Travel

My list of things-I-can’t-believe-I-still-haven’t-done-in-NYC

On Saturday night, I made a list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done yet in my four-and-a-half years of living in New York City: all the things that I’ve been meaning to do, but haven’t quite gotten around to. And then on Sunday, I went through the list and bought tickets, […]

January 17, 2017 Continue reading…

Where I’m going in 2017

I’m always hesitant to post about my travel plans too far in advance since so much of it seems to change–so much so that I rarely try to predict where the month, let alone the year, will take me. Some of my favorite trips in recent years have been very last-minute, and there are still places […]

January 3, 2017 Continue reading…

Looking back on 2016

Although I know that most of the interwebs are along the lines of womp womp womp can 2016 be over already, it was actually such a wonderful and memorable year for me personally: a pug puppy, getting engaged, a new job and far more travel than I expected! Somehow I managed to squeeze in 29 flights, […]

December 21, 2016 Continue reading…

How to: book club!

Over the past four and a half years in New York City, I’ve been a part of three book clubs: two failed, and one that’s been thriving since the summer of 2014. Book club has been such a fun part of my life in the city: it’s introduced me to new people and deepened existing […]

December 5, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a weekend away (in a carry-on)

One of the things I now consider myself an expert in: packing for a weekend away in a carry-on. I cannot count how many times I’ve left New York City on Thursday night and come back on a Sunday night, but it has been many–and it has always been in a bag small enough to […]

May 16, 2016 Continue reading…

“I could travel like you if someone else was paying for it, too”

The other day, I received on a comment on a post along the lines of: how can I trust you to give advice about how to travel more? If I had brands or tourism boards sponsoring me, it’d be a lot easier for me to travel as much as you do.  It’s a valid question: […]

April 25, 2016 Continue reading…

How to pack for a summer trip to Europe

Seven years ago, I graduated from college—and almost immediately hopped on a plane for a backpacking trip around Europe. I gallivanted through Germany, Czech Republic, Hungary, Switzerland, England, Austria and France for five weeks, mostly solo. Looking back on that trip, I feel like it was a lifetime ago: at 21 years old, I had […]

April 18, 2016 Continue reading…