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July 2013

The five key pieces to pack for Iceland

No matter what time of year it is, be prepared for a chill in Iceland. The temperatures average around freezing in winter and creep up to highs of 60 degrees Fahrenheit in the summer. Even during the 24 hours of daylight in summer, blue skies and...
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Do, Eat, Drink: Williamsburg

 I'm not a "New Yorker" by any means, but I've lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink in Williamsburg (where I...
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Do, Eat, Drink: Brooklyn

 I'm not a "New Yorker" by any means, but I've lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink in Brooklyn: I'll update...
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Do, Eat, Drink: Lower East Side

I'm not a "New Yorker" by any means, but I've lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink on the Lower East Side...
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Do, Eat, Drink: Manhattan

 I'm not a "New Yorker" by any means, but I've lived in the city long enough to host quite a few visitors, plan several days of fun and start to find my favorite local haunts. Here are my favorite things to do, eat and drink in Manhattan: I'll update...
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A new site, and a charming way with words

A few years ago, a fortune cookie told me You have a charming way with words. I tucked the fortune into my wallet, and carried it around with me as I traveled, wrote, took photos. A friend noticed it last summer, noting what an apt description it...
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The best scoops around the world

JULY IS NATIONAL ICE CREAM MONTH. When I realized that last week, it necessitated an immediate tweet and prompted me to a) start making ice cream dates with every soul in New York City and b) reflect on the best ice cream I've eaten.      After...
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Postcard from the Golden Circle

For many visitors to Iceland, the Golden Circle is their ultimate road trip: the popular loop features a waterfall, a geysir and a national park, all within a day's driving of Reykjavik. Although we had seen dozens of waterfalls and a constant...
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The guide to traditional Reykjavik

As much as I loved the hipster side of Reykjavik, the city isn't all beanies and beards (although it's certainly all Instagram-able). While it's merely a town by international standards with a population of 120,000 (the same size as the suburb I grew...
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Dominating the world (or maybe not)

To preface this entire post: the biggest thing I learned at World Domination Summit is that I don't like conferences. I don't like large crowds of people and I don't like schedules. Small talk drains me. I prefer exploring a city on my own, by...
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