Washington Square Park Fountain NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Washington Square Park

We covered a LOT of ground in our first day in New York City, so I’ve broken this up into a few blog posts. We started in SoHo, then wandered through beautiful Washington Square Park before exploring the West Village. In the late afternoon, we walked through the Meatpacking District and made our way back uptown to Hell’s Kitchen via The Highline. After a brief siesta in the … Continue reading Meeting Manhattan: Washington Square Park

SoHo Cast Iron Historic District NYC

Meeting Manhattan: Behind the beautiful facades in SoHo

We covered a LOT of ground in our first day in New York City. We started in SoHo, then wandered through beautiful Washington Square Park before exploring the West Village. In the late afternoon, we walked through the Meatpacking District and made our way back uptown to Hell’s Kitchen via The High Line. After a brief siesta in the apartment, we headed back out that … 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

The Spotted Pig West Village NYC

My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

My first Michelin Star dining experience was eating a burger. Admittedly, this wasn’t in a fast food joint, but at The Spotted Pig, a very popular gastropub in New York’s West Village. It was the most expensive burger I’ve ever had, but presumably, it will be my cheapest Michelin meal. I only have a handful of photos from this evening, and most of them make … Continue reading My first Michelin Star: A burger at The Spotted Pig, NYC

Bright buildings in New Orleans

Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Every year I like to look back and choose my top 5 travel experiences that defined the year. Last year, it was more about “big” experiences like seeing the Great Barrier Reef, the Daintree Rainforest and the best beach in Australia. Looking back, the experiences that stood out the most for me this year had more to do with time spent wandering and little discoveries, … Continue reading Top 5 Travel Experiences 2015

Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions

Confession time: I re-read my 2015 Travel Resolutions post maybe twice this year. And when I did? “Slow down, crazy!” were pretty much the only thoughts that popped into my head. At the start of the year, I made a very ambitious list of “travel resolutions” for 2015. Re-reading the list now, I have to giggle at how much I was planning to squeeze into … Continue reading Reflecting on my 2015 Travel Resolutions