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The Real Pros & Cons of Living in NYC to Know BEFORE Moving to NYC

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So you’re thinking about moving to New York City and you want a real honest look at the positive and negative aspects of living in NYC? Well, as a native New Yorker (and an 8 year NYC Airbnb host), I gotchu! Here are some eye-opening things to prepare yourself with before living in NYC. Important…

The 37 Top-Rated Finger Lakes Wineries & Vineyards to Visit

Are you thinking about planning a Finger Lakes getaway and want to include some of best wine-tasting experiences? With hundreds of the best Finger Lake vineyards, breweries, and cider houses to choose from, it can feel overwhelming knowing where to start. So here we have compiled a list of the 37 best Finger Lakes wineries…

51 Things to Know Before Traveling to the Dominican Republic For the First Time

Is it your first time traveling to the Dominican Republic? Do you want the quick 411 to everything you need to know before visiting the Dominican Republic? Traveling to a new country for the first time can overwhelming no matter where you go or how much time you spend there. Especially if you’re planning a…

47 Wonderful & Fun Things to Do in San Antonio + Hidden Gems

When I first heard of San Antonio, Texas, I pictured a small town overshadowed by the city of Austin’s growing popularity. But in the search for cultural heritage in Texas, I found myself casually driving into San Antonio to check it out with little expectations. And let me tell you, I struck gold. As I…

Visiting Boyle Heights in Los Angeles: Hidden Cultural Gems & Things to Do

Boyle Heights, Los Angeles is a vibrant and historic neighborhood rich in its celebration of Latinx heritage and cultural resilience. If you’re in Los Angeles and looking for an experience that will take you through meaningful historical and cultural spaces, head to this special neighborhood and check out one of the 30+ unique things and…

30+ Best Finger Lakes Wine Tours: A Wine Tasting Paradise

Looking for the best Finger Lakes Wine tours? We’ve got you covered! It’s no secret that the Finger Lakes region is one of the best places to visit in upstate New York. With uniquely beautiful things to do in the Finger Lakes, and wonderful places to stay in the Finger Lakes, tourists and New Yorkers…

Grand Canyon in the Winter: 30+ Things to Do, Where To Stay & How to Get There

There isn’t anything quite like the Grand Canyon in all of the United States. Anyone who has visited knows the deep views and immense feeling of smallness is what makes a Grand Canyon vacation part of the American experience. However, those who have visited the Grand Canyon will often comment on two other things: crowds…

Where to Stay in the Finger Lakes: Best Towns, Hotels & Resorts

The Finger Lakes offers a little bit of everything for all types of travelers. That’s why it’s one of my favorite places to visit in New York State! For outdoor lovers, this includes stunning waterfalls, swimming holes, horseback riding, and some of New York’s most epic hiking trails. If you love culture and history, the…

Dominican Republic Culture, Traditions & Important History to Know Before Your Trip

Hello dear reader, it seems you’ve clicked right into a Dominican culture pop quiz! A couple of questions for you: In the Dominican Republic, do you kiss both cheeks when saying hello or just one?  Is it appropriate to turn down homemade food when offered to you?  Are Dominicans Black? White? Indigenous?  Which religions do…

34 Best Dominican Republic Beaches + Beautiful Hidden Gems

As one of the most popular vacation destinations in the Caribbean, it is safe to assume that when people think Dominican Republic, they think BEACHES. And Dominican Republic beaches are plentiful since the country boasts about 800 miles of coastline; with the Atlantic Ocean creating wonderful surf waves in the north, and the Caribbean sea…