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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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In honor of female friendship: my favorite lady dates

In honor of Galentine's Day: without a doubt, one of the things I value most in my life are my female friendships. I feel incredibly lucky to be surrounded by such clever, hard-working, hilarious and beautiful women, and I know that these...
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A weekend in the Catskills

As much as I love productive city weekends and quick island jaunts to somewhere sunnier, there's nothing more relaxing than an upstate weekend escape. I'm always amazed at how much peace, quiet and open space can be found just a couple of hours from...
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View from the San Juan Marriott Resort in Puerto Rico

A weekend in San Juan

San Juan is easily one of my favorite winter escapes: this is the third time I’ve gone in four years, mostly because it’s so reliably sunny and warm and easy. I can get my fill of sweet plantains, fish tacos, sunshine and colorful buildings in 36...
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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...
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A very long weekend in Austin (with Gertie!)

We decided to end 2016 and start 2017 in Austin, Texas! I've visited this quirky little capital city twice before: once on my road trip to New York City in 2012, and then for a weekend to check out the culinary scene and surrounding Texas Hill...
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The best of St Bart’s

Holy moly St Bart's! This was certainly one of those pinch-me travel experiences: we flew over on an eight-person plane and landed on one of the world's most dangerous (and most photogenic) landings, drank copious amounts of rosé and ate plenty of...
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Le Barthelemy: on video!

There are some trips where I have to pinch myself to remember that this crazy travel life isn't a dream: this past weekend in stunning St Bart's was one of them. I headed down to this gorgeous destination in the Caribbean to check out the island's...
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Postcard from Central Park in fall

Central Park is one of my favorite places in the city in all seasons, but it's especially hard to beat in fall. The foliage is just so gorgeous! And one of my favorite (and fairly underrated) spots in the park is the Pool, located off 103rd Street on...
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The best of Barbados

"Ah, but those aren't real islands, with real flavor," my cab driver replied, when he asked where else I'd visited in the region. "Barbados, this is the real Caribbean." I wasn't sure what to expect when I arrived in Barbados, other than sunshine and...
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