The Best Hikes in Joshua Tree

Joshua Tree National Park is one of my favorite parks in the world – filled with trees, appropriately named Joshua trees, that look like they are straight out of a Dr. Suess book.  Although as much as Joshua Tree is known for these iconic trees, the rock formations are just as cool. The park attracts […]

How to visit Valley of Fire from Las Vegas

If you’re planning a trip to Vegas, then you should make sure to add in a stop to Valley of Fire State Park. This incredible park is just a short drive from the Vegas Strip, but feels worlds away. This guide will cover the best things to do in Valley of Fire State Park, plus […]

Pittsfield, Massachusetts: A Guide to Your Weekend Getaway

If you live in the Northeast, you’ve likely heard of the Berkshires before. But have you heard of the charming, and culture-packed city of Pittsfield, Massachusetts? Nestled smack in the middle of Berkshire County, the city of Pittsfield offers everything you need for a weekend escape from New York City. Whether you’re looking for gourmet […]

Best Hikes in Arches National Park

Hiking in Arches National Park is definitely the most famous things to do in Moab, Utah, and one of main draws for visitors from around the world. From the Delicate Arch to The Windows section, there is no shortage of great hikes to discover in Arches NP. In fact, the park actually has over 2,000 […]

10+ Best Restaurants in Carroll Gardens

Carroll Gardens is one of New York City’s most charming neighborhoods, located on the border of Brooklyn neighborhoods Cobble Hill, Red Hook, Boerum Hill and Gowanus. This family-friendly neighborhood is filled with charming brownstones and some of the best restaurants in NYC, especially if you’re looking for Italian. I’ve put together a list of the […]

30 Most Instagrammable Places in NYC

Did you really visit NYC if you didn’t post it on Instagram? Well, yes of course you did! But that doesn’t mean that you shouldn’t be checking out all of the most Instagrammable places in NYC. I think it is safe to say that New York City is one of the most Instagrammable cities in […]

The Best Hikes in Zion National Park, Utah

Zion National Park is simply one of the most beautiful places in the world. And this is not an exaggeration. This guide will cover all of the best hikes in Zion, plus everything else that you need to know about planning a trip to this epic US National Park in Utah. Hiking Zion National Park […]

Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park: What to Know

Bryce Canyon National Park and Zion National Park are two of Utah’s top National Parks, and should definitely be on the top of any Utah national park road trip itinerary. Lucky for you, the two parks are less than 2 hours apart driving, so it’s easy to drive from Bryce Canyon to Zion National Park, […]

Bethel Woods: A Weekend Getaway from NYC

Looking for a fun, easy weekend trip from NYC? Why not consider a trip to the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts. Located just a short drive from NYC, the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts has a bit of everything: live music concerts, an interactive museum, history-filled grounds to explore, and a weekend festival! […]

Things to do in Moab, Utah: 5 things not to miss

Moab was easily one of my favorite stops on my recent campervan road trip with Cabana vans. My mind is still blown away by how much beauty can exist in just a small area. It was definitely a reminder that you don’t need to travel far to find incredible beauty. If you’re thinking about planning […]

Dead Horse Point State Park: What You Need to Know

If you’re visiting Moab, Utah, then you may have come across mentions of Dead Horse Point State Park. This little park is located just up the road from the popular Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park, but it isn’t nearly as famous, or crowded. Trust me when I say, Dead Horse Point State Park […]

Sedona Hiking: Best Hikes in Sedona, Arizona

If you’re planning to visit Red Rock Country, you absolutely need to add some hikes on to your travel itinerary. Every hike is so different, offering scenic views and secret caves. The most difficult part is choosing between all of the great hiking trails, as the options are truly endless. So if you’re in Sedona […]

Tips for Planning a Campervan Road Trip

I did my first campervan road trip in the US during the fall of 2020 and absolutely fell in love with this style of travel. Van life style trips, and even the long term van lifestyle, have gained a lot of popularity over the past few years. As a travel blogger and avid traveler, I […]

Cobble Hill Brooklyn: Restaurants, Shops, and Parks

I may be biased because I lived there for years but in my opinion Cobble Hill is one the best neighborhoods in Brooklyn, and probably in all of New York City. The neighborhood has got everything you need: charming townhouses, great restaurants and bars, plenty of shopping, and a ton of outdoor space. Plus, we’ve […]

Schwabacher Landing: What You Need to Know

Schwabacher Landing is easily one of the most beautiful places that I’ve ever visited. It is definitely one of the most iconic spots to visit in all of the US. The jagged peak of the mountain reflected on the still water. The calmness as the sun rises, with wildlife slowly walking by. If you are […]

