10 Reasons (I love) to Stay on the Upper West Side

Each time I’ve been in New York City I have stayed on the Upper West Side. So I may be biased, but if you want to experience NYC like a local, I think this is a great start. Here are a few reasons I love calling Upper West Side home when I visit The Big Apple!

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A Proper Visit to Lady Liberty

While I loved riding the Staten Island Ferry and catching views of the Statue of Liberty and that iconic NYC skyline, a proper visit to Liberty Island and Ellis Island were on the must do list this visit. I was grateful for a beautiful morning with plenty of blue skies and sunshine to take in this iconic piece of history.

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Through the Lens: Central Park in the Fall

 

My first trip to New York City took place last year, in August. I was (and always am) excited to go back. But I was extra excited to go back when it would not be quite so warm out. When scarves and boots were the best attire choice, and it was just in time to see the first few indicators that Christmas is coming.

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Through Painted Deserts

I wasn’t sure what to expect from this book. It turned out to be the perfect mix of light, laughter read and thought provoking, ponder read.

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Written by Donald Miller about a road trip from Texas to Oregon in a VW bus with a guy he barely knew. It’s truly inspiring to Continue reading “Through Painted Deserts”

Seaside, FL

The cutest little town you ever did see. Home to one of the most quaint bookstores where I treated myself to a new book and some beautiful travel posters. Near the center of town there is a whole row of food trucks offering just about anything you could want. Plenty of narrow little tree lined streets to stroll down ’til your hearts content. And plenty of unique shops and art to browse through for days. Added bonus: The Truman Show was filmed here. Continue reading “Seaside, FL”