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Date night: Amateur Night at the Apollo!

One item on my list of all the things I can’t believe I haven’t done in New York City: Amateur Night at the Apollo Theater. In general, Harlem is an area that I've really neglected in my time in New York City: although I know there are tons of...
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The best of Secret Bay

Secret Bay is basically what honeymoon dreams are made of: personal staff, plunge pools and private villas overlooking the Caribbean. It comes as no surprise that we are very much beach people: my idea of the perfect unplugged vacation involves a...
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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...
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The best of Rosalie Bay

After kicking off our honeymoon with a few super relaxing days in Saint Lucia, we headed over to Dominica for a bit of adventure. We started our trip at Rosalie Bay, which was such a wonderful welcome to the island. Located on the island's wild...
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The best of Saint Lucia

I was chatting with someone the other day about living in New York City and how it affects the types of vacations I take: the constant chaos of the city leaves me craving something calmer, which is why I end up in the Caribbean so often. Bonus points...
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One thing to fully relax

One thing that I try to do fairly regularly (but without much success): completely disconnect. Although I meditate for 20 minutes every morning with my phone on airplane mode, it's not always a complete escape: there's often a frolicking pug at my...
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St Lucia + Dominica: on video!

We've been greeted by quite the blast of cold weather in New York City! Snowstorm Stella and the resulting frigid temperatures, subway delays and knee-high slush puddles have left me daydreaming about the Caribbean paradise we just left. So if you...
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Notes from a honeymoon

We’re back from a wonderful honeymoon to the islands of Saint Lucia and Dominica! As David quipped: “So far every day of marriage has felt like a tropical paradise.” Ha! Putting that to the test now that we’ve been reunited with our pug on the eve of...
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One thing to help with the winter blues

Scandinavia is infamous for its long, dark winters and famed for its happy people , and it's no doubt that those two things can be (partially) explained by its sauna culture. Saunas are viewed as necessities, not luxuries: they help with physical and...
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Six tips for a Spa Castle adventure

I've been intrigued by Spa Castle for a long time: it's a Korean spa complex with a bit of a mixed reputation. I love relaxing in saunas and steam rooms and spas, and it's pretty rare to find a spa experience like that in New York City. So my...
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