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19 Fun Ideas to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in NYC

As a local New Yorker, I’m here to give you the inside scoop on enjoying New York City, New Year’s Eve style! NYE in NYC is an adventure filled with endless possibilities. From dazzling shows to dancing atop the city’s best rooftop bars, and witnessing spectacular fireworks lighting up the skyline, the options for New…

34 Unique & Fun Things to Do in Antigua, Guatemala (By a Local)

Antigua is an absolute gem in the central highlands of Guatemala. It’s bursting with rich cultural heritage and unique architecture, including historical landmarks. The natural surroundings are just as breathtaking, with stunning views of volcanoes like Agua, Fuego, and Acatenango. Not to mention all the outdoor activities you can enjoy here, like hiking and horseback…

23 Beautiful Things to Do in NYC in December + Hidden Gems

New York City in December is a magical time to visit, especially if you’re ready to get in the holiday spirit. Festive decorations and twinkling lights take over the city, along with countless seasonal events. With the winter just starting, temperatures aren’t too frigid yet, so you can also still enjoy plenty of outdoor activities….

24 Spectacular Places & Things to Do in Madeira, Portugal

The Portuguese Island of Madeira is a dot in the vast Atlantic Ocean, on the African tectonic plate. This hidden gem paradise is just a 5-ish hour flight from NYC (direct)! And it is renowned for its lush jungles, volcanic topography, and mountainous coastlines. But best of all, it boasts a year-round pleasant climate that…

23 Things to Know Before You Travel to Madeira, Portugal

A woman standing on a mountain during a hike in Madeira, Portugal

Did you know there is a Portuguese island just a 5.5 hour direct flight from NYC? Welcome to the special island of Madeira! Uniquely located in the Atlantic Ocean, on the African tectonic plate, this lush and vibrant island is paradisaical hidden gem. Full of magical hikes, natural swimming pools, gorgeous beaches, and so much…

REVIEW of My Yoga Retreat at Mandala de Masca in Tenerife, Spain

Mandala de Masca is a yoga retreat space perched up in the mighty mountains of the Masca Valley. I was lucky enough to join the Yoga Chakras Retreat for 8 days and 7 nights in August of 2023. Alongside 10 other travelers, we embarked on a once-in-a-lifetime experience of wellness and reconnection through workshops, yoga,…

Fall in Upstate New York: 31 Wonderful Things to Do & Places to See

Every year, travelers come from around the world to visit our beautiful autumn foliage in Upstate New York. That’s because fall is simply one of the best times to visit New York, not just for the outdoor gems like gorgeous hiking trails, but also because fall in Upstate New York brings harvest festivals, small-town celebrations,…

25 Beautiful Things to Do in NYC in November + Hidden Gems & Events

A bridge in Central Park surrounded by trees and with buildings in the background in fall in NYC

New York City in November is the perfect time to visit. The weather is crisp, there’s vibrant foliage, and the holidays are just beginning. In November, NYC events take over the city, from marathons and film festivals to holiday parades. With comfortable temperatures and fewer crowds, you can’t go wrong with a trip to NYC…

19 Uniquely Fun Things to Do in New Paltz, NY + Hidden Gems

New Paltz is a small town in the Catskills surrounded by wilderness and world-renowned for its outdoor opportunities. Backed by the beautiful Shawangunk Mountains, travelers to the town of New Paltz have access to countless hiking and biking trails, national parks, lakes, and stunning views of the valley below. New Paltz’ downtown is also fun…