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Most of us are – hopefully – happy or at least content with the way their lives go; chasing their dreams with more or less commitment. But what do you do if you feel like this just isn’t the way you’ve planned it, that there is something more to the monotonous everyday routine? Let me introduce you to the “world’s happiest man”, whose ambitions now made him a fixture in …

[ Written by guest | 13 Jan 2014 | One Comment | ]

What inspires you to take a photograph? What is it that makes you pull out the camera and want to visually preserve something that caught your eye? For New York based photographer Jordan Matter, inspiration struck when he watched his son play with a toy bus: It should be possible to capture enthusiasm and joy in an image; with the people in the picture being alive and wholly present in …

[ Written by guest | 11 Dec 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

One of my more curious features comes into the picture, when it gets to exploring the arts as I quite often end up in off-the-beaten-track art galleries over the ones with lines longer than Ben&Jerry’s shelves.
If you have already visited The Museum of Modern Art, here comes an artsy option more in touch with Mother Nature. This is a short guide to spot street art in “The World’s Biggest Urban …

[ Written by Rita | 25 Nov 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Brooklyn. New York borough with flip flops, gardens, art graduates and brimming cultural variety, located a dirty and bumpy ride away from always buzzing Manhattan.
What were my thoughts about it before I got a chance to live there? For me, it was the kingdom of skinny jeans, eclectic arts and warehouses. Littld did I know that it would one day take my breath away, a little more every moment I …

[ Written by Rita | 25 Oct 2013 | 3 Comments | ]

Busy taxi driver turned incredible human nature photographer, Matt Weber, has finally released his urban life photography after 30 years. Inspired by the snapshots of life he encountered on the roads of New York City, he began capturing the soft, emotional and human element to the gritty city. And what he featured highly in his series was the romance between couples and lovers who litter the streets at every turn. …

[ Written by Sophie | 17 Oct 2013 | No Comment | ]

I moved to Bed-Stuy a couple of months ago with mixed feelings. Was this part of Brooklyn going to be an unsafe area for a young travelette? Or was it going to be an inspiring environment with a unique vibe?
After a bit of online research I decided to pack my suitcase and go find out for myself. Despite the neighborhood’s bad reputation, I wanted to feed my curiosity. For an adventurous …

[ Written by Rita | 27 Sep 2013 | 6 Comments | ]

 
I love New York! I hate New York! I love New York!
Love and hate are the words that I have heard more than once during my current stay in The city. Locals love it, but they also hate it.
Why?
There might not be time or place to breathe between the buildings touching the sky, it’s expensive and people have to work hard just to get by. But it’s also the number …

[ Written by Rita | 3 Sep 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

Would you say it’s legal to camp in Central Park? Probably not.
My fellow Travelettes’ recent articles on camping and glamping reminded me of my New York bucket list which holds all the things I still want to do or experience when I get back to the city. This list also includes rooftop camping. Even though friends and I had toyed with the idea of setting up tents atop their Brooklyn …

[ Written by guest | 23 Aug 2013 | 5 Comments | ]

New York summers can be tough: It’s hot, it’s humid and it feels like there is no air left to breathe. And while you slowly melt outside in the gruelling heat, air conditioners will chill you to the bone once you’ve entered a building. So here are some tried and true tips on how to still spend a perfect summer in the city!

1. If you’re an early bird, how about …

[ Written by guest | 26 Jul 2013 | 8 Comments | ]

The streets of New York usually allow only two viewing directions: People either stare upwards or gaze down from the city’s skyscrapers, either looking to catch some rays of the rare sunlight or exploring the urban canyon far away from the noise of the busy streets.
But this wouldn’t be New York if it didn’t offer another perspective. Besides the streets, the subway, the skyline, and the skyscraper, there is another, …

[ Written by guest | 14 May 2013 | 2 Comments | ]
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