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The Truth About Becoming A New York City Tour Guide

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“I can’t wait to get back to New York City where at least when I walk down the street nobody ever hesitates to tell me exactly what they think of me.” – Ani DiFranco I just want to start off […]

Discover New York: A Modern Renaissance In West Harlem

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Luckily, a recent plan to make the 50-minute trip up to West Harlem was more than worth the journey, as I experienced a lesser-known and extremely experimental NYC gem.

9 New York Adventures For Active & Daring Travelers

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You’ve been to Central Park. You’ve done the Empire State Building thing and the Statue of Liberty thing. You’ve even taken the subway at night.  Now what? How about spending a little time seeing the city from a higher vantage […]

Discover New York: Tracing Chocolate History In Brooklyn

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I love chocolate. I’m not the type who feels guilty after eating chocolate, but instead eats it every day (and believes it should be its own food group at the top of the pyramid!). As a chocolate-lover I’m very fortunate […]

Making A Home In Brooklyn: Notes On Living In Bushwick After One Year

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Light streams through my curtain-less windows, gowning my IKEA bed in a natural glow. While this morning it’s the sun that wakes me, others it’s a blaring car horn, an angry construction worker or maybe an early game of dominoes […]

Notes On Realizing What’s Important In Life

You will not be punished for your anger, you will be punished by your anger – Buddha I recently started attending a meditation class called “Soup and Serenity” on Wednesday afternoons at Dipamkara Meditation Center in Port Jefferson, New York. […]

10 Top Glamping Accommodations For Exploring Nature In Style In The USA

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Most of you are backpackers and adventure travelers who don’t mind roughing it to travel in a more budget-savvy fashion. That being said, when the opportunity for a unique experience arises sometimes you just have to take it. The following […]

Discover New York: When Chocolate Meets Spirits In Brooklyn

Chocolate and liquor are probably not the first things that come to mind when you think of healthy food and drink. Additionally, they’re not typically two items you imagine pairing together; however, at Brooklyn’s Cacao Prieto, single origin Dominican cacao and […]

Discover New York: Urban Winery Meets Local Artist Gallery In Brooklyn

What do you get when you mix local artwork, New York wines, small-batch whiskeys, innovative pairings, sustainable cuisine and a lineup of community-enhancing programs? Brooklyn Oenology, or B.O.E., New York City’s first urban winery. Located in Brooklyn’s creativity hub of […]

Saratoga Springs: A Fun Weekend Trip From NYC

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Last weekend I had the pleasure of visiting one of my sorority sisters from college in Saratoga Springs. Despite having gone to school nearby at the State University of New York at Albany, I’d never taken the time to explore […]