Governors Island: My Favorite Place In NYC

Governors Island: My Favorite Place In NYC

I love New York City. It’s the only place in the whole damn world (and I have been all over the whole damn world) where people walk at an appropriate speed. The people who live here are my favorite kind of people: sharp as hell and weird as fuck. But most importantly, I can get a bagel literally 24 hours a day, 365 days a year including during blizzards and hurricanes. Sure, I could happily live without the smell of hot garbage in the summertime, and the fact that I don’t even wince at a $16 cocktail using well vodka is absurd, but all this is a small price to pay for living in the greatest city on earth.

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South Korea: That time I fell off a mountain

South Korea: That time I fell off a mountain

As you know if you have followed my blog and web-series, I went to North Korea in August of 2015. However, that was the second time I tried to go. I had originally been scheduled to visit eight months earlier, over New Years (because nothing says optimistic new beginnings like the DPRK amiright?!). Unfortunately, due to the Ebola outbreak, North Korea closed its borders to tourism, and my visit was cancelled. I had already purchased my flights to and from Beijing, and because who the fuck wants to stay in Beijing more than they have to, I decided to make lemonade and hop a flight to South Korea instead.

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I'm A Travel Blogger And I Have Travel Anxiety

I'm A Travel Blogger And I Have Travel Anxiety

I would like to take this opportunity to apologize to anyone who has suffered from even one anxiety attack in their life. Up until my first one (in 2015), I was one of those stupid twiddledicks who would say, “ugh, just like, meditate or read The Secret or something.”

I’m groaning at myself now. I am sorry for my arrogance and my insensitivity.

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Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Livingstone, Zambia: Best Trip of my Life

Anyone who travels extensively has been asked the question “What is your favorite place?”

The first response out of my mouth is normally “ah fuck.” How am I supposed to answer that?

When people ask me this question, I fear they are implying “What is the best destination in the world?” and who the fuck am I to dole that label out?

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An artsy day in Ljubljana

An artsy day in Ljubljana

On my recent trip to Slovenia, I chose to only spend one day in the capital city, Ljubljana. This is not because there is anything unappealing about Ljubljana. On the contrary, it’s quite a charming city, like a bite sized Prague. The truth is, I get bored easily, and would much rather yearn to return to a place than feel ready to GTFO. Here is how I spent my one day in the capital of Slovenia!

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A Weekend in London

A Weekend in London

I have been to London a few times and I openly embrace the twatty American cliche of “loving London.” I really do! I love the history and the rainy weather. I love the narrow streets and the abundance of homewares (I FUCKING LOVE HOMEWARES). I love gin! London loves gin! This place is great! They have shit coffee, but I am a forgiving lady.

Here were some of my favorites from my most recent weekend in London:

 

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NYC: What It's Like To Float In A Sensory Deprivation Tank

NYC: What It's Like To Float In A Sensory Deprivation Tank

“That’s some bougie ass white people shit,” I thought as I passed by Lift Floats, a venue where people pay almost $100 to spend an hour alone in a big ass salty bathtub, presumably to escape the sidewalks of Brooklyn, where children whose parents were dense enough to give them those goddamn electric scooters wreak havoc.

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Storytime: Dubai

Storytime: Dubai

I love skydiving. My first, in Buenos Aires back in 2011, kicked off an addiction, and since then, I have done skydives in both Nambia and New York. As I was traveling around the Middle East in 2012, I decided to take a quick trip, just for a weekend, to Dubai. Dubai is home to (arguably) the most beautiful skydive in the world. Because the UAE is expensive as hell, I was only able to afford a couple days, which was plenty, because again: I was only going to skydive

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Norway: A Hiker's Heaven

Norway: A Hiker's Heaven

I had wanted to go to Norway for several years. Although it’s expensive AS FUCK, it’s also home to some of the most naturally beautiful landscapes in the world. I love hiking and had my sights set on completing the three most famous Norwegian hikes: Trolltunga, Preikestolen, and Kjeragbolten. Moreover, I wanted to hike all three in just three days. I knew this would be a challenge because finding logistical information online proved a bit tough in itself, but I was hell bent.

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Christmas at the Igloo Village

Christmas at the Igloo Village

For years, I wanted to go to Kakslauttanen and sleep in a glass igloo under the northern lights. I had looked into this, but it was so expensive, and hard to book. In July of 2014, I took a chance, emailing if they had any availabilities over Christmas. I got VERY lucky, as there had just been a cancellation (you normally have to book a year in advance) and I was able to share a special Christmas with my sister. Here are a few details to keep in mind if you are planning a trip to Kakslauttanen.

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