Travel

Notes on following your dream

There’s something that’s been bothering me lately: this concept where a life in which you travel is inherently better than one in which you don’t. It goes without saying that I love to travel and that I find it incredibly valuable in a multitude of ways. Going to new cities inspires me: wandering aimlessly down […]

April 17, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing about deciding where to stay in a new city

Whenever people visit New York City, I always ask where they’re staying–and whenever the answer is Midtown or Times Square, I always cringe on the inside. Sure, there are tons of hotels and a bunch of the main “touristy” spots in the city (Grand Central Terminal, New York Public Library, Empire State Building, etc.). But […]

April 5, 2017 Continue reading…

Seven years of daring to dream

Seven years ago today, I published the very first post on this blog. Since then, I’ve written more than a thousand blog posts–about places I’ve been and what I’m reading and all of the twenty-something-in-the-city feelings. I started my very first blog post with a quote: Dare to live the life you’ve dreamed for yourself. Move […]

March 30, 2017 Continue reading…

One thing to ask when you’re afraid

One of the things that I find really helpful when I’m feeling nervous about something (whether it’s big or small) is to ask myself one question: “What’s the worst that can happen?”  in traveling and life, we often overestimate the risks or worry about the things we can’t control. We expend all of our energy worrying […]

March 15, 2017 Continue reading…

The best list of beach reads, V3

It’s no secret by now that I love to read, and I read often. That said, I’m not much for the reading challenges that seem to be all the rage these days or setting goals around the number of books I want to read. I’d say I average about a book a week, but there are […]

March 6, 2017 Continue reading…

Notes on my pre-airplane routine

Although I’m certainly not a full-time traveler, travel is still (obviously) a big part of my life. I average about 30 flights a year, mostly for pleasure but a few for business. I almost always fly out of JFK, and fly JetBlue 75% of the time and generally fly Delta whenever JetBlue doesn’t offer a […]

February 28, 2017 Continue reading…

How to: be more productive

My productivity is probably the most remarked upon trait by my boyfriend and friends. One of my favorite quotes by my best friend about me? “I get tired just thinking about being you.” My boyfriend and several other friends wholeheartedly agreed, ha! To be honest, it’s been tough for me to write down my tips […]

February 23, 2017 Continue reading…