Friday, October 31st, 2014

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A Street Food Crawl Through Queens, New York

A Street Food Crawl Through Queens, New York

New York has become one of my bases over the past few years. With so many of my friends living there (as well as a sister who doesn’t mind putting me up on her couch), I’m spending more and more time in the city, and with that, looking for new and interesting things to do on my visits. One activity that I had been wanting to do for years? A Queens street food tour by Jeff Tastes. And... [Read more]


Win a Trip to Yemaya Resort, Little Corn Island!

Win a Trip to Yemaya Resort, Little Corn Island!

The following branded content post is brought to you by Yemaya Resort. When the prize is a 10-night Caribbean vacation for two with airfare, you know I’m happy to broadcast that to all of you! Imagine a tiny island adrift in the Caribbean. It’s home to the clearest water you’ve ever seen; palm trees reach out into the water. There isn’t a single car on the island. And it’s... [Read more]


Where to Stay in Paris — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

Where to Stay in Paris — Best Neighborhoods and Accommodation

Where’s the best place to stay in Paris? For most people, going to Paris is the trip of a lifetime — so it’s all the more important to carefully choose where you stay. Paris was the first city I ever fell in love with, and after thirteen years, it’s still my favorite city in the world. On my first visit, I skipped away from my school group to climb the towers of Notre-Dame;... [Read more]


Scenes from the Flåm Railway, Norway

Scenes from the Flåm Railway, Norway

Norway’s Flåm Railway, or Flamsbana, is often cited as one of the world’s most beautiful train journeys. Beginning in the sea-level fjord hamlet of Flåm and extending to the town of Myrdal, 863 meters above sea level, the train glides through grassy mountains with waterfalls spurting out from every direction. Is it the most beautiful train journey? Well, I’ve been on lots... [Read more]


Three Days in Bergen: The Perfect Introduction to Norway

Three Days in Bergen: The Perfect Introduction to Norway

Norway. One of the most beautiful countries in the world. One of the most expensive countries in the world. A unique and cold and clear and precise destination — yet one that until recently had been out of my price range. But I finally had an opportunity. Norwegian Air is now flying to New York, and at this time, I’ve found it to be the cheapest way to get across the Atlantic. I booked... [Read more]


Rocking Out at Cologne Music Festival

Rocking Out at Cologne Music Festival

When New Year’s 2014 rolled around, I didn’t think I would be visiting Germany at all this year. How wrong I was! By August, I had visited Leipzig, Wilhelmshaven, Bremen, Hamburg, Lübeck, Berlin, Potsdam, and finally Cologne and Brühl. With the exception of Berlin, they were all new destinations for me. Cologne closed out my summer of festivals — for this final event, I would... [Read more]


Norway’s Fjords in Photos

Norway’s Fjords in Photos

When you think about visiting Norway, what comes to mind first? Fjords. It’s always fjords. They are the symbol of the country and one of the reasons why many people consider Norway the most naturally beautiful country in Europe. I couldn’t go to Norway for the first time without visiting any fjords, which is why I chose to visit Bergen rather than Oslo: not only is Bergen a beautiful... [Read more]


AK Monthly Recap: September 2014

AK Monthly Recap: September 2014

I am home in Massachusetts and it feels GREAT. After a year and a half of constantly moving, it has been an absolute treat to be based in one place for more than two weeks at a time. So many of my stresses have melted away! I’ve been spending time with family and friends, both in the Boston area and New York. As much as I love my friends from the weird and freaky world of travel, there’s... [Read more]


Bangkok Rooftop Bars and Vegas Partying with Yonderbound Hotels

Bangkok Rooftop Bars and Vegas Partying with Yonderbound Hotels

The following branded content post is brought to you by Yonderbound, a new hotel booking site. This post gave me the ability to show off my favorite hotels, and I decided to take you on a tour of my favorite party hotels in Bangkok and Vegas. Enjoy! If you’re going to splurge on a luxury hotel for the first time ever, the two best places to do it are Bangkok and Las Vegas. Why these two cities?... [Read more]


The Stunning Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

The Stunning Trulli of Alberobello, Italy

If you’re new to this site, here’s something you’ll soon learn about me: I regularly take on way more than I should, bite off way more than I can chew, and end up stressing myself out for the sake of seeing as much as possible while traveling. The latest example? My one-day road trip through Puglia, Italy. After a few days at the Carpino Folk Festival, I had a free day with a rental... [Read more]