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City Stories: The Four City East Coast Road Trip Guide

Summer is officially here! You know what that means? It's time for you and the family to get out there and explore! Trips to Disneyland and Six Flags are always good options, but why not try something different this year like creating your own…
Lovage Rooftop Review New York City Rooftop Bar

Lovage Rooftop: The After-Work NYC Rooftop Bar

Summer in New York City is glorious. It's the time of year when we rush to rooftop bars to enjoy cocktails with a view. So naturally, checking out Lovage Rooftop was at the top of my wishlist this summer. Lovage Rooftop is a new stylish rooftop…

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New York City Resources For Finding Fun Things To Do in NYC

12 Resources For Finding Things To Do In New York City

There’s never a dull moment in the Big Apple. Yet, if you don’t know where to look for things to do in NYC, you can easily find yourself on the sidelines missing out. Whether you're a New Yorker making plans for the weekend or a visitor…
Fun Things To Do When You're Spending A Weekend Lexington New York City Hotel

Fun Weekend in New York City: Exploring Midtown

I’m a big fan of short weekend trips. Short trips are a great way to discover new things while breaking free from day-to-day routines. With five boroughs and more neighborhoods than you can imagine, planning a weekend trip to New York City…
Fearless Girl Sculpture: Why Now Is A Good Time To Visit Fearless Girl in New York City

Why Now Is The Best Time To Visit The Fearless Girl in NYC

Since I don't get to play tourist often, spending a weekend in New York City is a big deal. It's the only time that I get to sightsee without time constraints. And even though I now live in Connecticut, my recent weekend jaunt reminded…

Row NYC Hotel Review: Row NYC Hotel Room Keys

Row NYC Hotel Review: A Times Square Hotel

A few weeks ago, a few friends from out-of-town and I had a chance to catch up in New York City. But instead of rushing back home to Connecticut, like I usually do, I decided to spend the weekend in the city. Since this was last-minute, I used As…
Hunter Mountain Discover Outdoors Day Trip From New York City

Hiking Hunter Mountain NY With Discover Outdoors

I love exploring the great outdoors but with a hectic schedule, long weekends and trips abroad were the only times that I'd get to escape. After focusing more on health and wellness this year, I stopped making excuses. The lack of time was no…
New York City helicopter tour with iconic sights like Statue of Liberty, Empire State Building

Iconic Landmarks To See On A New York City Helicopter Tour

Although I usually dread cutting trips short, flying over New York City is one of my favorite parts about coming back home. On a recent return flight, I took a good look at the city. I studied its skyscrapers, bridges and soccer fields. Looking…

Theatrical Performances in New York City in April 2017

Jaw-Dropping Theatrical Performances I Loved In April 2017

From contemporary ballet to the circus, there were lots of theatrical performances to check out in New York City in April. In case you didn’t get a chance to see these productions, here’s what you missed.   Theatrical Performances You…
Kokedama at Brooklyn Brainery: Make Your Own Living Moss Balls Class in New York City

DIY Kokedama at Brooklyn Brainery: Making A Herb Garden

Since my macrame plant hanger class, I've been thinking about starting an indoor herb garden. A windowsill full of fresh herbs would add a bit of greenery to my kitchen. I could also use the herbs to garnish cocktails and add unique flavors…
Butter Lane Cupcakes: Cupcakes 101

Cupcakes 101: Yummy Cupcakes At Butter Lane Cupcakes

When it comes to baking, I'm a late bloomer. While most people learned how to bake when they were young, I baked my first cupcake last week. Ha! Even though I try to avoid the kitchen at all costs. I'm slowly warming up to the idea of cooking…

Circus 1903 Circus Show at Madison Square Garden Theatre

Circus 1903: Circus Like You've Never Seen Before!

Circus made big headlines this year. After 100 years in business, Ringling Bros. called it quits. And just when I thought that circus was gone for good, Circus 1903 - The Golden Age of Circus made its world debut at The Theater at Madison…
The Strangest, An Arab Storytelling Play about colonization in Algeria

The Strangest: An Algerian StoryTelling Murder Mystery

"The Strangest" did an incredible job setting the scene. As soon as we walked into the 4th Street Theatre, we entered a traditional Algerian storytelling café. The room was dimly lit. Colorful ornate rugs decorated the floor. While we waited…
Winter and Spring Events In New York City and London

Fun Winter and Spring Events In New York City and London

New York City and London are two of the most exciting cities in the world. At the center of food, art, and culture, both cities are bold and vibrant. But what's New York like during winter? Honestly, I love New York but winters are the worse! Expect…