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On days like these I adore New York City – these balmy afternoons when walking through Greenwich Village feels like I’ve stumbled onto the movie set of every idyllic New York-based film I’ve watched growing up. I am sitting in Washington Square Park on the edge of that center fountain that seems to double as the town’s watering hole where red-faced locals and tourists alike all soak their feet. In front …

[ Written by Nikki | 8 Jun 2015 | 10 Comments | ]

If you had to find a home for the world’s first and only museum dedicated to all things pizza, you’d probably put it in New York City, home of the thin, triangular slices, or Chicago, where deep-dish pies rule. Maybe it’d be somewhere in Italy, where the art of pizza was perfected.
But I bet you’d never think to put it in Philadelphia (even though that’s exactly where it is today).

I …

[ Written by Katka | 15 May 2015 | 7 Comments | ]

I have fond memories of my time spent in Charleston, South Carolina – it was only befitting that I return there to plan my friend Lindsey’s Bachelorette party. My college friends and I have a very special bond, and even though we live in different parts of the world, Charleston is a place that can always bring us together. But this happened to be the first time since graduation when all of us were in the same …

[ Written by Katka | 24 Apr 2015 | One Comment | ]

In New York each week seems to bring on a new tidal wave of restaurants that fight to become the city’s best. Whether embracing the latest ‘farm-to-table’ trend, pushing the limits of molecular gastronomy or exploring the world of ‘urban foraging,’ New York restaurants, like its people, will make it anywhere if they can survive here.

The following restaurants are iconic New York establishments that have passed the test of time …

[ Written by Nikki | 14 Apr 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

When I plan a trip, I have a tendency to pack a lot in. I want to do everything, which makes me a prime victim for ‘travel burnout’. The thing is, there are just so many exciting adventures to have around the world. This isn’t any less true when exploring along the North American west coast. In my recent road trip from the absolutely wonderful Vancouver, Canada to San Francisco, California, I …

[ Written by guest | 2 Apr 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

When Frontier Airlines decided to cancel my flight from Kansas City to New York for no reason, I was pissed.
“We can rebook you on a flight that leaves at 8am in the morning,” the airline representative told me. “Or we can rebook you on something that leaves the next day.”
Neither of those options really worked out for me, and on top of it, the airline refused to pay for a …

[ Written by Katka | 26 Mar 2015 | 3 Comments | ]

As ever so often during university, I had big dreams but only little money. One of them was wanting to see the lakes, cities and mountains of North America, and take as much time for it as I needed (a month, it turned out, wasn’t enough). Alas, my bank was constantly pestering me with reminder emails of overdraft charges – oh the joys. With months of overtime hours, and saving pennies …

[ Written by Caroline | 24 Mar 2015 | 8 Comments | ]

It’s a frigid day in New York City and my large, beige jacket is straining to keep me warm against the whiplash of wind hitting my face. I am quickly shuffling alongside local comedian and filmmaker, Jeff Cerulli, who hails from Long Island and now resides in the increasingly popular Astoria neighborhood of Queens. Having grown up in the New York City comedy scene for 10 years, Jeff is a …

[ Written by Nikki | 13 Mar 2015 | 5 Comments | ]

New York City and San Francisco certainly might have the most brunch joints per capita, but I like to think that Charleston, South Carolina takes the title of “Ultimate Best Brunch” in the USA. You won’t find national chain restaurants on the peninsula – almost every dining establishment in the area is locally-owned and grown, making Charleston’s brunch cuisine even more unique. Here is a selection of classics to choose from …

[ Written by Katka | 21 Feb 2015 | One Comment | ]

New York City is a place fortunate enough to experience all four seasons each year. While summer is one of the more popular times to visit, winter can be just as charming, if not more fun! As someone who was born and raised in New York, I know that a winter trip here is definitely an experience not to be missed.
Where to stay
I’m not going to lie – hotels (and …

[ Written by Katka | 11 Feb 2015 | 7 Comments | ]
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