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How to save money while living in NYC

One of the most common questions I receive is how I’ve afforded to travel so much. I’m not a trust-fund kid or a full-time travel blogger; I’m currently working full-time in New York City. I’ve traveled because I work, I save, I live frugally and I make travel a priority–no matter where I am in […]

April 12, 2013 Continue reading…

Good things come in threes

It’s been said that good things come in threes: as of today, I’ve been blogging for three incredible years and I’ve got FOUR brilliant travel plans to share. The past year of blogging took me back to Paris and Nice, sailing through Croatia and the San Blas Islands, cruising to the Bahamas from Miami, driving […]

April 2, 2013 Continue reading…

Coming full circle

Last week, I went to Las Vegas for work. It was a hectic week: recovering from the flu, managing my first trade show, squeezing in a 24-hour visit with my mom (complete with shopping, dinner and a Cirque de Soleil show!). Busy as it was, I managed to soak up a tiny bit of sunshine […]

March 22, 2013 Continue reading…

Remembering to live, not just work

I’m a rare breed in the world of PR, marketing and social media: I’ve always taken a noontime break and left work at 5 p.m. Even though I usually bring my own lunch to save money, I take a lunchtime walk to stretch my legs or write letters in the sunshine. Sometimes I leave my […]

March 18, 2013 Continue reading…

Turn off your phone, tune back into life

One of my goals for 2013 was to take better care of my body—the yoga and meditation retreat in the Berkshires was a wonderful start! To help eliminate my chronic back issues, I’ve started seeing an acupuncturist and herbalist. She strongly recommended a greens-based multivitamin, a more varied diet, and that I quit drinking coffee (or at […]

February 22, 2013 Continue reading…

What do I need to move to a new city?

One of the most common conversations I seem to have with friends, friends of friends, blog readers is what it takes to move to a new city. I’m certainly no expert, but I have moved to three brand-new cities in the past four years without going broke or being too lonely. I’ve managed to find […]

February 19, 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…