January 22, 2013 Continue reading…

Seeing Manhattan from the water: the Circle Line Cruise

My very first “housewarming” gift in New York City was a copy of The Best Things to Do in New York. It’s been an awesome resource in an overwhelming city for the tried-and-true tourist spots, quirky festivals and neighborhoods that are worth a wander. When it came to the Circle Line Cruise, the book’s authors […]

January 18, 2013 Continue reading…

Postcard from Dubrovnik

The New York Times recently posted The 46 Places to Go in 2013: the ultimate guide to this year’s wanderlust. I’ve only been to six of the cities mentioned (I’ve got my work cut out for me this year!), but seeing Hvar Island mentioned immediately made me nostalgic for Croatia. Dubrovnik didn’t quite make it […]

January 17, 2013 Continue reading…