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Experiencing the Great Outdoors in Utah’s Heber Valley

Tweet Mt. Timpanac, Credit: Mark Anderson As I’ve mentioned in earlier posts, this summer will be my very first trip out west. There are so many places I haven’t been, and still won’t make it to this trip, that I want to see. One is Utah, with its diverse landscapes and ancient rock formations. I’d […]

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Exploring Nevada’s Pony Express Territory

Tweet I set a goal for 2016 to see more of the United States. Because, despite my years of travel, I’ve only seen some 20 or so states, most of them in the southern United States and the small states of the north. But there’s so much I still haven’t seen. I’ve already started planning […]

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How a Summer in Washington DC Changed My Life

Tweet Solo travel wasn’t something I ever thought I would do, especially as a high schooler who could hardly leave the house for a period of time because of panic attacks. Anxiety plagued me on and off from a young age but was at its worst in ninth grade. It started to loosen its hold […]

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New York City’s Woolworth Building: History of a Skyscraper

Tweet Thousands of tourists and locals walk past the building every day, between City Hall and the 9/11 Memorial, without even looking at. This building is one of many in New York City and a small one in comparison with the towering structures around it. The Woolworth Building served as offices for the company and was the […]

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An Afternoon in Brooklyn

Tweet On my last dozen visits to New York City, I neglected one of the most well-known suburbs. I’d only crossed the river twice before, once to have dinner at Bubby’s (location now closed) with my family a few years back and again this past summer when I had dinner with my coworkers in Red Hook. I’d […]

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Cheap and Chic Accommodation at The Jane Hotel

Tweet New York City is expensive to visit, especially when your employer is no longer footing the bill. I found myself in this predicament on my most recent trip to the city, where I was speaking at the New York Times Travel Show. I’ve stayed in a handful of places before, namely a basic hostel […]

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Visiting The Cloisters in New York City

Tweet When most people plan their trips to New York City, they stay within the confines of downtown Manhattan. They might visit stops on Museum Row like the Guggenheim or Metropolitan Museum of Art, but taking the subway for over 100 blocks seems out of the question. But there are so many things to see […]

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Photo Friday: New York City, NY

Tweet When I decided not to continue with one of my jobs, I was afraid I wouldn’t get another chance to go to New York for a while. I talked about coming back every six months, but when it comes time to actually book flights, I wasn’t sure if I could manage. Thankfully, the opportunity […]

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Hotel Emma: The Sexiest Hotel in Texas

Tweet How many places in the world can you sleep in a former brewery? Visitors to San Antonio, Texas can do just that at the Hotel Emma, a new boutique property named for the matriarch of the Pearl Brewery. The entire grounds have become a mixed-use development for shops, restaurants and bars, as well as […]

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San Antonio: America’s Most Underrated Destination

Tweet When you think of Texas, you probably think of Austin. And when you think of (if you think of) San Antonio, you probably think of the Alamo and the Riverwalk. The city is often overshadowed by the newer, hipper capital and its startup community. But after spending a few days in the former Catholic mission, […]

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