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! […]

Through the Lens: Ellis Island

After visiting Liberty Island we took the short boat ride to Ellis Island to enjoy all the history on the most beautiful day in New York.          Not pictured: The Bob Hope Memorial Library. It’s easy to miss as it’s definitely off the tourist-beaten path. I just happened to see a sign for it, […]

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 […]

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 […]

New York City | Part 3

I fell in love with New York City. I wasn’t expecting to, but the city pulled me in. I loved catching my first glimpses of the skyline as I neared the end of my 4 hour bus ride. I loved staying on the Upper West Side. I loved walking everywhere. I loved the soreness in my feet at […]

New York City | Part 2

The time I spent in New York City was full of wandering. We made plans a day at a time, and enjoyed not having a rigid agenda. Most days started with breakfast at a coffee shop in West Village, a Subway ride down to Manhattan, and then lots of walking, shopping and exploring the city that never […]

New York City | Part 1

Travel goal #2 of summer 2014: Go to New York City. This was not so much because I was dying to go as it was that everyone went, I was pretty close, and I wanted to make it happen. I was not expecting to love it as much as I did. I met up with […]