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New York in July: 28 Fun Things to Do + Special Events (NYC Summer)

July is one of the most popular months to visit New York, and for good reason. The hot weather is perfect for enjoying the city’s parks and outdoor attractions, plus there are countless festivals and concerts. Visitors can also enjoy seasonal, summer-only activities- like free kayaking and outdoor movie nights! From firework extravaganzas to the…

19 Gorgeous Boutique Hotels in Antigua, Guatemala for a Lovely Vacation

The ancient capital of Antigua is Guatemala’s most popular destination. It’s perfect for travelers seeking a glimpse into the region’s rich history and culture as well as day trips to the surrounding natural wonders. And selecting the perfect boutique hotel in Antigua is the best way to ensure a comfortable start to your Guatemala vacation!…

What to Wear in New York: Fashion & Practicality (2024) + NYC Packing List

A woman at a park in New York City.

As a born-and-raised New Yorker with a love for style, comfort, practicality, these are my insider tips on how to curate the perfect NYC packing list. From travel must-haves to fashion essentials, here’s everything you need to know before you go. Let’s create you an NYC wardrobe that’s not only functional but also cute, so…

23 Uniquely Fun Things to Do In Guatemala City (Local’s Guide)

A plaza in Guatemala City

Guatemala’s capital is the biggest city in Central America, yet it remains overlooked by most travelers who only pass through it on their way to more popular Guatemalan destinations. But Guatemala City offers unique hidden city gems and cultural insights that can further contextualize your Guatemalan travels! From gastronomical experiences to historical attractions, here are…

18 Uniquely Beautiful Lakes in the Adirondacks to Visit

At over 6 million acres, the Adirondack Park is one of the largest protected natural areas in the United States. A favorite of outdoor enthusiasts, the park features 46 “high peaks” (over 4,000 feet); which many take on as a challenge, climbing them all to  join the coveted Forty Sixers Club. And between the mountains…

14 Charming Small Towns in Western New York to Visit + Hidden Gems

When someone mentions Western New York (WNY), most immediately think of Buffalo and Rochester. But hidden in the foothills and plains are also some of the most adorable little towns with their own charming attractions. What I love about these small towns is that they don’t have the large crowds and the hustle and bustle…