Best Things to do in Hudson, NY

Hudson, NY has often been described as the Brooklyn of the Hudson Valley, or the “downtown of upstate”. With a thriving art and restaurant scene, among tons of other great things to do in Hudson, NY, the town is quickly gaining popularity with trendy New Yorkers looking for a weekend trip from NYC.  Hudson is […]

Fall Getaways near NYC: A Guide to Fall Road Trips

I think that we can all agree that fall in New England is one of the most beautiful experiences in the world. Growing up just outside of NYC, I was spoiled by all of the great foliage destinations at my fingertips. This guide covers some of the best fall getaways near NYC, plus some helpful […]

Yellowstone Itinerary: Best Things to do in Yellowstone

Yellowstone National Park is the oldest National Park in the US, and one of the most visited parks in the country each year. This is because the park has so much to offer visitors, from wildlife to geothermal pools. This Yellowstone itinerary will cover all of the best things to do during a visit to the […]

10 Best Hikes in Upstate NY

When you think of New York, you’re probably not picturing forests and hiking trails. In NYC, hiking is often redefined as climbing to your fifth floor walk up with one too many bags of groceries. However, there are actually tons of amazing hikes once you get outside of New York City. I’ve hiked all over […]

Delta Lake Tetons Hike: What you need to know

The Grand Tetons are filled with so many incredible hikes, however the Delta Lake hike was by far my favorite of the Grand Teton hiking trails. At 9 miles, with over 2,000 feet of elevation gain, it is definitely a hike that will challenge you physically and mentally, however it is so worth it for […]

Grand Teton Hiking Trails: Everything you Need to Know

The best Grand Teton hiking trails? Let’s dive in! When I first started planning my trip out to Wyoming, the one thing that I was most excited about is all of the amazing hiking trails that Grand Teton National Park has to offer. Our trip consisted of both Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone National […]

Grand Teton Itinerary: US National Parks

Welcome to my Grand Teton itinerary! When I first started planning my trip to Grand Teton National Park, I was overwhelmed by how much I wanted to see and do. Once I visited however, I found that the park was easy to navigate, and quickly became one of my favorite parks in the US. This […]

Best Restaurants in Portland, Maine

Let’s talk about one of the East Coast’s cutest cities, Portland, Maine. Despite growing up on the East Coast just outside of NYC,  I hadn’t visited Maine in over 10 years until this summer. Despite its small size, there is tons of do, and even more incredible places to eat. The city, and neighboring towns, […]

The 8 Best Things to do in New Paltz

 I think that we can all agree that 2020 didn’t go quite as planned. With all of my international trips cancelled, I took the time to explore more of my own backyard, with local trips in New York State. New York State is so diverse, and I am always surprised by all of the beauty […]

Siamese Ponds Wilderness: Hiking Trails and Camping

Hiking in Siamese Ponds Wilderness The Siamese Ponds Wilderness is one of the largest wilderness areas in Adirondack State Park in Upstate NY. However, the area is not super trafficked, making it a perfect place to escape for some fresh air. The area is great for hiking, camping, fishing, and swimming. This guide will cover […]

NYC’s The Funky Loft

The Funky Loft The Funky Loft is an apartment in New York’s trendy Brooklyn neighborhood, Bushwick. An industrial building from the 1920s, the loft was renovated by the current host a few years ago. Marcella arrived from Los Angeles in 2017, and with her brought her excellent taste for antique decor and home interior design […]

A Local’s 4 Days in New York City Itinerary

Planning a trip to NYC can definitely be overwhelming. There is so much to do and see, that it can be frustrating trying to fit it all into one trip, especially if you only have 4 days in New York. I grew up in the suburbs, just 30 minutes outside of New York City, and […]

The Best Cheap Eats in NYC

If you’re planning a trip to NYC and you want to eat all of the best meals in NYC on a budget, you’ve come to the right place! I grew up just 30 minutes outside of the city, and lived in New York for most of my life. As a budget friendly entrepreneur, you can […]

Two Days in New Orleans: What You Need to Know

Planning to spend only two days in New Orleans? Read on to find out everything you need to know about a short, sweet trip to this wild party city! Two Days in New Orleans: Where to Eat and Drink Bourbon House Located directly on the famous Bourbon street, the Bourbon House is the perfect spot […]

The Best Places in Astoria, New York

So you’re venturing out of “the city” and spending the day in Astoria? Read on to find out all of the best places in Astoria to eat, drink, and explore, from yoga studios to happy hour drinks!  Best Yoga Studio: The Yoga Room This yoga studio is seriously the bomb dot com (do people still […]