NYC Date Night Midtown

NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

It’s extremely rare that my boyfriend isn’t working on a weeknight so we made the most of it while we were in New York City. It was such a novelty to plan a date night on a Tuesday! This NYC date night isn’t super romantic – it was a pretty low-key evening exploring Midtown Manhattan, but I couldn’t have been happier. Whether it’s with someone … Continue reading NYC Date Night: Midtown Edition

Phantom of the Opera NYC

Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

When I was in New York, seeing a Broadway show was on my list of essential NYC experiences, along with seeing a Yankees game, riding the Staten Island Ferry, eating a street hot dog and going for a paddle on the lake in Central Park. Touristy? Yes. Unforgettable? Absolutely. Where would the performing arts be without Broadway? New York City’s most famous street has become … Continue reading Iconic New York City: Phantom of the Opera on Broadway

Notes on visiting MoMA

I went to MoMA for Monet’s Water Lilies but what stayed with me was what I learned about myself – namely, that I can leave the country, but I’ll take Australia with me wherever I go. Manhattan’s Museum of Modern Art held the two pieces I’ve been most excited about seeing, impressionist masterpieces Water Lilies by Claude Monet and The Starry Night by Vincent van Gogh.  … Continue reading Notes on visiting MoMA

Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

In a city that is waging a constant assault on your wallet, your waistline and your personal space bubble, the sweet relief of green space can be crucial. I tried to spend as much time as possible in New York City’s parks and of all of the ones I visited, Washington Square Park was my favourite. In fact, visiting Washington Square Park made it onto … Continue reading A Breath of Fresh Air in Washington Square Park

SoHo Cast Iron Historic District NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

I still can’t believe how much we squeezed in to our first day in New York City. I arrived on Wednesday night, but on Saturday my boyfriend and I had our first day off together, so we spent the whole day exploring. It was a hot, sunny day. I’d bought a new pair of Converse at Macy’s the day before, ready to pound the pavement. … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

Charleston Rainbow Row USA

Falling for Southern Charm in Charleston

Charleston, South Carolina, might seem like an unusual choice for a couple of twenty-somethings visiting the USA for the first time, but it ended up being one of my favourite cities. It wasn’t the Empire State Building, the Grand Canyon or the White House which made me want to visit the USA. It’s the country’s regional diversity, which still manages to put up a good … Continue reading Falling for Southern Charm in Charleston

Hipmunk City Love: Quick Guide to Philadelphia

As part of my partnership with Hipmunk, I’m bringing my readers a series of posts highlighting vibrant cities around the world that deserve more time in the spotlight. Philadelphia might get overlooked by its flashier sibling to the north, New York, and over-achieving Washington DC in the south, but the City of Brotherly Love has plenty of to offer travelers. It’s a big city, so … Continue reading Hipmunk City Love: Quick Guide to Philadelphia