A Day in New York City [Part 3]

Welcome to the final installment of our ‘Day in New York City’ series! Last year, I finally made it to the Big Apple for a three-day weekend (courtesy of a work trip, extended). I’ve recapped the first couple days of the trip here and here. Now, how we spent our final day in New York City!

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A Day in New York City [Part 2]

After a day full of seeing some of the main sights in NYC (read part one), on day two we were ready to take a more casual approach to exploring. We meandered through different parks and neighborhoods, stopping to eat along the way (of course) and ended the night at a speakeasy! Read on for the details.

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A Day in New York City [Part 1]

Last year around this time, I took my first trip to NYC. Living abroad, everyone I met seemed enamored with the Big Apple and someday visiting the iconic city. I realized, then, that I’d seen more of Europe than the states and have been actively working to balance the scales. So, when the opportunity to visit New York City came up through work I was thrilled for the opportunity. We decided to tack on a weekend to explore the city and over the next few weeks, I’ll share our experience in this ‘A Day in New York City’ series. Enjoy!  Read more “A Day in New York City [Part 1]”

7 No-Brainer Things to Do in Seattle

Last year, I finally made my way to the Pacific Northwest to explore a new part of the U.S. As a first-timer, I relied on recommendations from friends and online reviews to build an itinerary of things to do in Seattle. In only a couple days, you can see and do quite a bit. Is a trip to Seattle in your future? Add these stops to your itinerary: Read more “7 No-Brainer Things to Do in Seattle”

4 Stops to Make in Seattle’s Pike Place Market

Pike Place Market is one of Seattle’s liveliest neighborhoods. Started in the early 1900s, the market is a community of hundreds of vendors selling fresh, locally produced foods and handcrafted products. If you’re going to Seattle, definitely plan to saunter through the market to take in all the sights and sounds. There’s something exciting about wandering through a bustling market, checking out all the local goods for sale. But, it can also lead to sensory overload. So, if you start to feel overwhelmed then at the very least bear in mind my recommendations for stops to make in Seattle’s Pike Place Market.  Read more “4 Stops to Make in Seattle’s Pike Place Market”