WELCOMING SPRING AND THE OPPORTUNITY FOR GROWTH

“If flowers can teach themselves how to bloom after winter passes, so can you”

Technically, it’s spring in New York. But you could have fooled me. On the official ‘first day of spring’, I was walking around a snow covered Central Park. This being said, I witnessed the first buds of the year peeking through the fresh powder. And it gave me hope. Continue Reading

THE MOST STUNNING VIEWS IN NEW YORK CITY FOR UNDER $3

As I mentioned last week, my very best friend of over twenty years was in town for a whopping five days. Now, five days in New York feels more like five minutes. Much like London, there is so much to see and do in this city that five years still may not be an acceptable amount of time to consider it an accomplished visit. Continue Reading

NOTABLE NORMALCIES / 3.24.17

Yet again, I was blessed with the presence of another visitor this past weekend. This time, my best friend of over twenty years arrived at JFK, ready for an east coast adventure. There were a few highlights to this weekend that deserve sharing. Even though the most entertaining moments included lying in bed utilizing snapchat filters and crying from laughter. It’s the simple things, folks. I was sad to see her leave, especially with the somewhat {okay, extremely} chaotic week I have had.  There is no better feeling than coming home to your best friend to vent, laugh, and drink too much wine. Continue Reading

WHAT TO KNOW BEFORE VISITING AUSCHWITZ

Visiting Auschwitz concentration camps in Oświęcim, Poland last year was by far, the most educational experience I’ve ever encountered in my life. I do not believe I will ever manage to put into words just how much of an impact it made on me. Recalling my visit now disheartens me, and it is honestly difficult to write about. But I feel it is important for us to reflect on history, in the hopes that it will never repeat itself. Continue Reading

MARCH 18

Last night, as I hurriedly swiped my metro card through the 135th street metro station in Harlem, the ‘warning’ that my card expires on March 18, 2017 arose. Oushhhh. March 18th. A day that has held such an important meaning to me for the last three years. Each year it finds a way of exposing itself to me, just to make certain I notice it. Continue Reading

AN UNHELPFUL TRAVEL GUIDE TO PRAGUE

Let’s get right into it, shall we? I had a terrible time in Prague. I suffered a breakup, which drove me to lie in bed watching Netflix, instead of exploring the Czech capital. I regret my inability to get off my ass, but tough times call for New Girl re-runs. As it turns out, I almost didn’t incorporate Prague into my blog at all. I figured I had nothing to offer my readers, I took very few photos, and I held a bitter taste in my mouth reminiscing on my time spent there. And yet, here we are. And here is an unhelpful travel guide to Prague.

You’re welcome.

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NOTABLE NORMALCIES / 3.15.17

I use blogging as an outlet. The majority of the time. Of course, I would love for this blog to eventually become a plethora of useful information and advice regarding the different locations I have traveled to around the world. And I am slowly in the process of shifting gears and focusing on this more frequently.

With that being said, I want to always leave room for the personal stuff. The stuff that half of my readers will mindlessly scroll past to get to the guides, travel tips, and other useful things. But the things that I will be able to reflect on years down the road. While I am still ‘en route’ and still very much so dedicated to writing. Continue Reading