Places

Date night: rowing in Central Park!

I actually love staying in the city over long weekends: no traffic or higher prices to deal with, and the city is delightfully quiet and laid-back. Whenever we have a few extra “weekend” days to explore the city, I always like to check something off my New York City bucket list. This time: rowing boats in Central […]

September 8, 2016 Continue reading…

A day at Versailles

My main takeaway from Versailles: (somewhat) glad we went, but not in any rush to go back. The last time I went to Versailles, I was 16: I remember enjoying Marie Antoinette’s Petit Trianon and the general splendor of the chateau, but not much else. Fast forward 12 years, to a time when travel is […]

September 1, 2016 Continue reading…

The two tours in Paris I recommend

To be honest, I’m not too much of a tour person: I’d almost always rather explore a new city on my own. My two exceptions: bike tours and river cruises. Although I bike regularly in New York City, I always find it easier to get the hang of biking in a new city with a […]

August 31, 2016 Continue reading…

A weekend in Pigalle

Montmartre and Pigalle are possibly one of the most “touristy” neighborhoods in Paris that I’ve barely spent any time in: I’ve never been too drawn to the Moulin Rouge (I’ve still never seen the movie!), and although I have eaten at the famous Amelie cafe, once was enough. But on this last trip to Paris, my […]

August 25, 2016 Continue reading…

A weekend in Cambridge

To be completely honest: although our time in Cambridge was the main reason for our trip overseas (a dear friend’s nuptials!), I didn’t have super high expectations of our time there beyond being very excited for the wedding festivities. As soon as we arrived, though, I was completely charmed by this university town on the River […]

August 18, 2016 Continue reading…

Paris: on video!

We’re back home after a wonderful visit to Paris and Cambridge, and honestly, I am so thrilled to be reunited with Gertie! That said, I had so much fun playing tour guide in Paris: we went back to all of my favorite places, checked out a few touristy things that I hadn’t done since I was […]

August 16, 2016 Continue reading…

Postcard from Nyack

I’m constantly surprised at how different life is once you leave the five boroughs of New York City: you don’t have to go too far before you feel like you’re surrounded by fresh air and silence, instead of the constant smog and chaos of the city. The Hudson River Valley is full of adorable, laid-back […]

August 4, 2016 Continue reading…