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Navigating NYC: The Subway

April 3, 2018
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Uptown? Downtown? Local vs. Express? All phrases one may be unfamiliar with not being originally from or residing in NYC.  While there are many forms of transportation to get around the subway is like the veins of the city. Since moving here I would say the MTA is mostly reliable. However, if you were to ask the 5.6+ million people who ride the trains daily I’m sure they would agree that each trip is like a never-ending guessing game of making…

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48 in the Big Easy

August 24, 2017
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As you all know I’m all for maximizing weekends so about two weekends ago I hit New Orleans solo for 48 hours! While most think it’s solely great to visit for Mardi Gras there’s much more to make you visit year round. From the rich history, culture, and cuisine this magical city has stolen a piece of my heart. Where to Stay If you love being in the midst of the party opt for being in the French Quarter. However, since I…

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Solo Travel: 6 Lessons I’ve Learned

August 3, 2017

A little over 3 years ago I caught the solo travel bug and ventured to California for Coachella.  There was some initial fear leading up to the trip, however, it ended being eye-opening and truly one of the best experiences I’ve had in my life. Next week marks my 6th solo trip and to celebrate I’m sharing the lessons I’ve learned along the way. Lesson 1: You are the master of your destiny Solo travel is the ultimate indulgence.  It…

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No Carry On, No Problem: A Travel Hack for Budget Airlines

July 13, 2017

Even though you know 3 Ways to Travel like a Pro, sometimes ending up on a budget airline is inevitable.  With such cost-effective fare, you lose the luxuries other airlines provide unless you’re willing to pay a hefty fee. I recently flew Spirit and the cost to take a carry-on roundtrip was damn near close to another flight! To make matters worse, they had just reduced the size of their free personal item to “18 x 14 x 8 inches (45 x…

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3 Ways You Can Travel like a Pro

July 6, 2017

Many of us wish to travel but often don’t do so because of the many costs associated.  But what if I told you that you could take these trips by simply making these (3) slight adjustments to your current thought process & lifestyle. Let’s begin… 1. Be Flexible with your Dates & Destination If you asked me “Where to next?” I’d have no idea to be quite honest. Although I’ve shared a 365-day bucket list (here) earlier this year it solely…

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A New York Minute

October 8, 2016

What do Frank Sinatra, Jay-Z, & Alicia Keys have in common? Their love for New York.  Last weekend I traded the warm Miami weather for a 48-hour visit to the city that never sleeps.   Although not new to the concrete jungle it was my first time experiencing it as an adult. Originally, the plan was to attend the Meadows Festival but as a seasoned festival-goer their lack of organization followed by a double cancellation of The Weeknd (first a headliner, then placed in a lower slot) definitely made me re-think spending…

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A Weekend in Curaçao

July 2, 2016

What happens when you mix pre-birthday excitement, insomnia, your boyfriend being out of town and Google Flights? A spontaneously booked trip to Curaçao. Getting there was a mere 2.5 hour flight from Miami which was amazing as I love quick getaways! However as the plane prepared to land my initial reaction was like a scene out of Catfish. Where was the lush greenery and white sand beaches that you see in all the pictures?  A little discouraged yet still eager to explore…

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